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-Nearby mountains
-Museums
-Cost of living

Cons

-Economy
-Entertainment
-Violent crime


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Springfield, once a major center of industrial innovation, is the state’s third-largest city and a regional health, retail and financial center. Locals are credited with development of the Springfield Rifle, the 1895 Duryea motorcar, and basketball (thanks to Dr. James Naismith, in 1891. Some credit the motorcycle to area inventors and the early Indian Manufacturing Company. At one time that area was a significant manufacturing center, but most has left the area (including most recently a forge that made Craftsman tools).


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Quick Facts About Springfield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Springfield is 8.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Springfield jobs have Increased by 1.03 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 2.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Springfield's population is 154,341 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.68 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Springfield is $129,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -14.71%.
    SCHOOLS
    Springfield public schools spend $18,780 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.3 students per teacher in Springfield.

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  3/14/2017
New resident, and I love it

This city has a bad rep that is unwarranted. I just bought a terrific little house in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. Everywhere I go in this town, people are... (Read More)

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  8/13/2014
City of Homes

I just moved to Springfield almost a year now. I moved there because I know the housing stock there is plentiful. It's also very affordable. The most affordable place to... (Read More)

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  6/10/2013
demographics

I just wanted to correct the demographic info presented on this site. As of the 2010 census, the breakdown for Springfield, MA as listed on the Springfield, MA city... (Read More)

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