An historic and quaint neighborhood in mid-town Springfield
From early to mid-20th century cottages dripping with character to the ancient trees lining the streets and surrounding the park, a walk through Phelps Grove Neighborhood reminds one of a more peaceful and neighborly time gone by.
Welcome to our neighborhood.
The beauty and benefits of flowers. Learn more about how to help our friends in Phelps Grove during growing season.
And don't bag the leaves; mow them up for a healthier lawn!
What’s your curb appeal worth? Trees are not only beautiful, provide much need filtration of our atmosphere, and welcome shade on a sunny summer’s day, but mature trees also add 7% - 19% to your home’s value. That’s about $18,000 of value on a $150,000 home. The Phelps Grove neighborhood’s charm is, perhaps more than any other single asset, based upon its beautiful old-growth canopies shading the lawns of the homes in the area.
Trees can be work with the annual raking of fall leaves, but perhaps homeowners should take note – it’s better to mow and mulch the leaves rather than rake them. It’s true! (read the entire blog post here)
Most of the homes in Phelps Grove Neighborhood range from 40 to over 100 years old. It's part of the charm of this wonderful, and historic neighborhood.
While "This Old House" has tremendous resources on older homes, and we visit them a lot, we've also put together a few thoughts of our own.