About eight years ago, Pearson Meadow subdivision broke ground in east Springfield to fill the need for family homes near the new Hickory Hills elementary and junior high school. Lots sold out in a single day and homes sprouted up quickly for a unique combination of young families and empty nesters. Neighbors quickly bonded, developing friendships up and down the winding streets dotted by new homes.
The "common area" is a community favorite, with groomed green space for outdoor games, a walking path, a wet-weather creek and a full basketball court. A sister community, Pearson Park, is under development nearby.