Its’ been true for a while but lately it’s become clear to me that the far west side of Springfield is now pretty much a community of its own now. I live in West Springfield™ and I can assure you, with the exception of going downtown for something a bit more eclectic, there is little reason to venture east of Chatham Road.
I grew up in the south central part of town near Blackhawk School but I almost never see that part of the city anymore. No need. The town of West Springfield™ has me covered. I live there, I work there and I shop there.
I don’t say that with any pride since West Springfield™ is devoid of any discernible personality. Treeless subdivisions flow into chain-store-filled strip malls and box stores. It’s often bland, mostly sterile, sometimes convenient and above all -safe!
But, hey, it’s home and only a short drive from Eastside™, Northenderland™ MacArthurton™ and Leland Grove. Did I forget anyone?