Sheman Ave Project Area Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Midtown Springfield’s Sheman Avenue Project Area is transitioning into more residential and fewer industrial properties. Plans for converting a warehouse into trendy lofts featuring a live music venue on the ground floor is one example of what’s happening in the neighborhood.
Sheman Avenue Project Area’s main attraction is Ozarks Technical Community College. Over a third of the land in the neighborhood is used by the college. Founded in 1990, the community college serves over 10,000 students and offers associate degrees and various professional certifications. A 43 hour general education block is another option offered. Students can transfer the education block to 4 year college to pursue another degree.
The mission of the school fits the needs of the diverse community through “accessible, high-quality, workforce training.” The community college has an open admission policy and is best known for its liberal arts and media programs.
Prospective residents to this Midtown neighborhood can count the assigned public high school and the school district as an incentive to move to the area. All five high schools in the city are highly rated, but Central High School is particularly so. Constructed in 1893, a 23 million dollar renovation updated the building in 2003. Central High School earned a bronze star from U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best High Schools.” Newsweek and the Washington Post sited Central as one of the top 5% of high schools in the country.
The main middle school in Sheman Avenue is Pipkin, with a few addresses assigned to Hickory Hills Middle School. Elementary zones include Boyd or Weaver Elementary Schools.
Mature trees shade modest single family homes and converted apartment buildings, accounting for the majority of housing in the Sheman Avenue Project Area. Set in Green County, the neighborhood’s zip code is 65802.