Quality of Life

The Quality of Life menu in Kirksville and Adair County suits many tastes. In fact, visitors often remark…”you may not realize what you have here” when passing through. Some examples of what we mean:

· Endless outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, camping, water sports, trails and organized athletics.
· Home to 1000 Hills State Park where Forest Lake is located.
· Several miles of walking/bike lanes and trails in Kirksville with more being planned in the next few years. The Forest Lake Area Trail System has begun a three phase program to connect the City of Kirksville to 1000 Hills State Park via a 4 mile trail.
· Active Arts and Performing Arts groups including the Kirksville Arts Association.
· Several public and private exercise and training facilities including the Adair County Family YMCA and the Thompson Campus Center at A.T. Still University.
· The NEMO District Fair–featuring top musical acts from around the nation.
· The NEMO Triathlon.
· People Achieving Connections Together center for all citizens with disabilities which is supported locally.
· Retired seniors have several venues to stay active and part of the community from Senior Circle to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
· One of the top 100 hospitals in America…Northeast Regional Medical Center
· Nationally recognized Universities…Truman State University, A.T. Still University and Moberly Area Community College. (Most communities don’t have any!)
· Excellent primary and secondary schools in the Kirksville R-III District and a strong Technical Center.

This list features only a sample of what make Kirksville a great place to live and work…not to mention being safe and affordable. For more detailed information, visit the City of Kirksville’s tourism website at www.visitkirksville.com.