Springfield Heights Update is Here!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well…looks like Springfield Heights has hit our tapping devices!


This is an in-game update, so nothing to download from the App Store (unless you didn’t remove Tap Ball yet).

As always we’ll be back with more…but for now know that Mr. Burns starts things off.

Also, it looks like you have to be at least Level 30 to start this expansion.

And from what I can see so far…the expansion looks similar to Squidport…just beyond the mountains, no new screen (like Krustyland)

Details below the fold…

Images will be coming…going through content first.  Updating this post as I go so keep checking back frequently for updates.  

First thing you’ll be prompted with, after some dialogue from Mr. Burns, is to Build Burns Slant-Drilling Co (7×10 in size).  It is free (and takes 6s).


You’ll then be prompted (again from Mr. Burns) to build Red Blazer Realty (7×7 in size)…unlocking Cookie Kwan! And Red Blazer Realty is FREE…. (also a 6s build)

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Cookie will then start the next part…HERE is where you’ll clear a Tunnel to Springfield Heights.


This will require Homer.  (and takes 6s)

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Once you’ve cleared the Tunnel you’ll unlock Springfield Heights (and again…it’s part of Main Springfield.  No screen changes)…

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And here’s the basic Guild to Springfield Heights…

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First thing you’ll see once you open up Springfield Heights is the Furniture Shop (this will already be on the land).  The Furniture shop is where you’ll produce Furniture (currency for Springfield Heights) to continue to build/upgrade Springfield Heights.

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You’ll have to send various characters on jobs to produce furniture.

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And you’ll need furniture to produce a Deluxe Condo (which is the next part of the questline).  A Deluxe Condo requires 2 pieces of Furniture, and takes 2 minutes to build.

Ok at this point you’re going to unlock several things….first you’ll see that Red Blazer Realty is the “hub” for prizes during this expansion.  Did you notice on the Guide it said to Accumulate Real Estate Points for exclusive prizes.  Those Prizes are all at Red Blazer Realty…

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So now let’s break down some of the nitty gritty…

First thing you’ll notice once you’re in Springfield Heights is..Cash is not accepted!  Strange huh?  Rich section of town.  No cash.  Nope, this you’ve got to work to earn all new currency and various forms of it.  Which is kind of nice because now everyone is on the same playing field….

So just what is the new currency?  There are several forms..

ico_heights_furniture_lg Furniture- Get from the Furniture Shop.
furnitureshop_menu The Furniture Shop is free, and the first building that will be unlocked for you in Springfield Heights.

ico_heights_coffee_lg Coffee- Get from the Coffee Shop.
coffeeshop_menu The Coffee Shop is Free and you’ll unlock it as you expand your land in Springfield Heights.

ico_heights_smartdevice_lg Smart Device- From Springfield Heights Institute of Technology.
instituteoftech_menu Springfield Heights Institute of Technology is Free and you’ll unlock it as you expand your land in Springfield Heights

ico_heights_yogamat_lg Yoga Mat- From LA Body Works
labodyworks_menu LA Body Works is free and you’ll unlock it as you expand your land in Springfield Heights

ico_heights_pharmaceutical_lg Pills- From Pharm-ER John’s Pharmaceuticals
pharmerjohns_menu Pharm-ER John’s Pharmaceuticals is free and you’ll unlock it as you expand your land in Springfield Heights

ico_heights_goldawards_lg Gold Award- From Springfield Heights Theater
heightstheater_menu Springfield Heights Theater is free and you’ll unlock it as you expand your land in Springfield Heights.

So currency (one form of the above) is used for everything in Springfield Heights.  From buying land, buying items in the shop, upgrading buildings…everything.


Many are commenting wanting to know how to get more storage for Furniture, Coffee Cups, Smart Devices etc…

Well it’s simple, you unlock more characters.  Under locked characters in each building you’ll see it says increases Storage.  Here’s an example from the Coffee Shop with Lisa:

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As you can see in the circled area, if you unlock Lisa it’ll increase your Coffee Storage by 30.  In the top right corner, where the arrow is pointing, that shows your current storage.  So if you increase it by 30 as it sits your overall storage will be 50.  Make sense?

Note: You may need to increase your Real Estate Rating to unlock the ability to unlock the character for more storage.  Look at Grampa in the image above, you see how it says requires 2,250,000 Real Estate?  You need to achieve that level before you can unlock the ability to unlock Grampa and increase your storage.

So the key to getting more storage?  Unlocking more characters in that area.

Real Estate Points

Think of this as XP for Springfield Heights.  Real Estate Points look like this ico_heights_realestate_lg and are earned in various ways. You’ll earn them for completing the questline, buying items in the store, etc.  And just like XP it’s cumulative.  So you won’t spend it, instead you’ll building it up.

So what’s it for?  You’ll use accumulate Real Estate Points to unlock prizes at Red Blazer Realty (See images above).  Real Estate Points will also unlock more characters to complete tasks for currency.  Using the Coffee Shop again as an example, you’ll see that Grampa requires 2,250,000 ico_heights_realestate_lg in order to unlock the ability to unlock him to do the tasks at the Coffee Shop:

2015-07-23 01.05.18Real Estate Points are also used to unlock more items in the store.  As you earn more, you’ll unlock more items in the store to purchase.

The Store

Loads of stuff in the store for Springfield Heights…

2015-07-23 01.14.11And the cool things are items are interchangeable with Springfield.  So you can put Springfield Heights items in Regular Springfield and Springfield buildings in Springfield Heights.  

As mentioned above, more items will unlock as you earn more Real Estate Points…

fancyfencese_menu  Fancy Fence– 10 ico_heights_furniture_lg (+1500 ico_heights_realestate_lg)

fancywall_menuFancy Wall- 15 ico_heights_furniture_lg (+3000ico_heights_realestate_lg)

mansionclassicpalm01_menuPalm Tree 1- 25 ico_heights_furniture_lg (4500 ico_heights_realestate_lg)

mansionclassicpalm02_menuPalm Tree 2- 25 ico_heights_furniture_lg (+4500 ico_heights_realestate_lg)

mansionclassicsmallplant_menuSmall Plant- 5ico_heights_furniture_lg (+1000 ico_heights_realestate_lg)

fancycondo01_menuDeluxe Cond0- 15 ico_heights_furniture_lg…can only have 10 in Spingfield Heights.. (+200k ico_heights_realestate_lg)

shpromenadegate_menuSpringfield Heights Gate- 50 ico_heights_furniture_lg (+75,000ico_heights_realestate_lg)

fancylamppost_menuFancy Lampost- 30 ico_heights_furniture_lg (+5000 ico_heights_realestate_lg)

bellagiofountain_transimageClassy Fountain-ico_heights_smartdevice_lg (+22.5K ico_heights_realestate_lg)

mansionclassicmainbuilding01_menuClassic Mansion- 10 ico_heights_coffee_lg (+300k ico_heights_realestate_lg)

fancyparkade01_menuValet Parking- 1o ico_heights_smartdevice_lg (requires 1.85 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+400K ico_heights_realestate_lg)

mansionmodernbigbuilding_menuModern Mansion- 25 ico_heights_coffee_lg (Requires 6.2 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+600K ico_heights_realestate_lg)

fancybusiness01_menuBusiness Center- 20 ico_heights_smartdevice_lg (Requires 3.75 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+500kico_heights_realestate_lg)

mansionclassicgarden_menuClassic Garden- 10 ico_heights_coffee_lg (Requires 1.85 Million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+30k ico_heights_realestate_lg)

fancytree_menuFancy Tree- 5ico_heights_yogamat_lg (Requires 2.5 Million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+15k ico_heights_realestate_lg)

jetski_menuJet Ski- 200ico_heights_furniture_lg (Requires 3 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+300k ico_heights_realestate_lg)

mansionmodernawning_menuModern Awning-  50ico_heights_coffee_lg (Requires 6.2 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+150Kico_heights_realestate_lg)

goldenfancytree_menuFancy Gold Tree- 200ico_heights_furniture_lg(Requires 10 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+300k ico_heights_realestate_lg)

goldenpalmtree_menuGold Palm Tree- 150ico_heights_furniture_lg (Requires 8 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+200k ico_heights_realestate_lg)

goldensmallplant_menuSmall Gold Plant- 100ico_heights_furniture_lg(Requires 8 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+150kico_heights_realestate_lg)

vineyard_menuVineyard- 5ico_heights_pharmaceutical_lg (Requires 10 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+22.5K ico_heights_realestate_lg)

goldmailbox_menuGold Mailbox- 5ico_heights_goldawards_lg (Requires 28.2 million ico_heights_realestate_lg) (+37.5K ico_heights_realestate_lg)


Premium items end on July 28th…

incubatorthinktank_menuIncubator Think Tank- 100 Donuts (+1.5 million ico_heights_realestate_lg)

columnmansion_menuColumn Mansion- 120 Donuts (+2 million ico_heights_realestate_lg)

More will unlock as the weeks unfold….

When Does it End?

This is a permanent expansion…so it doesn’t end. Take your time, go slow and have fun.  It’ll still be here in a couple weeks! Heck it’ll still be here in a couple of months!  So pace yourself and remember to have fun.

What I can tell you is it looks like new content is planned to release each week for the next several weeks.  So MORE stuff should be added to the store etc as each week unfolds.  Should be fun!

Squidport Tiles

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The previous limitations on Squidport Tiles have been lifted and you can now create MORE Squidport Tiles if you’re maxed out!  So get to expanding those boardwalks…

Update: You can create 50 more tiles than the previous max.  However, if you’re seeing it say you cannot create more tiles…think back and try to remember if you used the tile glitch in the past.  If you did, it’s likely you’re already more than 50 tiles over the previous limitation, so it won’t let you create more.

Springfield Heights Tunnel


It’s kind of in an awkward spot for many of you.  As of right now it CANNOT be moved.  That doesn’t mean it won’t be able to be moved in the future, but for right now you cannot move it.

And that’s it for now my friend!  We’ll break all the details down in more specific individual posts, so for those still confused be on the look for those.  But all the basics are in this post…hopefully it’ll help get a lot of you rolling with it!

What are your thoughts on Springfield Heights?  Are you excited about all the new additions?  What’s your favorite feature? How do you plan on laying out your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

795 responses to “Springfield Heights Update is Here!

  1. I’m need to expand my Springfield heights to get the marketing agency but it’s not showing the option to expand anymore even though I haven’t reached the full capacity. Where it usually has the box with the picture of how many items you need to unlock it, nothing appears

  2. Ok so my pills are completely full and I can’t get anymore and I’m trying to unlock heights theater what do I need to do

  3. my yoga mats are capped at 10 yand i need 15, every other mat is around 100 where I can get more yoga mats inventory? =(

  4. I need help i put the coffe shop and the furniture shop at the inventory by mistake and now i cant find them can anyone tell me where i can find them ? Thanks

  5. Hello,

    Not sure if this is a silly question, but do you think they’ll release more land eventually for Springfield heights? Thanks.

  6. If I have enough items to unlock someone’s job but I do not have that person in my town yet when I unlock their job do I get them too? ( in my case it is the last guy on the coffee shop) I have enough to unlock him but I don’t have him. I don’t want to waste my things if I don’t get him when I unlock his job. Thanks 🙂

  7. I got 1million real estate points and it won’t let me build Montessori school, wtf

  8. Does anyone else’s flying car not unlock? I have twice the retail value I need but it won’t unlock and move onto the next thing

  9. Brittany (Brittanyjones18)

    Do you know if the Heights is apart of your springfield rating?

  10. Will Springfield heights available until when?

  11. shellysaum@yahoo.com

    How do I find the flying car? I received it but cannot find it. Help!!

  12. What level does Springfield heights start? I have a couple of friends I recruited into the game and they are bummed their tunnel isn’t available for them yet… But they are having fun with th Monorail Update 😆

  13. Why is the game not letting me advance onto speingfield heights, i am level 31 and there is any mission from Mr Burns yet

  14. How do you unlock paris texan ?

  15. Anyone having trouble purchasing SH items? They aren’t in my store anymore.

  16. Can’t store Springfield heights stuff any more. Now I have 40 plus buildings with more upgrade and a monorails. Help please let us store these building!!!!

    • EA’s disabled them. Not sure if it’s temporary or permanent. My guess is it’s a temporary thing so they can fix the glitch that causes buildings to disappear when you store them. But we’re not EA so we’re not 100% certain that’s why…

  17. Is this an event or a perminant update? Not up to level 30 yet!

  18. Most of my friends’ towns’ are very rich and I am barely there. Those people must spend donuts? So basically in this update all I need to do is make sure my springfielders are constantly doing jobs? I’m a little confused and read both articles. Any advice?

    • To get ahead… it takes lots and lots of diligent tapping. Doesn’t necessarily mean they spent donuts… definitely means they’ve spent time. I am at almost 200 mil and that’s do to with watching TV with my game open to earn currency. Not too worry though, as this is an expansion, it’s not going anywhere so you have plenty of time to earn everything.

  19. I want to see how much furniture I have.. How do I do that?

  20. My pharmer-joes is stuck at 10/20. I unlocked it to be able to earn more but when they finish the job it doesn’t add any more pills to it? Any idea of how I can get it to fix as I can’t do any of the things requiring more than 10 pills. Thank in advance!

  21. I love SH but ive been so enthusiastic with my tapping and upgrading that most of my buildings are now on level 3 or 4. I’ve not left any at level 1 and have maxed out to the numbers allowed for some of them! I seriously regret not leaving some at levels 1 or 2 to give some variation. I’ve tried deleting them (selling them so I buy them again), but it seems it’s not allowed. Is it likely that the max numbers allowed for each type of building will be increased?? Amy ideas on how to get some of them back to level 1 or 2??

    • They most likely will not be increased, and you can’t get them back to lower levels once you’ve moved up

      • Thanks for the reply. That’s a shame. Not sure how to get to billionaire heaven without increasing levels of buildings but having them all the same isn’t terribly interesting. Perhaps EA haven’t thought of that.

  22. Hi, I seem to have unlocked the flying car but it hasn’t appeared, is it linked to a particular character, or is this a glitch?


    Chris P.

    • Check your inventory.

      • Nope, not there. On the Red Blazer Real Estate screen the lock has disappeared but there is no tick next to the picture.

        • That means you didn’t earn it. When you earn it you’ll get a popup telling you you’ve earned it. See the bar at the bottom of that box? With the blue? That tells you how far you have to go until you earn it…

    • I too am having an issue with the flying car? It hasn’t appeared in my inventory yet? Have you figured out how to get it?

  23. I’ve that once you update the condo to it’s max, it glitches out and disappears when I scroll to the top of it. Any way to fix this?

  24. I want to know how to unlock the pharmaceutical company as I can’t seem to get more than 10 yoga mats & to upgrade that land I need 12?
    Can anyone help me with this please?

  25. Just curioius I just finished the end of the quest line for Springfield heights when you upck the theatre… But I’m wondering when do I unlock the rich Texans daughter?

  26. I’m at a point where it says “but a decoration with pharmaceuticals ” and I’ve reached my current limit of 10 Pharms but I don’t see any decorations that cost Pharms?


  27. Hello! Got back from vaca last night and was surprised to find all this new stuff! I played a little but was just too tired to focus. I’ve got a LOT of post reading to catch up on! The entrance showed up right behind my Springfield sign, womp, but I’ve got ideas already for some redesign! Love that stuff is interchangable because I’ve got a few things in Springfield that I’ve always felt never fit, now they have a home. Better get to opening up all that land! Only negative so far is that I’m pushing the limit with my max items 😕😕😕 I wish they could do something about that. But I’m still excited!

    Ps. Cookie Kwan was free, oh yeah! 😀

    • Welcome back! 🙂

      • Thanks! But I’d rather still be on island time than following a work schedule.

        • lol I would always rather be on Island time than real life time 😉

          • Craig (ibuylow2014)

            Work life – been there, did that, not doing it no more
            Island life – Twice a year we rent houses in the Bahamas

            On Google Earth, the right hand most house of four at:
            26 40 25 N and 77 7 15 W called Shorecrest II on Guana Cay Abacos in March and,
            the house by itself to the left of the three houses at:
            25 9 45 N and 76 8 58 W called Ocean Palm on Eleuthera in December

  28. Does anyone know how to get the road to line up with the entrance to Springfield Heights? It’s one square off in my town, but in some of my neighbors’ towns it’s dead on. It looks terrible.

    • Craig (ibuylow2014)

      Have you cleared the tunnel?
      It seems to me that mine was one block off and when I cleared the tunnel it lined up perfectly by itself.

    • Yeah, it’s like the 2 ends of the tunnel are offset. I put a road going in from regular Springfield and 1 coming out in the Heights but I can’t tell if the 1 in the Heights is actually into or lined up with the tunnel since there is no way to see it from that side. But aligning the 2 roads with the tunnel ends definitely brings out that the tunnel ends seem to be offset.

      • they are offset because the tunnel is supposed to be going uphill (to springfield heights) to give the illusion that SH is elevated higher than the rest of springfield. therefore, it’s designed for you to align the roads with the tunnel ends.

    • GodlessSquash

      It’s an illusion. Roads are 4 grid squares wide and the tunnel is 5 squares wide. Brilliant, right? I would have thought the tunnel would be 6 wide and straight, but I’m just a user. 🙂

      • Craig (ibuylow2014)

        Actually, I got that roads are five wide and the tunnel is five wide. They line up perfectly. They didn’t until I cleared the tunnel (task), but do now.

  29. Banana Dictatorship adds to you towns value if moved does anything else, also if you had not bought or earned it previously it is available limited time again. Any insight and you guys fixing this would be great since the sight is wrong right now. Thank you long time follower first time poster. Keep up the great work Wookie and Bunny.👽

  30. I am loving this update! Springfield Heights is amazing! Two things I’m confused about…how to actually build the Classic Mansion, and the seeming paradox of the pills vs the yoga mats. I earn one, lose the other in order to earn more of one, am just focusing now on the mats, as there seems to be more available updates for that item, at the moment. Thank you for all your help! Was terribly confused the first day, but am in full swing now!

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