Before Silicon Valley there was Precision Valley. Springfield was the center of innovation, the world’s leader in the machine tool industry. Back then, the community thrived because high skilled jobs with high salaries supported multiple generations of families. And we're rebuilding that foundation, brick by brick, supporting the next generation of Springfield-based innovators, makers, and doers.
Springfield, Vermont combines the best of small town living with easy access to Boston, New York City, Burlington, or Montreal via car or Amtrak.
Besides its 10 gigabit internet connection speed, Springfield is known for unique, off-beat attractions. The town hosts a steampunk festival every summer, has the oldest amateur telescope making club in the country (and a related telescope museum), and won a national competition to host the premier of The Simpson’s Movie.
Trout River Brewery recently opened a brewery and taproom within the campus area. And the walkable downtown, recently awarded a $ 7 million development grant, is less than a quarter mile away, with farmer’s markets, restaurants, quality schools. The area is blessed with an abundance of nearby year-round outdoor recreation — hiking and kayaking in summer, snowshoeing and skiing in winter.
Springfield is close to major interstate highways and is a short drive to neighboring Dartmouth College, Okemo Mountain Resort, the Weston Playhouse, and many other attractions. The Hartness State Airport is three miles from downtown Springfield. The Black River runs through the center of town, providing 1.3 mw of accessible renewable energy.