Home Sweet Home Your money goes far in the Springfield area, which offers residents an affordable cost of living and high wages. In fact, this stable community often has little fluctuation in home prices and investing in a home has far less risk than other communities. Our median home value is around $110,000 and our median rent price is $850, giving you a great bang for your buck. Sangamon County has many options for settling in, whether you’re looking for urban living or a rural experience - or even somewhere in between. Our neighborhoods are multicultural and offer a rich diversity of backgrounds and nationalities. Springfield offers modern downtown living spaces or desirable neighborhoods in every direction. Smaller outlying communities offer a suburban feel or small-town living. With short proximity among all community amenities and residential areas, choosing where you want to get settled is less complex. You can easily find your next home in a weekend. Whether you want to live on a farm, next to a park, in a suburban neighborhood, near a historical site, within walking distance to a country club or in a downtown loft, Sangamon County provides every one of those options at an affordable price point.