About Our Community

Springfield Clinic is proud to be able to say that we have physicians and employees from around the country and even the world. Find out more about what led them to relocate to Springfield.

Springfield provides a great environment and community for raising a young family.
-Sunil Agarwal, MD, MPH, PhD, Cardiologist

It’s true, Springfield is a place where you can settle with your family and watch them thrive. Between Springfield and its surrounding neighborhoods and towns, there are a number of housing options, from affordable condominiums and apartments to luxury estates, near the heart of the city or off the beaten path.

With a number of both public and private school options for elementary, secondary and higher learning centers, Springfield and its surrounding areas have a strong commitment to education. One in particular, the University of Illinois at Springfield, offers a top-rated education close to home.

And, there’s no shortage of family fun. Knight’s Action Park and Caribbean Adventure is the area’s largest water park, Henson-Robinson Zoo invites visitors to see nearly 100 types of native and exotic animals and Sky Zone Trampoline Park lets kids and adults alike let loose and have a good time. Springfield’s abundant recreational opportunities include golf courses, lakes, parks and athletic facilities. Plus, Springfield’s historic downtown features Kidzeum, a state-of-the-art children’s museum that opened in 2018.

Super friendly people who are always ready to help, a strong sense of family values and a good education system are what attracted us back to the Midwest. With Springfield being a small and safe community, it was a perfect choice for us.
-Ruchi Gupta, MD, Gastroenterologist

With a metro population of over 200,000, Springfield offers the perfect mix of small-town coziness and fast-paced city life. But if you’re looking for a dose of big city life, Chicago and St. Louis are only a short drive, flight or train ride away. 

Many cities have a special food or delicacy that they are known for, and here in Springfield it’s the horseshoe. But maybe our famous open-faced sandwich with fries and cheese sauce isn’t for you... don’t worry! From craft beer to fine dining, you have a variety of answers to the question, “Where should we eat?”

Springfield also has a rich arts culture and a number of performance venues, including the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Springfield Municipal Opera, the Legacy Theatre and the University of Illinois Springfield Performing Arts Center. These and other venues host the Springfield Ballet Company, Illinois Symphony and various professional traveling events and performances.

I love winter, I love snow and I love all of the activities that come along with colder weather. Spring is beautiful, the summers are mild, and the fall time of year is simply breathtaking. Being in an area that is central to so many other larger cities and attractions means I get the hometown feel without living in the large metropolitan areas many call home. For me and my family, it is the best decision we could have made, and I am happy we did.
-Ryan Haywood, Director of Operations