3.4 out of 10


37.6924556531368 -85.2163776951125
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"A little slow for my taste, but Springfield is great for a relaxing weekend!"

Springfield is a small town a little ways south and west of Lexington that I don't get to very often. It's a boring little down. I'm not saying it's a bad place to live or visit, but outside of a few bed & breakfasts and a festival there's not much to bring you here. That's not to say there aren't a few charms in Springfield, but so much of Kentucky can be beautiful. The scenery alone doesn't bring in very many people.

I mentioned B&Bs. There are a few really cool looking ones in Springfield that I like. Maple Hill Manor is lovely, and somewhat historic. It's been around for over 160 years, and it's been kept up very well over the years. I read a review that claimed it's been very highly ranked as a B&B. I don't hit up many of these type of establishments, but this is a very nice one.

The other B&B I know of in Springfield is The Cinnamon House. I've never actually stayed here, but I've been by and it looks really nice. Very quaint and simple, and while I don't know the amenities very well, it certainly looks friendly, and that's pretty cool.

The festival I've been to in Springfield is the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Fest. I went a while back (that's why I stayed at the B&B) and it was a lot of fun. It's very small town and friendly, and while you may not get a ton of excitement, you will get to have some fun, and that helps a lot.

The big problem with Springfield is there are few bars or restaurants to have a night out on the town in. I'm not saying you'll be super bored, but if you want to shop or get a bite to eat you'll run out of options quickly. You're better off trying somewhere else. The schools are also somewhat lacking if you're a parent. I don't have kids yet, but hopefully I will in a few years, and I would rather have more options for giving them an education.

I'm not the biggest fan of Springfield, and while I think it's a nice, safe town, you can do better somewhere else, with many of the same types of charms but a lot more to do!
  • Safe and clean
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Good B&Bs
  • Not much to do
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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