Considered “The Heart of the Lake of the Ozarks,” Osage Beach is a city of about 4,400 that borders Lake Ozark, MO, in the north and then extends along Rt. 54 to the south and west across the Grand Glaze Bridge to Linn Creek. Officially incorporated in 1965, the City provides the accommodations, infrastructure, and government for its full time population of 4,400 plus about 100,000 tourists who typically visit the area during summer weekends. The city contains two schools: Osage Beach Elementary and School of the Osage (high school). Lake Regional Medical Center is very conveniently located just south of the Grand Glaze Bridge off Rte. 54. Osage Beach also has a presence from three colleges: Columbia College, State Fair Community College, and Central Methodist University – all of which have campus locations in Osage Beach.
Residents and vacationers in Osage Beach will find a plethora of accommodations and shopping. There are seventeen hotels and numerous vacation rentals available that are located conveniently close to the abundant recreational activities of the Lake of the Ozarks. Shopping is highlighted by the presence of the Outlet Mall, but also includes a newly built Lakeview Pointe across from the Outlet Mall, which contains Dierbergs, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond, and several other stores. There are 75 restaurants in Osage Beach, providing a variety of cuisine to please its permanent residents as well as the large tourist population.
Housing in Osage Beach is plentiful and reasonable. Because Osage Beach extends along the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks, many of the homes in the area feature either lake frontage or a lake view. One can find apartments, condominiums, townhomes, or single family homes available, with prices ranging from under $100,000 to well over $1,000,000. Most homes are located conveniently close to Rte. 54, permitting quick and easy access to recreation, shopping, and restaurants.
Combining a relaxed lifestyle with many conveniences and accommodations, Osage Beach is an ideal place to live or vacation. With the variety of homes in the area, it’s best to enlist the services of an exceptional real estate agent to help you find your perfect home. With decades of experience at the Lake, Osage Realty has the knowledge, expertise, and integrity to be your key to the Lake. Call on us and you will be delighted with the results we will provide.