Litchfield prides itself as being a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Our location offers the best of both worlds. For people seeking an escape from rush hour traffic and overcrowded venues, Litchfield is the perfect place. A typical commute across town takes minutes and traffic is essentially non-existent. Situated between two major cities (St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois), Litchfield’s location gives its residents the ability to experience small town life while taking advantage of the attractions that surrounding cities provide.
With a low crime rate, affordable housing, quality healthcare facilities, low cost of living, and exceptional schools, Litchfield has something to offer everyone. Water sports, fishing, camping, bike trails, hiking and nature preserves at Lake Lou Yaegar is one of the reasons residents who visit Litchfield overwhelmingly decide to stay. Community events and hometown pride is why those who venture off always manage to find their way back home. Centered downtown is an original Andrew Carnegie Public Library. Parks are scattered throughout Litchfield providing plenty of opportunity for exercise or relaxation. Events centered on Old Route 66 bring excitement to visitors and residents alike. Litchfield’s original drive-in movie theater unites the past and present together for evenings of affordable family fun!
Litchfield has no match for its beautiful, pine-covered lake area, private golf course, trophy-yielding fishing lake, antiques shops and an abundance of community and regional festivals. There’s nothing as breathtaking as watching the American Bald Eagle soar above the lake or the Great Blue Heron fishing for a meal. For nature enthusiasts, Litchfield is the ideal milieu. Lake Lou Yaeger provides boating, skiing, fishing, swimming, camping, cycling, and hiking for the avid outdoorsman. Milnot Beach is perfect for some relaxing fun in the sun!