A medium sized city adjacent to the McKenzie River in mid Western Oregon. the pros would be close to a good mall with lots of shopping and easy freeway access, lower rent compared to the other mid Willamette Valley Cities, and they have tried to clean up the area by not allowing panhandlers on the streets. The schools in this area need a lot of work, and there is a very present meth and heroin problem, unfortunately been over 20 overdoses on the news in 3 days,this is not usual but it does highlight some of the problems that we have for not being a very large city. The pollen allergies can be very bad for many and I've known a lot of people that actually need to be hospitalized. Very high poverty area, there are a few Mill jobs here in Springfield and most of the other jobs are either with the schools, the hospital or in retail or a restaurant many people go to Eugene to find work which is just over the river. It is considerably gloomy and gray between usually around early to mid October through April, some years it doesn't really start getting nice until the beginning of July and then the last few years intense hazardous smoke fills the air starting around mid August so you really only have typically about two months of Summer where you can actually get out and enjoy the weather. It does not get considerably cold or considerably hot here but through the spring winter and fall there is a high number of humid days which can make it feel considerably colder.