Springfield IL Moving Companies

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Champion Movers LLC
Springfield IL movers, 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

All My Sons Moving & Storage of St. Louis
We are committed to our customers' satisfaction. Our highly-trained professionals make your moving experience as pleasant and hassle-free as...

US DOT: 1803212 

MC: 738591

All My Sons Moving & Storage of St. Louis

US DOT: 32742

Lic: PUC 00820

MC: 293490

Rachel Test Mover!

City Moving
GP Movers offer the best moving services around. You can have a team of professional and highly skilled movers backing your move when you choose GP...

US DOT: 1826833

MC: 662744

City Moving

United Transportation Moving & Storage
Springfield relocation quotes, 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

Camelback Moving Inc.
With over (500) 5-star Yelp reviews we are an independent carrier that has an impeccable reputation for delivering quality service at a reasonable...

US DOT: 1635834

MC: 603040

Camelback Moving Inc.

All American Movers
Moving companies Springfield Illinois, There are no jobs that are too small or too large for All American Movers. We have the staff members as well as the extensive fleet of vehicles to...

US DOT: 1189842

MC: 479470

All American Movers

Preferred Movers LLC
You can put your trust in Preferred Movers to handle your move quickly and safely. A few pieces or a mansion-full of furniture, we are waiting to...

US DOT: 1381627

MC: 532837

Preferred Movers LLC

Hood Moving & Relocation
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

US Megaline Inc
The best movers at your service, book your next move and let us do the work.

US DOT: 2970480

MC: 9780

US Megaline Inc

Premier Van Lines International Inc.
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.

Allied & North American Van Lines
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

Prime Storage Systems Inc.
Springfield Illinois movers, Moving to Hawaii or moving from Hawaii can be just as easy as one, two, three, it all depends on which relocation service you are using. At Prime...

US DOT: 2109775

MC: 735596

Prime Storage Systems Inc.

National Van Lines
Founded in 1929, National Van Lines is an ESOP-owned enterprise that began in the Chicago area as a horse and wagon moving service and expanded to a...

US DOT: 76628

MC: 42866

National Van Lines

24-7 Logistic Services
Springfield, 24/7 Logistic Services LLC offers a wide range of moving services for every life situation and your individual needs. We are dedicated to provide...

US DOT: 3005919

MC: 26561

24-7 Logistic Services

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.

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.)

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.

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.


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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