25 Reasons to Move to Springfield, OH

Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Springfield!

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Are you looking to move to Springfield, Ohio? Do you need a few tips and some reasons why you should commit to the move? This article will give you a few reasons why making the move to Springfield is worth it. To start off, Springfield, Ohio is located in Clark County and has a population of approximately sixty-thousand people. A few fun facts about Springfield is that the city is known by many names. These names include The Champion City, The Home City, and The City of Roses. The nickname Champion City stems from the Champion Reaper farming equipment that was produced in Springfield in the 1800s. The nickname City of Roses stems from the 33 greenhouses that produced more roses than any other city in the world in 1919. If these facts aren’t convincing you, I’ll give you twenty-five reasons why moving to Springfield is a great option.

1. Springfield is Affordable

The cost of living in Springfield, Ohio indices are based on a U.S. average of 100. Any rating over 100 indicates a cost of living that is higher than the national average, vice versa. Springboro has a ranking of 102.5 meaning the cost of living is a little higher than the national average. Taking this into account, the median income of one person per household is $40,000. This is the national average income, which gives anyone looking for a home an array of affordable housing options.

Forbes Magazine recognized Springfield’s affordable living and hereby ranked the city as the 8th best, cheap place to live in the U.S. Whether your dream home be a home situated in a tree-lined, close-knit neighborhood or a country estate with a few acres of land, Springfield’s rich inventory of homes will help you find your desired dream home at a competitive, affordable price.

There are many great places to enjoy an amazing meal in Springboro. Image courtesy of Fresh Water Cleveland.

2. Amazing Food Scene

New restaurants and food pairings have been recently added to Springfield. These restaurants offer unique food combinations and creations that locals love. The food scene comes prepared with in house options that are local and freshly made everyday. Food is a big part of life and the food scene plays a huge role in deciding where to move. Springfield comes packed with many delicious options that will have you and your family wanting to move right away.

Springfield High School
Springfield High School offers distinct concentrations in many subjects. Image courtesy of The Blade.

3. Education and Career Opportunities

In Springfield, students are offered and afforded educational opportunities that have been proven to lead them to an understanding of how they can contribute positively to society. The Springfield City School Districts holds classes in ten elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools. Springfield High School offers a variety of advanced placement (AP) courses as well as an international Baccalaureate program. Another highschool in the school districts, named the DOME, is home to a regionally renowned STEM school and a state-of-the-art tech and learning center. Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College help pioneer higher education opportunities in Springfield. These opportunities are an important aspect of finding and furthering a career.

4. Moving to Springfield, OH could be good for your health

The health of a city has many different factors to keep in mind. Some of these factors can include air quality, water quality, and risk of disease. Other people in close vicinity can also affect overall health as some places have lower or higher rates of exercise, high consumption of alcohol, smoking, and obesity. The cost of healthcare in Springfield is significantly lower than the U.S. average at a rate of 89 out of 100. Superfund is a program who funds cleanup sites for some of the most contaminated land in the United States. Springfield was given a phenomenal rating of 93 out of 100 on a cleanliness scale by Superfund. Overall, the health and cleanliness of Springfield is of extremely high ranking and should be a factored that is considered when moving.

National Road
National Road had the greatest influence on Springfield’s settlement. Image courtesy of wikimedia.

5. Springfield is “The City at the End of the Road”

Springfield has gained notoriety over the years thanks to the National Road. This road still runs through the city today and made its way through Springfield in 1839. A lapse in federal funding caused construction of the road to stall for over a decade. When travelers reached the end of National Road, they had nowhere else to go so they settled. During this time, the city became known as “The City at the End of the Road”.

6. Springfield has a rich aviation history

Springfield has a large collection of aviation history which is shown off in the National Museum of the U.S. Airforce. The museum researches, conserves, interprets, and presents the Air Force’s history, heritage, and traditions. Springfield is also a part of the Wright Brothers infamous history as well. Harry Toumlin, a patent attorney from Springfield, wrote the first flying machine application for the patent that was ultimately granted to the brothers in 1906.  

7. Landmarks everywhere!

There are many must see landmarks in the city of Springfield, such as the one pictured above. Madonna of the Trail is a representation of the pioneer women and their influence upon the country. This is just one of many landmarks that can be seen in Springfield. Currently, forty listings on the National Registry of Historic Places call Springfield home.

This beautiful mural welcomes the guests and homeowners of Springfield. Image courtesy of WYSO.

8. Arts and Culture are a big part of life in Springfield, OH

The legacy of arts and culture live in Springfield. This legacy can be seen boasting through the city’s very own symphony orchestra. A few other key pieces that represent arts and culture in Springfield include the Frank Lloyd Wright House museum, and the Smithsonian-affiliate art museum. These amenities keep arts and culture alive in the city.

There are many parks and trails throughout Springfield. Image courtesy of ntprd.

9. Get out and enjoy Springfield's many parks and trails

Springfield is home to one of the largest community parks in Ohio. The park connects the community to 212 acres of nature and recreation. You can connect with nature by embarking on hiking trails or participating in activities such as white water rafting, fishing, or paddle boarding. There are a numerous number of trails and parks around Springfield that are perfect for family or solo outings.

10. Enjoy pleasant weather and a comfortable climate

The weather is as normal as can be in Springfield. If you like the typical warm summer months and cold winter months, Springfield is just for you. June, September, and August are the most pleasant months while January and February are just the opposite. The best places comfort index gives Springfield a seven out of ten on comfortability which is above the national average for the United States.

The City of Roses
The City of Roses gave Springfield world notoriety. Image courtesy of whatshouldwedotodayincolumbus.

11. Enjoy Springield's vibrant flowers

Many know Springfield as the Champion City, but it also goes by other names as well. One of those names being the City of Roses. This name comes from the 1919 fact that Springfield was home to thirty-three greenhouses that produced more roses than any other city in the world. You can still see the beautiful flowers that are produced in Springfield today at any local greenhouse. The flowers are a big enough reason to move to Springfield!

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra offers great live, classical music. Image courtesy of Linkedin.

12. Spend a night out listening to Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is a major part of the arts and culture represented in Springfield. The orchestra educates, entertains, and enhances the lives of people in Springfield through live symphonic music.

The Springfield Museum
The Springfield Museum of Art was accepted into the Smithsonian Affiliates Program. Image courtesy of SmithsonianMag.

13. Soak up some culture at Springfield Museum of Art

Through art and education, the Springfield Museum of Art seeks to engage the entire community. Using exhibitions and art classes, the museum gives a new meaning to the appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. This is one place you want to visit!

Columbus and Dayton
Columbus and Dayton are located on either side of Springfield. Image courtesy of travelingmom.

14. Conveniently located near other cities and towns

Springfield is strategically located between Columbus and Dayton. Springfield is approximately an hour away from Columbus and a half an hour away from Dayton. The job opportunities are amazing considering Springfield is located next to two major Ohio cities. The location of Springfield makes it a great place to look for employment.

Neighbors turn to family
Neighbors turn to family in a close-knit community such as Springfield. Image courtesy of verywellmind.

15. Springfield is the perfect place to raise a family

Springfield is a place where your neighbors feel like family. The close knit feel of Springfield communities makes a great family friendly living environment. Overall, the family feel of Springfield will make living there worth your while.

16. Springfield's residents practice a variety of religions

Thirty percent of people in Springfield are religious. There are a variety of religions that are practiced in Springfield. Some of these religons include Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Islam, Judaism, and many more.

There are many fun activities in the recreation district of Springfield. Image courtesy of ntprd.

17. Spend a day in Springfield's Recreation District

There are many parks, trails, and places to enjoy playing sports such as basketball, baseball, etc. Other activities include kayaking, hockey, rock climbing, and bouldering. Springfield is a reservoir of recreation.

The Hartman Garden
The Hartman Garden is currently looking for someone to maintain the grounds and statues. Image courtesy of atlasobscura.

18 Have a unique experience at Hartman Rock Garden

In 1932, Ben Hartman started building miniature, stone statues when the Great Depression hit. He became inspired and started to build a sprawling rock wonderland in his yard. His creations still stand in Springfield today. The Rock Garden attracts thousands of visitors. Make sure to check it out.

The house has changed architecture so that it no longer reflects the design intent of its architect. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

19. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House

The Westcott House is arguably the most important architectural project of the modern era. The house was designed in 1906 and built in 1908. The Westcott House is an important rediscovery, a notable, newly unearthed example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy.

Snyder Park
Snyder Park is a family favorite. Image courtesy of ntprd.

20. Snyder Park Clubhouse

The Snyder Park Clubhouse has had many design improvements throughout the years. A creek has been added, several lakes have been formed, hundreds of trees have been planted, and roadways have been paved throughout. The Clubhouse serves as a vibrant space for the free use of Springfield residents.

The Reservoir
The Reservoir was originally used by the United States Army. Image courtesy of kayakingacrossohio.

21. Cool off at Clarence J. Brown Reservoir

C.J. Brown Reservoir is located two miles northeast of Springfield. The reservoir includes picnic tables, grills, and walking trails.

balloon festiva
Enjoy a famous balloon festival. Image courtesy of Springfield Sun-News.

22. Check out Champaign County Balloon Festival

The autumn skies will be more colorful than usual this October. The Champaign County Balloon Festival is back and better than ever. The public will be allowed to view the balloons at 7 pm and will see the balloons glow as they are lit to circulate color and light.

Entry forms for each contest
Entry forms for each contest are turned in the morning of the cook off. Image courtesy of Urbana Citizen.

23. Show off your skill at Simon Kenton Chili Cook Off

This family friendly event has activities for both children and adults. They have salsa judging, a dunk tank, chili sampling, a pepper eating contest, and a corn hole tournament. There are also prizes for places first through fifth.

Buy a duck
Buy a duck, feed a child. Image courtesy of Ganett.

24. Splash around at the Rubber Duck Regatta

The Rubber Duck Regatta is a fundraising event to help solve world hunger. All contributions help to provide meals to hungry children and families in the Springfield community.

25. Explrore Springfield's beautiful homes

There are beautiful homes all around Springfield. If Springfield sounds like the kind of place you could call home, consider checking out our latest listings!

With so much to offer, it's no wonder Springfield is a popular home for Ohioans. What's your favorite part about Springfield? Let us know in the comments!

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