Welcome to Springfield MA.
Dubbed the “city of firsts”, Springfield is considered the birthplace of basketball, automobiles, and the country’s first military arsenals.
But even though the city has plenty of firsts, it still may be the last place you’d want to move to.
So if you’re undecided on whether or not you should move to Springfield, keep watching this video while I go over all the need-to-know pros and cons.
Let’s get started!
Con #3, Cost of living
With inflation currently on the rise, prudent Americans are in search of places where they can make their dollar stretch.
And if you’re looking for a place like that, listen to me closely…Springfield is not the place for
The cost of living in this city is absolutely outrageous. And the areas that will specifically hurt your pockets are in education and healthcare.
The cost of living here ranks in the top 30% of the most expensive cities in the world.
Which means if you want to work there, you either need to have a very valuable job or at least be skilled in blue collar crime.
Con #2, Cold weather
If you’re not a fan of cold weather, then you should definitely steer clear of Springfield.
Because not only does this city get unbearably cold in the winter. But it also gets a fair amount of snow. Which pretty much guarantees yours truly will never step foot in this place during winter.
However, I know this isn’t a deal breaker for a lot of people. So if you’re one of those non-humans who enjoys wearing cargo shorts in the winter, Springfield might be your dream destination.
Just know you’re going to have a lot of company.
Which brings us to the next con.
Con #1, Overcrowded
Springfield is the fourth most populated city in New England. A situation that leads to the number 1 complaint of residents.
Which is that the city is overcrowded.
Listen, Springfield is a city that’s in huge demand right now. And we’ll get into all the reasons why in the pro section.
But this demand has led to conditions that the infrastructure of the city wasn’t really built for.
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Ok, now let’s check out some pros of living in Springfield.
Pro #3, Beautiful landscape
One thing locals love about Springfield is that it has a very aesthetically pleasing landscape.
Commuting to work can be an experience all by itself. You’ll be surrounded by lush greenery, waterways, and even have access to a few national parks in Massachusetts.
This makes it a great place for people who have a fondness for being surrounded by nature.
But nature isn’t the only thing you’ll be surrounded by in Springfield.
Pro #2, Great healthcare
Springfield is known to offer great healthcare to its residents.
Which isn’t surprising when you learn that the city has a whopping 8 hospitals.
Springfield has been ranked 5th in the country for general healthcare. And it’s ranked #1 for access to medical care.
So if you’re an unlucky individual who always finds yourself tending to some type of wound, this city may be the perfect fit.
Pro #1, Education
The state of Massachusetts ranks number 1 for education. So it should be of no surprise that Springfield also viewed positively in this regard.
Springfield also has a good amount of educated people. Which is music to my ears considering that dealing with a lot of dump citizens is my version of hell.
The number of people in this city with bachelor degrees is 46.1%. Which is considerably higher than the national average.
So if you happen to be on the denser side, I promise you will not find your tribe here.