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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Cost of housing
-Nearby cities

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Property crime


What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area


Springfield is strategically located between Dayton and Columbus on or near major east-west and north-south transportation routes serving the country. The city has a strong industrial heritage, at one time being a manufacturing center for automobiles and farm implements before that industry concentrated into just a few players. Big employers today include Navistar International and Honda, and an assortment of smaller manufacturing, food processing and distribution enterprises.

Downtown is interesting, with a number of historic buildings and an active preservation and redevelopment program. Springfield has nice inner neighborhoods with quality homes on densely wooded streets. The 2100-student Wittenberg University adds a noticeable college-town element, and there are relatively strong arts amenities in general. A new 45-acre community health care campus is scheduled to break ground in 2007. The area overall has a good balance of amenities and features for the price and an attractive central location relative to larger Ohio cities.

Springfield is located in the small valley of Buck Creek in an area of gently rolling agricultural and wooded hills in west-central Ohio. The continental climate gives warm, calm, humid summers. Winters are cold and changeable with occasional below-zero temperatures, but highs in the 30’s and 40’s and lows in the 20’s is the norm. Frequent air-mass collisions produce precipitation throughout the year, mostly as spring and summer showers and thunderstorms, with periods of winter rain. Snowfall is light to moderate, with frequent winter snow flurries caused by cold polar air flowing over the Great Lakes. An occasional stronger winter storm will hit if moist air from the south collides with polar air in just the right way. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.


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Quick Facts About Springfield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Springfield is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Springfield jobs have Increased by 2.47 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 22.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Springfield's population is 60,728 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.19 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Springfield is $56,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Springfield public schools spend $10,653 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Springfield.

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Springfield Housing Market


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Springfield
All I can say is "what a dump". Very few nice neighborhoods, lots of them crime and drug-ridden. The only business growth is on Bechtle Ave. At least it's an easy drive... (read more)
why I moved
The other message is correct. Springfield is a dump. The housing market has taken a nose dive yet the city still continues to give false housing values so we have to pay... (read more)
Climate in Ohio
If you like variety, Ohio is a good choice. Summer can be quite hot and humid for period, followed by more moderate heat. Not too much rain, but at times it can come... (read more)
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