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.



Learn about Phelps Grove Neighborhood including its neighborhood association and more.

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Join the neighborhood association and become a voice to protecting the future of Phelps Grove Neighborhood


bee & butterfly gardens

The beauty and benefits of flowers. Learn more about how to help our friends in Phelps Grove during growing season.

the Front Porch

The front porch: A short essay about the perfect spot to catch a cool breeze and relaxing in a wicker chair at the end of a day.

Trees are a precious resource

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)