With its unique heritage as a separate city from 1871 to 1887, north Springfield is rich with art and culture, established neighborhoods with reasonably priced homes, friendly neighbors – and a fierce independence. In this Love Life, Live North video series, proud north siders talk about why they choose to live – and love – life on Springfield’s north side.
Herb and Janet Dankert chose Midtown for its diversity and charm. Their historic home was built in 1904 and was once a Cox College of Nursing dormitory.
Steve Miller lives in a "painted lady" Victorian in Woodland Heights. He sees tremendous potential in the neighborhood – which is also in the Moon City Creative District – and enjoys being a member of Springfield's creative community.
It was serendipity when artist Linda Passeri's daughter wanted to sell her home in Woodland Heights a few years ago. The home is also within the boundaries of the Moon City Creative District.
Jerry and Sandi Huston knew their home in Springfield's Westside Neighborhood was the one for them the moment they drove up to it. The couple moved to Springfield from Des Moines in 1999 and have called the north side home ever since.