There’s a lot to see in the Show Me State. Missouri’s geography is highly diverse, ranging from the Ozark Mountains to the Missouri River and the beginning of the Northern Plains. Living in Missouri puts residents near the center of the United States. The best places to live in Missouri are St. Louis, West Plains, Chesterfield, O'Fallon and Columbia. Major industries in Missouri include food processing, aerospace, transportation equipment and beer making. (Source: livability.com)