Mobile Homes For Sale In Springfield, MA
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Where Should I Look For A Mobile Home In Springfield, Massachusetts?
Springfield is a major economic node in the state – not quite up to the size and complexity of Boston, but it has plenty going for it. One of the reasons so many people are excited to buy a mobile home in Springfield is that the standard of living there is so high. That’s not solely measured in money, either – some say the healthcare system in Springfield ranks among America’s best, and the schools and universities around the city are among the best in the world.
Today we’ll look at some of the best places to find Springfield, MA mobile homes. We’ll compare the relative benefits of some of the best neighborhoods in the city, and try to give you all the other information you need to imagine what living there would be like. We’ll look at the geography, climate and demographics of the city, and even explore some of the best days out the city has to offer.
There seem to be ‘Springfields’ all over the US, but the one in Massachusetts was the first. Settled in 1636, Springfield always seemed bound for greatness. It was centrally located at the time of the American revolution, and was therefore chosen as the site of George Washington’s armory. It saw pivotal events like Shay’s Rebellion, and would be a major stop on the abolitionists’ Underground Railroad. It was the place where the famed Springfield rifle was manufactured, and is known as the City of Firsts.
Things to do in Springfield
Things to do in Springfield
While scouting mobile homes in Springfield, why not explore some of the cultural festivals and fairs that celebrate the city’s diversity and traditions? These include the Bright Nights driving tour of Frederick Law Olmsted's Forest Park, The Parade of Big balloons (the day after Thanksgiving), the Caribbean festival with music, dancing and parades, the Star Spangled Springfield concert on July 4, the World's Largest Pancake Breakfast in honor of the city’s founding, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, the Mattoon Street Arts Festival, the Stearns Square Concert Series and Bike Nights, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society Festival, Springfield Gay Pride Week or the annual Armory Big band concerts.
Springfield occupies the Connecticut River valley – often called the Pioneer valley – and is a great place to buy land in Massachusetts. Not far from Springfield, the Connecticut river joins with the Mill River, the Chicopee River and the Westfield River. This made it a key route of travel and trade. Springfield was once called ‘the city in a forest’, and even today urban parkland makes up fully 12% of its total land area. Much of this is the 735-acre Forest Park designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Around the city, the land rises up in hills, bluffs and mountains. Most of these are covered by some of the state’s most well-off suburbs, places like east Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham. It is just 4 miles from the border of Connecticut. Before you buy land in Massachusetts, though, think about what kind of neighborhood you would most enjoy living in. A few of the nicest neighborhoods in Springfield include: Springfield Neighborhoods Sixteen Acres Sixteen Acres is a great place to look for mobile homes in Springfield, MA. It is popular with both families and students, and it offers some of the best public and private schools in the city. Median home prices in Sixteen Acres are around $160,000 and the median income is around $58,000. This neighborhood also includes the famous Quadrangle, and the Dr. Seuss' Memorial Sculpture Garden. The Sixteen Acres Shopping Center puts the stores within easy reach, and employers like Baystate Health make for an easy (and often walkable) commute. East Forest Park This is considered one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city, and another fine place for buying a mobile home in Springfield. Again, the median home price is a very achievable $160,000. The presence of more than 50 schools and city parks makes this a top neighborhood for young families, and it has plenty of both family and fine dining options as well. It is handy to the Century Shopping Center as well. Mostly, though, this neighborhood is named ‘East Forest Park’ for a reason. It is heavily wooded, and people come from states away to tour the streets in autumn when the leaves change. Boston Road The Boston road neighborhood can be found on the eastern edge of the city, and it is indeed on the road to Boston. There are plenty of great Springfield mobile homes for sale there, but also plenty of single-family units and apartment buildings. The median home price in Boston Road is only $140,000, as well. This neighborhood boasts a movie theater, several international dining options, and lake Lorraine State Park. It is also a mere 2 hours from Boston. That makes it a bit long for a commute but quite close enough for day trips and weekend excursions.
Springfield, Massachusetts’s population as of the 2020 census was 155,929, up nearly 3,000 from the prior census of 2010. Springfield is the 3rd largest city in the state, and the 4th largest in New England. It sits at the heart of a huge Metropolitan Area with nearly 700,000 residents. Nevertheless, it is quite spacious. There are plenty of great places to buy a mobile home in Springfield.
Just under 79% of Springfield residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, but only 19% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $41,571 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was a very low $162,900 in the same year.
Arts in Springfield
Arts in Springfield
Springfield has always been ethnically and culturally diverse, and this has given it a rich arts and entertainment scene for most of its history. Anyone buying a mobile home in Springfield will be able to take advantage of its culinary arts in the restaurant district downtown.
Springfield’s Quadrangle hosts 5 separate museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, and the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, These have on display the first planetarium made in America, the Dr Seuss National memorial Sculpture Garden and more.
Schools in Springfield
Schools in Springfield
The great educational opportunities the city offers are some of the best reasons for buying a mobile home in Springfield. Public institutions like the High School of Commerce, Springfield Central High School, Roger L Putnam Vocational-Technical High School have made Springfield a major draw for young families. It also boasts great private schools, like St. Michael's Academy, Pioneer Valley Christian School and the Pioneer Valley Montessori School. Springfield is part of the ‘Knowledge Corridor’, so it should be no surprise that there are plenty of world class colleges and universities in and around the city. These include Western New England University, Holyoke Community College, Springfield College, American International College, UMass Amherst’s Urban Design Center, Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Westfield State University, Elms College, Bay Path University and the Springfield Technical Community College.
There are a lot of reasons to answer ‘yes’ to that question. The city’s economy is strong, and even though salaries are fairly high, the actual cost of living there is low – very low indeed compared to its neighbors, Boston and New York. It sits at the heart of the state’s 2nd largest metropolitan area, so there is plenty to do both in the city and in the suburbs. Finally, both the education and healthcare the city offers are top notch. It is a great place to live, in the abstract. In an individual sense, though, is it for you? Would you and your family be happy there? Only you can decide.
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