Springfield IL Moving Companies

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In Demand Movers LLC
Springfield IL movers, InDemand movers was created with dedication and honesty, we like to help make your move go as smooth as possible. InDemand Movers was created in...

US DOT: 2379315

Intra: 185494

MC: 817040

In Demand Movers LLC

Colonial Van Lines
Colonial Van Lines is the preferred choice for all your long distance moving needs. With over 50 years of experience, and over 200 professional...

US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Colonial Van Lines

Nationwide Van Lines, Inc.
Nationwide Van Lines is a fully licensed and insured moving company in Fort Lauderdale Florida, equipped with trucks, from small vans to large...

US DOT: 976593

MC: 411705

Nationwide Van Lines, Inc.

Alaska Terminals, Inc.
Alaska Terminals, Inc. is based in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska with branch offices in Fairbanks, Alaska as well as in Seattle, Washington. For the...

US DOT: 125550

MC: 79658

Alaska Terminals, Inc.

Allied & North American Van Lines
Springfield relocation quotes, Allied & North American Van Lines has over 85 years of experience and has built one of the largest moving networks in the world to service consumers,...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

Allied & North American Van Lines

Von Sydow's Moving & Storage, Inc.
At Von Sydow's Moving & Storage Company, we think beyond the boxes. We understand that moving is about more than a simple address change. It’s a life...

US DOT: 70719

Intra: 80863

MC: 87113

Von Sydow's Moving & Storage, Inc.

Premier Van Lines International Inc.
Moving companies Springfield Illinois, Founded in 1992, Premier Van Lines International is one of Americas leading relocation companies which specialize in international moves. We are...

US DOT: 1930177

MC: 690093

Premier Van Lines International Inc.

Zip Moving & Storage
Whether you are moving to the city or country, the trained staff of our company will carry out moves efficiently and professionally. Many cross...

US DOT: 2586700

MC: 906669

Zip Moving & Storage

Pullman Worldwide Van Lines
With decades of combined experience we have the knowledge and the dedication needed to be the best. While smaller companies struggle to service...

US DOT: 2538365

MC: 882866

Pullman Worldwide Van Lines

Champion Movers LLC
Our goal is your complete satisfaction. Local & Long Distance Southwest Interstate Next Day Service (to and from) Nevada, California, Arizona,...

US DOT: 1415523

MC: 535787

Champion Movers LLC

Door 2 Door Moving Solution
Our company was formed after the owner had worked for 3 of the “Majors”. He saw that you could offer the same top level service but at a reasonable...

US DOT: 3124738

MC: 481984

Door 2 Door Moving Solution

United Transportation Moving & Storage
Interstate movement of household goods and personal possessions takes the coordinated effort of professional team. United Transportation Moving and...

US DOT: 1978660

MC: 699570

United Transportation Moving & Storage

Gathright Van & Storage LLC
Springfield Illinois movers, Gathright Van & Storage company is a family-owned business performing thousands of moves every year, since 1927, with a stellar reputation. Through...

US DOT: 1387641

MC: 528359

Gathright Van & Storage LLC

U-Pack Moving
ABF U-Pack Moving was launched nationwide on October 1, 1997 by ABF Freight System, Inc. U-Pack has become an extremely popular choice for...

US DOT: 82866

MC: 29910

U-Pack Moving

Hood Moving & Relocation
Springfield, At "A Moving Around" we understand the importance of moving not just furniture but the family as well. This major decision must not be taken lightly....

US DOT: 1302391

MC: 504508

Hood Moving & Relocation

Springfield, Illinois

If you’re thinking of relocating to Springfield, Illinois, you’re not alone. The population of “Flower City” (as it’s called by local residents) has been growing slowly but steadily since the 1970s. Why are Springfield movers so busy? Perhaps it’s because Springfield has kept its small-town charm, even though it has a population of more than 117,000 people. Perhaps it’s the area’s rich history, or perhaps it’s the great quality of life. There are many excellent reasons for moving to Springfield; keep reading to discover more of them.

Economy:
One of the best reasons for hiring a Springfield moving company is the relatively low cost of living—about 25 percent lower than the national average. In addition, area home prices have remained stable since 2005. Perhaps this is because Springfield’s real estate market didn’t experience an extreme bubble like other markets; 2010 median home prices hovered around $100,000. This makes it a good place to buy a nice home for a modest down payment.

If you’ll be searching for work after moving to Springfield, keep in mind that the largest industry in Springfield is public administration, followed by health care, educational services, accommodation and travel services, finance and insurance, professional and scientific services and construction. (Although new housing construction has fallen off somewhat in the wake of the housing bubble, Springfield’s construction industry has actually seen a modest rebound from 2008 lows.)

History:
A man named John Kelly founded Springfield in 1820 by moving cross-country to build a cabin on what is now the corner of Second Street and Jefferson Street. He was followed by many other settlers from Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky, who were attracted by the area’s fertile soils.

Springfield officially became a town in 1821. (At that time, the town was named “Calhoun” after Senator John C. Calhoun of North Carolina. The name was changed in 1832 after Senator Calhoun fell from public favor.) By 1835, the new town was busy enough to need a constable. But business really picked up in 1837, when a young politician named Abraham Lincoln maneuvered to make Springfield the State Capitol of Illinois. Lincoln lived in Springfield from then until his election to the office of United States President in 1860. He would never return to his beloved town in his lifetime.

After the Civil War (and Lincoln’s subsequent death), Springfield became an industrial town. It was also an important stop on Route 66, the famous “Mother Road” that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Tourism:
Route 66 is a good place for beginning a tour of Springfield. Visitors driving into town from the north will pass the Pioneer Motel, one of the original “motor hotels” that catered to Route 66 travelers. Shea’s Gas Station Museum is a little bit further along; be sure to chat with owner Bill Shea, who is in the Route 66 Hall of Fame.

Route 66 also winds through historic downtown Springfield. This is an excellent place to stop and walk around. Important sites of interest include Abraham Lincoln’s home at the corner of 8th and Jackson Streets, as well as the Old State Capitol Building at the corner of 2nd and Capitol Streets. For a look at a more modern building, drop by the famous Dana-Thomas House, which was designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Interesting Facts:

  • Springfield has a famous sandwich called the Horseshoe, which is an open-faced sandwich with cheese sauce, French fries, ham and sometimes egg. It was developed as a party food served in Prohibition-era bars.
  • The Mason-Dixon Line, which is the traditional boundary between the northern and southern United States, passes just five miles south of Springfield.
  • If you eat at a Springfield restaurant, don’t be surprised if you are offered a bowl of “chilli.” The name of the famous Mexican dish was misspelled by the proprietor of the Dew Chilli Parlor when he painted his restaurant’s sign in 1909, and the error became a tradition.
  • In the United States, there are 36 cities, towns or neighborhoods named Springfield.

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