The Branson/Lakes Area offers a lifestyle that is unparalleled with its three beautiful lakes, breathtaking scenery framed by the Ozark Mountains, world–class entertainment, and friendly people. Branson's primary industry is tourism, and that means Branson residents are always ready to meet newcomers. The City of Branson currently has a population of about 7,500 and hosts nearly eight million visitors each year.
No other city of 8,000 residents has more than 268 restaurants and five shopping centers (three outlet centers, one mall, and one lakefront, lifestyle retail center). There are a dozen golf courses, and enough entertainment to keep anyone busy year–round.
The Tri–Lakes area has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, and residents have supported this growth by providing funds for improvements including a growing network of streets and highways, and state–of–the–art water and wastewater treatment systems to provide topnotch service to residents and visitors while protecting the environment.