417 Featured: Rountree Neighborhood

    The 417 is home to several lovely neighborhoods, each filled with their own history and traditions. This week’s featured neighborhood is Rountree in Springfield.

    Rountree

    The Rountree Neighborhood is bordered by Glenstone Avenue (east), Catalpa Street (south), National Avenue (west), and Cherry Street (north).

    There are over 1,000 households located in the neighborhood, occupied by students from the nearby colleges, and a variety of families both young and old.

    At the heart of Rountree is Rountree Elementary School, one of Springfield’s oldest schools. Built in 1917, the school was considered to be very modern for its time (at least for its location) and could accommodate approximately 600 students.  It still stands today, and despite the main building being 100 years old, it has expanded multiple times throughout the years growing from its original 15,953 square foot building to over 34,000 square feet. It is currently one of only a handful of fully authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme schools. According to the school’s website “The IB Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.”

    One thing the neighborhood is well-known for is its annual Halloween parade and decorations. The parade draws a large crowd every year, making it one of the most popular Halloween events in Springfield!

    On top of all of this, the location of the neighborhood is close to key Springfield locations. Rountree’s residents are just a short bike-ride away from professional baseball, performing arts, various restaurants and more!

    Quick Rountree Statistics:

    • Median Home Sales Price: $139,000
      • Low: $69,000
      • High: $264,200
    • Average Days on the Market: 30

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