Situated on the Mad River, and about 25 miles northeast of Dayton, Springfield, Ohio is a city of about 62,000 people. Those moving to Springfield will discover a warm and humid climate in the summers, with highs of about 89 degrees. In the winter, it averages about 30 degrees and gets about 29 inches of snow.
The median household income for Springfield is lower than that of the state average. The average cost of a home is lower there as well. The cost of living in Springfield is lower than the national average. Unemployment there, currently 10.2 percent, is slightly higher than that of the state average. The economy in Springfield has been affected by the over-all economic problems of the country, but it is working hard to improve things. They are attracting new companies to the area, recently including Ancra International. Top employers in Springfield include Dole Fresh Vegetables, the International Truck and Engine Corp., TAC Industries and the Springfield National Guard Base. With all of these exciting opportunities, it's no wonder why Springfield long distance moving companies are so busy.
Springfield was founded in 1801 by James Demint. Its early growth was contributed to by the fact that for years, it was the end of the line for the National (or Cumberland) Road, one of the first highways built by the federal government. In the late 1800s, the city was dominated by industrialists. In 1902, Superintendant of Schools A. B. Graham began a group he called the ‘Boys and Girls Agricultural Club' that grew into the 4H Organization. From 1916 until 1926, Springfield was home to ten automobile companies (all of which are now gone), and the owner of one of them contracted Frank Lloyd Wright to build him a home in Springfield. The Westcott Home is available for tours today. International Harvester (which is now known as Navistar) began in Springfield after William Whitely invented and patented the self-raking reaper and mower there.
Springfield has a summer arts festival that runs from mid-June to mid-July and there are many different venues to enjoy. Springfield has a symphony orchestra and a community theater. The Pennsylvania House Museum was an inn and tavern built in 1838 and was the boyhood home of Dr. Isaac Funk, of the Funk and Wagnall's' Dictionary. The Westcott House is a fully-restored home built by Frank Lloyd Wright that you can tour. Downtown Sounds is a summer concert series located in downtown Springfield that combines music and food. In September, there is CultureFest that celebrates all the diverse cultures of Springfield with music, food and exhibits. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, including the ECO Sports Corridor, which has whitewater rafting, canoeing and kiteboarding opportunities.