Rich in history, Springfield was settled by Quakers, and recognized as a governmental entity in 1686. Many of the streets in Springfield are named after former prominent citizens. On Baltimore Pike, the main thoroughfare of Springfield which began construction in 1701, can be found restaurant cuisines of all types.
Pictured at left is the Springfield Country Club, which in 2013 opened the popular Tavola restaurant, an open-air venue to relax on couches by fire pits.
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The majority of homes in Springfield are part of the Springfield School District. Please contact us to find out whether or not a particular home you’re looking at is eligible for this school district.
Public School Data for Springfield, PA
|School Name||Enrollment||Test Rating||Students Per Teacher|
|Sabold Elementary School||527||9||15:1|
|Scenic Hills Elementary School||535||10||17:1|
|Springfield Literacy Center||571||N/A||16:1|
|Richardson Middle School||833||8||13:1|
|Springfield High School||1,209||8||16:1|
When it comes to living in a town that is rich in culture, you’ll unlikely find a town like Springfield, PA. In fact, it’s rich culture and diverse atmosphere is what makes it one of the most welcoming cities in the United States. If you’re thinking about making the move to Springfield, let these attractions, restaurants, and cultural venues persuade your decision. You’ll likely find yourself moving as soon as possible to this amazing town.
Springfield Museums, Art, and Culture
After moving to Springfield, you’ll quickly see how many opportunities there are to learn about culture, art, and fine luxuries. Some of the area’s best museums include the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Rodin Museum. Each museum is ideal for people of all ages, providing ample opportunity for you to bring the kids along. Other attractions in Springfield that you won’t want to miss out on are:
- AMC Marple 10 Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
- Smedley Park
- Sprinfield Country Club
- Busy Bees Pottery and Arts Studio
- Philadelphia Zoo
No matter the time of day, no matter the type of food you’re in the mood for, you can rest assured that Springfield will satisfy your taste buds. From hibachi grills to small coffee shops, there’s a little something for everyone in Springfield. Some of the area’s best eateries include the Hibachi of Springfield, Heng’s Thai Cuisine, and the Springfield Diner. At the Cascata Caffe you’ll find a variety of delicious Italian dishes to try. In fact, people eating at this cafe testify that the choosing a dish from the long menu can be quite time-consuming because there’s so much to choose from. Keeping this in mind, you might want to order the sampler platter to ensure you try some of their best-tasting dishes. Other restaurants in the area include:
- Hungry A
- Dragon Garden
- Outback Steakhouse
- Dairy Cottage
- Thunderbird II
- Sciarrino’s Pizzeria
Springfield Sports and Amusement
When it comes to getting out and about in Springfield, there are many sporting activities to enjoy. From indoor play centers — Hullabaloo Amusement Center — to outdoor go-karts — Ozzy’s Family Fun Center — there’s lots of family-fun activities. Other sports centers and amusement parks in Springfield are:
- TW Sports Amusement Park
- Elkton Amusement Center
- Pump It Up
- The Funplex
- Circus Time Amusements
- LA Boxing
- Rolling Green Golf Club
When traveling through the northern part of Springfield, you’ll likely notice rural landscaping. It is in the southern part of town that you’ll find a higher number of people living and working. Two of Springfield’s most thriving boroughs are Morton and Swarthmore, with first-rate schools being found in the eastern, western, and central areas. Farming has always been a major source of income for people living in Springfield, and because of the area’s large amounts of lime and iron ore, the town has earned the nickname of "Oreland."
History of Springfield, PA
Peter Lester became the constable of Springfield in 1686, which is the first recording of the area as a township. The town started out as 850 acres, and has since greatly expanded. Representing Chester County in the General Assembly in 1684, Henry Maddock owned the property that eventually became Springfield, but he returned home to England and passed the property to his son, Mordecai. Included within the property are the present grounds of Swarthmore College.
New Forms of Transportation Changed Springfield for the Better
From the 1700’s through the mid 19th Century, life in Springfield remained fairly the same. In the 1770’s, that the American Revolution had a major influence on Springfield, with many local inns serving American soldiers along with the British Red Coasts. It wasn’t until roads were improved and additional forms of transportation became available in the 19th Century that Springfield was able to see much progress, both industrially and developmentally. Because the property here became of such high value, many farmers chose to sell their land in order for villages and great estates to be built.
Small, Quaint, and High-class
Although Springfield has enjoyed much progress and expansion, it is still considered a small community, with only 7,200 housing units and fewer than 20,000 residents. The town features convenient access to many landmarks and attractions, including the Please Touch Museum, Penn Museum, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.