To all native or transplanted Springfieldians,
My husband is talking to someone in Springfield, Il about a job. That would mean relocating. We have relocated within the midwest, 5 times in the past 15 years. I have been looking up any and all information I could find to try to make this life changing decision. My husband will need to make about 10K more according to the salary calculator. That is negotiable. I am worried about things I cannot change, such as the quality of education, crime and drugs in and out of the schools. We love the arts and the idea of moving to a blue state. We have two "gifted" children going into 5th and 6th grade. We can't afford a private school. I read some pretty negative things on the Internet. Of course, we will visit your city to get our own gut feeling. However, your honest opinions, suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated!