Real Estate and Community Information
Springfield, Tennessee is a city in the north central portion of the state and located in Robertson County. The 2010 census put the population around 16,478 and in 2013, that number had only increased by about 200. Springfield is a beautiful city with plenty of gardens and parks as well as walkable historic districts.
Tennessee used to be part of North Carolina's western territory and the area where Springfield is was called Tennessee County. Upon achieving statehood in 1796, the area of Tennessee County was split into two counties. One of these was Robertson and the other was Montgomery. The town of Springfield was established two years later in 1798. It began on 50 acres with room for a public square, 10 streets and 66 parcels. These lots went on sale to the public for $8 a piece. During the Civil War, the town of Springfield and Robertson County joined the Confederate side, but was overrun by Union forces fairly early on.
Springfield has been known for its two centuries of existence as being a commercial hub serving the larger agricultural area surrounding it. Probably the biggest crop grown in the area is dark fired tobacco. Robertson County is one of the largest tobacco producing counties in the country and has been since 1890. Along with tobacco, Robertson County is known for wheat, corn and hay crops. It also produces soybeans and beef and dairy cattle.
Springfield is about 30 miles north of Nashville and that gives residents only about a 30 minute commute from the downtown of the state capital and famous Music City USA. Interstates 24 and 65 serve the western and eastern parts of the county respectively. Originally made from hand-hewn logs, the Robertson County Courthouse has been newly renovated and is located in the original downtown hub of Springfield. This area is known as the Square and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of the buildings here were built in the 19th century. The chamber of commerce, Robertson County Times newspaper and the county's history museum are all located in this downtown area. Along with these historical and government buildings, there are also plenty of office buildings, shops and restaurants. Springfield also boasts a state of the art medical campus called NorthCrest Medical Center. One of the top golf courses in the state is found in Springfield, called the Legacy course. This is a Raymond Floyd Signature Course with management by Cornerstone Golf Partners. Other services include the Robertson County Family YMCA, the Highland Crest College Campus and the University of Tennessee Highland Rim Research and Education Center
Springfield is served by Springfield High School, Cheatham Park Elementary School, Krisle Elementary School, Victory Academy and Springfield Middle School. The city also has five parks maintained by the city's park and recreation office. These parks include American Legion Field, Garner Street Park, J. Travis Price Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Springfield Greenway. The city provides all general services to residents, including electric and gas, garbage pickup and water. Springfield is a major manufacturing hub for the county and includes such employers as Electrolux Home Products, Martinrea Fabco, Unarco Material Handling, Johnson Electric, International Automotive Components and Owens Corning.
The top attraction in Springfield is almost certainly the Legacy golf course. Another popular attraction is the Greenway, which is a scenic trail that runs three miles with opportunity for both hiking and biking. However, Springfield is also only 30 minutes from Nashville and its plethora of things to see and do. Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, RCA Studio B, The Johnny Cash Museum and much more.
Real Estate Market
The real estate market in Springfield offers a wide variety of vintage homes as well as new construction. Most of the homes are single-family. Many of the homes have brick and stone facades, representing an architecture style distinctive of Middle Tennessee. For those looking to relocate, Springfield offers a ton of value with well-appointed houses for sale at generally lower prices than similar houses selling in the Nashville metro area. The price range for houses in Springfield is fairly wide, with smaller houses selling in the low $200,000 range and larger houses ranging from the mid to high $500,000s.
Contact Kenn-Jean Irby for more information about relocating to Springfield, Tennessee, or to arrange a showing of any house on the market.