Our vision for Shell Knob is that of a destination community. It will have a distinct visual identity. The cohesive, socially active population will enjoy a wide selection of diverse activities, which will attract people of all talents to the area. The focus on managed, eco-friendly growth will make Shell Knob an extraordinary place to live, work, play, vacation and retire, while maintaining the rural flavor of our lake land area.


To strategically design expansion; to enhance, create and stabilize year round employment and commerce; to improve the quality of life and build a vibrant, aesthetically pleasing community by utilizing the abilities of residents; to attract new talent to the community; to maintain the pristine environment and preserve the rural atmosphere; and to stay within the parameters of the Shell Knob vision.


Southwest Missouri enjoys an excellent climate for year-around golf. Coldest months are January and February which average lows of about 30 degrees and highs of about 50 degrees. Snowfalls are usually one to four inches and generally melt in a day or two. Warmest months are July and August which average highs of about 91 degrees and lows of about 65 degrees. Shell Knob offers a very low cost of living as compared to most parts of the country. Waterfront homes, golf course front homes and mountain view homes are quite affordable. Southwest Missouri has been identified by many organizations as a prime retirement destination as well as a good area in which to raise a family. Real estate taxes are relatively low, crime is virtually absent, public schools are generally small and well-rated, air and water quality are excellent and outdoor recreation is abundant. Springfield, Missouri and Bentonville, Arkansas have the closest airports of size (Kansas City, MO or Tulsa, OK offer International Airports). Springfield, Missouri has the largest regional hospital in the area (many smaller hospitals are also in the area) and the closest trauma center.