Located over the Willamette River and just to the west and of Eugene, Oregon, the city of Springfield is a large city, with over 60,000 residents inside 15 square miles of territory. Springfield was founded in the 1880s, and has been inhabited and growing continually ever since. Originally the town was known for its role in the lumber industry, but Springfield has since diversified its interests into more stable and varied markets, and it continues to be a main location for the growing and harvesting of hazelnuts.
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While there are no official neighborhoods in Springfield, some areas are designated as neighborhoods unofficially. The most well known "unofficial" neighborhood is the Washburne Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Washburne features well-trimmed hedges along tree-lined streets with many homes built in the early 1900s. Here you can see all kinds of historical architecture, with homes built in the early bungalow style located next to Colonial Revival and Queen Anne style homes. The Springfield General Hospital, which was established in 1913 and is now an apartment building, is also listed on the NRHP. The areas of Gateway, Glenwood, North Springfield, and Thurston are also considered unendorsed neighborhoods in Springfield.
Education is important in Springfield, and the school district is one of the main employers for residents in the city. There are 4 high schools, 4 middle schools, and 15 elementary schools within the Springfield School District, as well as Pioneer Pacific College, a college that offers associate's degrees and certificate programs. The city also has a claim to fame as the real-life inspiration for the fictional city of Springfield on the TV show "The Simpsons." Springfield has a mild climate with warm and dry summers, and winters where temperatures rarely dip below the mid-30s. If you are looking to settle down in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, then Springfield might be the city for you. Browse our listings for Springfield, OR, today to find your dream home in this picturesque town.