University Heights is a place where people want to stay. The neighborhood is one of Springfield's historic neighborhoods and contains a variety of architecture aesthetically pleasing to the homeowners. Filled with large tree lined streets, University Heights provides comfort and security within the city. Close to Mercy Hospital, Missouri State University and Phelps Grove Park.
The history of the neighborhood started In 1925, when Miss Eloise Mackey acquired the land that would be University Heights with State Savings Trust Company and had the land plotted out and marketed.
The neighborhood was designed to be a restrictive subdivision with only houses built of brick, stucco or stone. It was also one of the first subdivisions designed with ideal of garages in mind. Since it was close to the Country Club, Teachers College, and Phelps Grove Park, it quickly became one of our most desired neighborhoods.
Many builders flock to University Heights to showcase their homes like Batchelder, Bissman, and Dunaway, just to name a few. But it was Carl A. Bissman who built some of the most beautiful and desired custom homes in Springfield prior to WWII. There are many fine examples of Bissman Homes in University Heights on University, Stanford, Kingsbury, and Portland.