New Neighborhood Developments in Springfield

The real estate market is booming for sellers, but with limited inventory, buyers may want to take a look at some of the new construction in several subdivisions that are popping up around the Springfield area.

by Rae Swan Snobl

Mar 2021

New neighborhood development drone photo
Photo by 417 DroneThe Anthony Park neighborhood in southeast Springfield feels secluded thanks to wooded areas surrounding the development, but it's still close to the action of town.

Anthony Park

Schools: Disney, Cherokee and Kickapoo

Home prices: $400,000–800,000

Located in southeast Springfield off National Avenue, approximately half a mile south of Plainview Road, Anthony Park is named after generations of the Anthony family who were the land’s first homesteaders in 1910. The wooded acres and homesites offer a feeling of seclusion close to shopping, schools and health care. The primarily masonry homes are considered maintenance-free and floor plans range from 2,200 to 5,000 square feet with both crawl space and walkout options. A neighborhood pool should be finished in time for owners to enjoy this summer.

Forest Trails

Schools:  Hickory Hills, Glendale

Home prices: $300,000–500,000

Located at Farm Road 136 (East Cherry Street) and Farm Road 193, Forest Trails is a quiet, gated community just east of Hickory Hills Country Club with quick access to Highway 65. This is not a “cookie cutter” subdivision. The 3,000- square-foot homes are a hybrid of traditional and contemporary/transitional styles from a variety of builders and designers. The lots are around 90% sold and interested buyers can check out the model homes on site.

The Lakes at Wild Horse

Schools: Hickory Hills, Glendale

Home prices: $300,000–450,000

With quick access to Highway 65, The Lakes at Wild Horse are located on East Division (before the previously developed Wild Horse community). Trendsetter Homes is one of the builders offering a contemporary twist on the traditional ranch floor plan. Interior and exterior selections are curated by local designer Chelsee Sowder. Home sizes range from 1,950 to 3,500 square feet with three to five bedrooms, 2 to 3 1/2 baths and three-car garages. Subdivision amenities include walking trails, lakes with fountains stocked for fishing, a pool with bathhouse, water slide and wading pool, pavilion, tennis court, basketball court, sand volleyball and picnic area with barbecue grills. An Augusta model home opens in March. Contact the developer for available homesites.

Hickory Hills Land Development Phase 2

Schools: Hickory Hills, Glendale

Home prices: $400,000–1,000,000

This new, gated East Springfield community is located just past Menards off Chestnut Expressway along the north side of Hickory Hills Country Club. Home styles range from traditional to contemporary and 2,100 to 6,000 square feet. The luxury building sites have small, low-maintenance yards on gently rolling land, which allows for single level, two story and walkout basement homes. The neighborhood is three quarters completed with about 40 families currently living in the subdivision.