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Rountree is a thriving neighborhood of historic charm and diversity, conveniently located on the heart of our center city. Rountree is the quintessential front porch neighborhood with a variety of families both young and old. In Rountree, you’re just a quick bike ride away from professional baseball, performing arts, and a host of unique restaurants and other offerings unmatched in the city. The Rountree neighborhood consists of more than 1000 households bordered by Glenstone Ave. (East), Catalpa Street (south), National Ave. (west) and Cherry St. (north). At the heart of the neighborhood is Rountree Elementary, which opened in 1917, and is today the site of a unique International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. We are among only three neighborhoods in Springfield with an Urban Conservation District. There is something for everyone in Rountree.

The Rountree neighborhood is one of our oldest neighborhoods going back as far as 1884 with the development of its first sub-division (George M. Jones 1st Addition.) Rountree is made up of many different subdivisions with some of the most recognizable names in all of Springfield (e.g. Pickwick Place, Meadowmere Place, Country Club District, etc.)      



To learn more about some of the history and development of the Rountree area click on the following Subdivisions:


Country Club District

Hawthorn Place

Historic Walnut Street


Pickwick Place





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