Awesome that Springfield is getting press. I signed up for a T-U account and when it's approved I'm going to add a post praising Springfield... something along these lines:
Springfield offers a quality of life that I never expected my hubby and I would be able to afford right out of college. I have friends that live in Southside, but last month we moved in to an adorable 2 bedroom house on Laura Street in Springfield, and for half of what my friends' rent in a Southside apartment is, we are renting a beautiful, private, 100-year old home with a fenced-in yard, garage, fireplace, high ceilings, hardwood floors... It's so much more than we imagined we'd be able to afford. Also, all that talk about the wonderful neighbors is true. Everyone here is so friendly and I feel so lucky to already know (and like!) so many of my neighbors! Nevermind the fact that the houses here are GORGEOUS, and that there's a dog park, coffee shop, and delicious food all within walking distance... what more could you want?!
For us, Springfield is a dream come true, and we cannot wait for the opportunity to buy a house in the neighborhood!