Springfield IL History
Springfield, Illinois, the state capital and former home of Abraham Lincoln, enjoys a multifaceted and fascinating history. Since its founding in the early 1800s, Springfield has been a diverse area with many industries and attractions, as well as a melting pot of populations.
By the start of the Civil War, the population was 10,000. It now stands at over 200,000 people in the metropolitan area alone. Springfield began as a coal mining town, but is now known for its manufacturing jobs as well as its agricultural and cattle industries. Springfield is an active and ever-growing city located in the heart of the state, only three hours from Chicago.
Springfield IL Homes for Sale
Springfield real estate options from The Real Estate Group vary depending on area. Many of the available Springfield homes for sale are midsize to large dwellings between 2,000 and 7,000 square feet. These homes normally contain anywhere from two to six bedrooms and at least two full bathrooms, though smaller homes are always available. We at the Real Estate Group can help you find Springfield homes, as well as land and commercial buildings of various types and sizes.
Springfield boasts a lovely climate with an average yearly temperature of 63 degrees. In the warmer months, many Springfield residents enjoy hiking, golfing, gardening, and visiting local botanical gardens. The Adams Wildlife Sanctuary provides a unique opportunity for hikers to experience all Springfield’s natural wonder in forty unspoiled acres of wood and prairie. With an average snowfall of 22 inches per year, Springfield is also a great location for fun family winter activities.
Springfield IL Recreation
Springfield home buyers who are sports fans can root for their favorite amateur teams, including the Springfield Sliders semi-pro baseball team or the Springfield Foxes in semi-pro football. Theatre enthusiasts enjoy productions at the Springfield Theatre Center and Theater in the Park at New Salem. Art connoisseurs can browse through several visual art galleries and purchase local art for their new homes prepared by 60 local artists from the Studio on 6th.
Civil War history buffs will find plenty to do and see in Springfield. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and Lincoln Tomb are all located here. The Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition (LFLHC) helps us connect Springfield natives and visitors with the Lincoln family’s history through the cooperation of several small rural communities. Springfield also shows great pride in all its public servants and veterans, with the Fire Museum, Police Officers’ Memorial, Illinois State Military Museum, and several memorials dedicated to the veterans of specific wars.
Springfield IL Education
Springfield’s education system is one of the largest and most diverse in the state, boasting more than ten elementary schools, seven middle schools, three high schools, and several alternative options. Springfield, Illinois, also has an Early Learning Center serving pre-K students who are “at risk” or have been screened for special education eligibility.
Springfield IL Real Estate
Average List Price: $189,690
Average Days on Market: 149
Total Properties Found: 517
3605 Vanderbilt Circle Springfield, IL
5 beds , 3.5 baths | 6,480 square feet | MLS #: 166165
1516 WEST LAKE SHORE DR Springfield, IL
4 beds , 3.5 baths | 4,620 square feet | MLS #: 170143