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Bounded by Kansas Expressway on the west, South Avenue on the east, Chestnut Expressway on the north, and West Grant Street on the south, West Central is an historic neighborhood located on Route 66. The community is just west of downtown Springfield. One part of this Missouri neighborhood also extends to the west side of South Fort Avenue, from South Grant Street to West Catalpa Street, and then from West Catalpa Street to nearby Kansas Expressway.
The neighborhood boasts homes and buildings featuring several different architectural styles. Historic Victorian homes, quaint bungalows, and classic brick apartment homes are scattered throughout the community. The West Central neighborhood is home to about 6,575 residents.
Among West Central’s features is its proximity to schools, parks, businesses, hospitals, and the downtown area. Residents appreciate its pedestrian-friendly streets, which make walking or riding a bike to downtown a breeze. The closest parks are Hawthorne Park, with a playground and a basketball court, and Carr Park, off West Grant Street.
Residents have access to two nearby movie theaters. Moxie Cinema is off South Jefferson Avenue, and the Hollywood Theatre College Station is off West College Street.
Parents of school-aged children have several schools in the surrounding areas from which to choose. They include Campbell Elementary School right off South Grant Avenue, McGregor Elementary School off West Madison Street, and Saint Agnes Elementary School and Jarrett Middle School off South Jefferson Avenue. Parkview High School is also nearby, off West Meadowmere Street. Missouri State University on South National Avenue is also convenient to the West Central neighborhood.