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Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL


Springfield, IL

Moving to Springfield, IL—Get a Head Start

If you’re moving to Springfield, IL, or researching a potential move, you’re in the right place! Here you’ll find a great list of resources to help your begin your new life in Springfield. Getting a head-start means smooth sailing once you truly start carving out your niche in Springfield.

Things to know before moving to Springfield
Springfield, IL has a varied and rich history that includes one of the most beloved historical figures in American History—Abraham Lincoln.  He called Springfield home beginning in 1837, and it has been an important political city ever since.  In fact, today it serves as the capital city for the populous state of Illinois.  With just over 116,000 residents, it is among the largest cities in Illinois, and it is geographically situated at the crossroads of several major highways.

  • Climate. Dealing with occasional disagreeable weather is nothing new for Springfield area residents.  Hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters are the norm.  There is usually plenty of rain in the springtime, and an occasional tornado pops up as well. 
  • Transportation. The Springfield Mass Transit District operates 56 buses on 12 bus routes throughout Springfield.  One-way bus fare is $1.00, and passes are available.  Bike trails throughout Springfield are plentiful.
  • Economy. The majority of the workforce is employed by the State of Illinois or one of the surrounding hospitals.  Government activity is definitely what keeps the local economy afloat.  Unemployment is well below average.    
  • Recreation. Springfield’s Henson Robinson Zoo is home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia, North America, and South America.  The zoo is open year round, and even offers zoo classes for interested children and young teens.
  • Shopping. If you’re moving to Springfield, IL with an addiction to shopping, get your fix at White Oaks Mall!  They have something for everyone!  Anchored by Dick's Sporting Goods, Macy's and Sears, White Oaks Mall also offers more than 115 specialty stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Gymboree, Hollister, Justice, rue21, and Yankee Candle.
  • Food. Just finished unpacking and hungry for an awesome pizza?  Try Gabatoni's, the family owned and operated restaurant that has served the Springfield Area for over 57 years!  Gabatoni’s has used the same secret recipe since 1952 in their delicious Italian-American pizza.

Transitioning from your comfort zone into a brand-new environment can be tough, but the great city of Springfield, IL is full of helpful neighbors, willing to make sure you feel right at home.

Helpful Links for Moving to Springfield, IL
Public Library
City Website
Visitor Information
Chamber of Commerce
Family Fun

The service center for Springfield, IL is located in Bloomington, IL.

Information about Springfield, IL

Est. Population: 116250
County: Sangamon
Latitude: 39.8000
Longitude: -89.6333
Zip Codes: 62701
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