Good Reasons to Live, Work and Play in Springfield, Tennessee
Springfield is the county seat of Robertson County, one of the most beautiful agricultural counties in the southeastern United States.
Springfield is approximately thirty (30) minutes from downtown Nashville and all of the varied artistic, cultural, educational, historic, restaurant, and sports attractions available in a large city. Nashville is also the state capital and “Music City USA.”
Springfield is the home of NorthCrest Medical Center, a 109 bed state of the art hospital and medical arts campus. Springfield’s proximity to Nashville also provides easy access to some of the nation’s best hospitals.
The Legacy, a Raymond Floyd signature golf course, is one of the best 18-hole municipal golf courses in the state of Tennessee.
The Highland Crest – College Campus offers courses to students enrolled in Volunteer State Community College or Austin Peay State University. Volunteer State Community College offers an associate degree program and Austin Peay State University offers a bachelor degree program. The campus also offers a variety of continuing education classes.
The Square, surrounding the Robertson County Courthouse, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is bordered by aesthetically pleasing older buildings, almost all of which were constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The buildings house restaurants, specialty shops, and professional offices. The Robertson County Times and the Robertson County History Museum are also located on The Square.
The Greenway is a scenic three-mile hike and bike trail that connects J. Travis Price Park and Garner Street Park along Sulphur Fork Creek, and winds through the Historic Preservation District and The Square.
The Springfield Historic Preservation District is an attractive and walkable residential area of older homes that adjoins The Square and the Greenway. Springfield Middle School, Cheatham Park Elementary School, Gorham-MacBane Public Library and Garner Street Park are all located within the Historic Preservation District.
The Robertson County Family YMCA offers recreational activities for persons of all ages.
Springfield is a full service city that offers all of the normal general government services including police, fire, public works, parks and recreation, animal control, community development, engineering, finance/customer service, government buildings, cemeteries, human resources, library and golf course. In addition, the city operates its own utilities including water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, electric distribution, gas distribution, and sanitation service for residential and small commercial customers.
The Springfield-Robertson County Airport has been recognized as one of the best general aviation airports in the state.
The Parks and Recreation Department hosts annual festivities at J. Travis Price Park including the Fourth of July fireworks, the Summer Concert Series, and Winter Wonderland.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) offers round trip commuter bus service between Springfield and downtown Nashville during the five-day work week.
Springfield is the home of the annual Robertson County Fair.
Springfield is the home of the University of Tennessee’s Highland Rim Research & Education Center which conducts agricultural research.
The Robertson County Arts Council hosts the annual Art in the Park festival at J. Travis Price Park.
Springfield has a large commercial district to meet every shopping and service need including an extensive variety of restaurants and eateries.
The Robertson County Chamber of Commerce sponsors many annual events on and near The Square including Christmas on The Square and Parade, the Kick-off to Summer Concert, the Taste of Country festival, and Pep Rally on The Square.
The Farmers Market, located at the Robertson County Fairgrounds, is open every Saturday morning beginning the first weekend in May through the last weekend in October and offers for sale fresh agricultural products grown and produced in Robertson County.
Springfield offers attractive homes for sale in every size and price range.
Springfield is noted for its numerous churches and for their impact on community life.
Springfield is served by the Robertson County School System and is the home of Springfield High School, Springfield Middle School, Cheatham Park Elementary School, West Side Elementary School, Bransford Elementary School, and South Haven Christian School (K-12).
Springfield Middle School hosts the annual T-N-T Basketball Tournament for both boys and girls middle school teams from throughout the state of Tennessee. The tournament is held during three weekends in February of each year.
United Way of Robertson County holds an annual barbeque cook-off as its major fundraiser and hosts Chili on The Square every Halloween.
The Springfield Parks and Recreation Department offers numerous youth and adult sports programs, as well as exercise and recreational programs for persons of all ages.
The Springfield Federation of Women’s Clubs holds their annual Christmas Sampler during the first weekend of November at The Center.
The Robertson County Players, a non-profit community theatre and one of the oldest in Tennessee, produces several plays and musicals a year at the historic, 800 seat Springfield Middle School Auditorium which has one of the finest proscenium stages in the southeast.
The Robertson County Community Band, which holds its practices at the Springfield High School band room, performs several concerts a year in Springfield and the surrounding area.
The North Industrial Park has land available for sale for industrial and commercial development at a highly competitive price with access to all utilities.
Major manufacturers including Electrolux Home Products, Martinrea Fabco, International Automotive Components, Unarco Material Handling, Johnson Electric, Schrader Electronics, Highland Graphics, Nashville Wire Products, Bathfitter, and Wylie Steel Fabricators employ thousands of workers at their Springfield facilities.
Springfield offers a good quality of life and sense of place without suburban sprawl.