Wednesday, 05 June 2013 22:39

Why buy a home in Springfield, IL?

The greater Springfield, Illinois area, which includes Rochester and Chatham, offers prospective homeowners a variety of houses to choose from and a chance at a rich and wholesome life. What was once Abraham Lincoln's hometown could be yours, at a price affordable to you.

Why buy a home Springfield, IL?

A large number of people in the greater Springfield area work in government, healthcare, and education, so if your job is in one of these sectors, you may find good career opportunities and steady work in Springfield. Other corporations in the area include AT&T.

Springfield is also home to multiple universities, including the University of Illinois at Springfield, which will make it easier for you to further your education or career. Your kids could also have access to great K-12 public schools; for instance, the Rochester Community Unit School District 3A has distinguished itself for its standards of education in reading, math, and science.

Although the greater Springfield area is home to tens of thousands of people, it retains a small-town feeling. There are lovely, affordable homes on quiet streets, where you can garden in your backyard and invite friends and neighbors over for barbecues. You're in the heartland of the U.S. and feel it in the lifestyle. The city is known for its good restaurants, and also for two particular foods: corndog on a stick (known as a cozy dog) and horseshoe sandwiches.

But even with its small-town vibe, there's no shortage of activities in and around the city. You can visit the many historical sites dedicated to Lincoln, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The city's botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary are big draws for nature-lovers; with dozens of parks in the city and easy access to some beautiful hiking trails, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

If you love the arts, the Hoogland Center for the Arts puts on year-round performances in theater, ballet, and orchestral music, while the "Muni" (Springfield Municipal Opera) brings Broadway musicals to you outdoors every summer. The Illinois State Fair is one of the festivals that will keep you entertained every year. For shopping, you don't need to look further than the enormous White Oaks Mall. And if you occasionally miss big city life, both Chicago and St. Louis are within easy reach.

If Springfield sounds to you like a wholesome place to live, with opportunities in work, education, and recreation for both you and your loved ones, contact us. We'll find you a home in this charming city that will suit your needs.

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