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Springfield, MA

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There are many Springfields in the country but only one that can call itself the first Springfield in the United States, and that is Springfield, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636, this “City of Firsts” was the home of the first American horseless car, the first manufacturing plant to make use of the assembly line, and the first game of basketball, which was played in 1891.

Apartments in Springfield MA

$820-$1375

Mill Pond Village
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-1.5

$1280-$2550

Rolling Green - Amherst
Beds: 1-4
Baths: 1-1.5

$1180-$1540

Rivers Bend
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$905-$1015

High Meadow
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$925-$1030

Fox Hill Apartments
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

$757-$1615

Stockbridge Court
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Springfield, MA is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.1%
  • 5.57%
  • 5.93%
  • Female
  • 7.05%
  • 6.57%
  • 5.67%
$756
is average rent in Springfield, MA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.67%
  • 6.0%
  • 5.64%
31.72%
of units are available for rent in Springfield
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2130
  • 266
  • 3365
Getting Around in Springfield, MA

If you’re hoping to get around on public transportation, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has got you covered. PVTA busses run all around the city and into the rest of Western Massachusetts, offering affordable transportation to and from home, work, school, and fun. The city is also pedestrian and cyclist friendly, especially around the downtown area. Aside from public transportation, locals use their own cars to get around the city, and railroads to get into other major cities in New England, including Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

78
Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
42
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Springfield is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.9%
  • 10.48%
  • 1.68%

Springfield's Architecture

<p>Springfield is often referred to as The City of Homes. It didn't just get this name because it's a great place to call home, but because the architecture here can't be beat. There are a number of houses that date to the 1600s and 1700s, though the city is mainly known for its Victorian and Gilded Age houses. The Victorian buildings, which are known as Painted Ladies for the way that they prefer to adorn themselves in bright shades of paint, can be found all over the city. Though not as prevalent as these Victorian single family homes, Gilded Age mansions, known for their expansive floor plans and castle-like exteriors, can also be found. There's no one place to go to experience all of Springfield's architectural wonder; a stroll through any neighborhood will take you past a wealth of beautiful homes.</p>

Forest Park

<p>Known as the Crown Jewel of Springfield, Forest Park is one place you'll keep coming back to. The park sprawls across more than 700 acres, and has a plethora of nature trails and scenic vistas. The park is home to a world-class rose garden, a water park to cool off on those hot summer days, and sports fields and courts to enjoy a game of basketball or softball with friends and family. In fact, Forest Park is where the game of basketball got its start. In the winter, Forest Park is home to Bright Nights, a seasonal festival full of holiday cheer and more colored lights than you could count!</p>