Monthly Archives: February 2012

Quality of Life

Kirksville and Adair County offer a broad quality of life menu.  So much so…that visitors remark…”you don’t realize what you have here”…when passing through.  Here are just a few 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