Rent to Own Homes near Springfield, IL

Top Reasons to Live in Springfield IL

  • Springfield, Illinois, wasn't always the state capital. It took the work of then State Representative Abraham Lincoln to make it that way in 1839. So it's no wonder that Springfield boasts numerous Lincoln attractions, including the only home he ever owned, his old law office, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The city of 116,000 residents is the second largest city outside the Chicago Metropolitan Area, and the largest city in Central Illinois. Springfield is also home to the Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Office of the Governor of Illinois. But Springfield isn't just a great place for history buffs. It's also the "Chilli Capital of the Civilized World," thanks to its delicious food.

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3 Beds, 2 Baths in Springfield, IL 62707
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Springfield, IL 62707

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School: Immanuel Lutheran Preschool
Grocery: Midstate Meat Co
Restaurant: D Bite It Custom Baits
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2 Beds, 2 Baths in Springfield, IL 62704
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Springfield, IL 62704

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School: Dubois Elem School
Grocery: Hometown Pantry
Restaurant: Head West
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3 Beds, 2 Baths in Springfield, IL 62702
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Springfield, IL 62702

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School: Pleasant Hill Elem School
Grocery: Evergreen Market
Restaurant: Chickies Ranch
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2 Beds, 2 Baths in Springfield, IL 62704
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Springfield, IL 62704

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School: Dubois Elem School
Grocery: Hometown Pantry
Restaurant: Head West
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3 Beds, 2 Baths in Springfield, IL 62704
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Springfield, IL 62704

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School: Lawrence Education Center
Grocery: Pasfield Stop N Save
Restaurant: Dynasty Asian Cuisine
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3 Beds, 3 Baths in Springfield, IL 62712
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Springfield, IL 62712

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School: Capital Area Career Ctr
Grocery: Walmart Supercenter
Restaurant: Lake Pointe Grill
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2 Beds, 2 Baths in Springfield, IL 62703
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2 Beds, 2 Baths

Springfield, IL 62703

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School: Edwin A Lee Elementary School
Grocery: Shaklee Distributor
Restaurant: Abe's South Side Cafe & Pub
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1 Bed, 1 Bath in Springfield, IL 62702
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Springfield, IL 62702

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School: Jane Addams Elementary School
Grocery: Super Pantry
Restaurant: Monty's Submarines
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3 Beds, 2 Baths in Jerome, IL 62704
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Jerome, IL 62704

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School: U S Grant Middle School
Grocery: County Market
Restaurant: Mel-O-Cream Donuts
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  • Selected Housing Statistics Within the city of Springfield, there are 48,345 households, according to the United States 2010 Census. The median value of a house in Springfield is $123,928, which is below the state median of $192,867. Renters occupy 15,346 rental homes, and the median rent is $762.00 a month. Rent-to-own homes are not a popular option at present in Springfield as the market is unsettled. Since 2012, home values in Springfield have declined by 0.03 percent. The cost of living in Springfield is 10.20 percent lower than the average for the United States as a whole.
  • Largest Employers and Industries The Springfield metropolitan area has 94 major employers, and the top 10 employers all have more than 1,000 employees. As the state capital, it should come as no surprise that government is the number one employer in the city with 18,300 workers. The next largest employer is Memorial Health System with 6, 047 employees. Following as the third largest employer, with only half the size work force of Memorial Health System, is another health care institution, St. Johns Hospital. Their employees number 3,004. Other large employers include the National Guard, Springfield School District #6, two universities, the City of Springfield and two more health-related facilities. It appears that civil service, education, and healthcare are the driving forces of Springfield's economy.
  • Local Events and Festivals Springfield is a city that enjoys its festival and events. There are things happening year round, so no matter what type of fun you're looking for, you're sure to be satisfied.
  • Neighborhoods Downtown Springfield: Ten years ago, the downtown neighborhood had little to offer for those looking to live there. All that has changed, though, thanks to a successful and quick renewal effort by the Springfield community, and the neighborhood is now Springfield's most popular. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum anchors a new hip neighborhood filled with ground-floor retailers with apartments above, as well as high-energy bars and clubs providing a vibrant nightlife.