With a downtown area that combines modern infrastructure and amenities, stately architecture, and an upbeat attitude, Springfield now offers so much more to do and explore. We’ve put a lot of new energy, businesses, products, and services into our charming old buildings. And we’re attracting a lot of new people: professionals starting their careers as well as experienced individuals and baby boomers seeking a more dynamic place to live.
Downtown Springfield is constantly welcoming exciting new attractions, such as the headquarters of the Horace Mann Company. Funky shops and affordable apartment complexes. And restaurants, coffee houses, and clubs. We have our own famer’s market. Music festivals fill our summer months. And there are all kinds of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, educational institutions, live theatre, and night-life attractions to enjoy. With a pleasant mix of recent development, greenways, and parks, we have the only truly urban setting in our region./p>
Downtown Springfield even offers complimentary municipal Wi-Fi. And transportation has never been easier, with local Amtrak service, buses, biking routes, and plenty of parking. But you’ll probably choose to walk most everywhere.
We’re just a two-hour drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. And we’re miles ahead when it comes to the cost of living. Springfield is changing, growing, and becoming something different every day. But we haven’t forgotten our roots—or our manners. It’s still a place where people take the time to make conversation, and a new friend. Simply put, Springfield has become more than a fun place to visit. It’s an exceptional place to live and work. Welcome to our town. And hopefully, yours: the new and ever-improving Springfield, Illinois.