A small city of 60,608 people, Springfield, Ohio, was once home to 10 automobile companies, with names that have faded into history. It is, however, proud to be the site of Ohio's only prairie-style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Today, houses in the area range in design from modest yet comfortable manufactured modular homes to spacious, elegant residences situated on several acres of land.
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Most of the residents in this central Ohio city are married and more than 26% have young children. To educate those children, there are 47 schools. Two of the best, based on parent ratings, are Reid Elementary and Snowhill Elementary. Springfield is also home to Clark State Community College and Wittenberg University. There are also many young people between the ages of 20 and 29 in Springfield, employed in sales, manufacturing and administrative positions. Neighborhoods are varied as to home prices, so you have many choices; for example, you might find a Hampton Ridge Condominium listed for around $109,000 or a home in the upscale neighborhood of Founders Glenn for $545,000.
Located in Clark County, Springfield is known for its farms, farm markets and clean country air. In 1902, the superintendent of schools for Springfield Township established a "Boys' and Girls' Agricultural Club" for children 10 to 15 years old. This was the beginning of what the nation knows as the "4-H Club." The Clark County Fair is the second largest in the state, thanks in part to the continued 4-H presence in the area. If you dream of buying a farm here, keep your eyes open: they sometimes come up for sale. If you just prefer having lots of room around your residence, you might be interested in a six-bedroom, three-bath home on almost six acres of land for just under $250,000. Homes like this, located a short distance from town, provide one more attractive option for people who are considering a move to Springfield, Ohio.