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  • published Meet Your Neighbors: The Sullivans in Meet Your Neighbors 2019-03-04 10:27:45 -0500

    Meet Your Neighbors: The Sullivans

    Meet your new neighbors, The Sullivans of 1412 Silver Street!

    SPAR: Tell us a little about yourselves!
    KS: We are Kristen and Neil Sullivan and we have a 7-month-old son named Brady and a cat named Milo. Neil is a naval flight officer stationed at NAS Jacksonville and works as an instructor for the P-8. I just recently left the Navy after 6.5 years of service and I am currently earning my master’s degree in marketing from Northwestern University. We enjoy playing tennis, hosting dinner parties, exploring the local area, and playing board games. Neil’s hobbies include watching sports (Patriots and Red Sox), playing water polo, and working out. My interests are photography, interior design, and thrifting. 

    SPAR: When did you move to Springfield? 
    KS: We just recently moved into our beautiful red craftsman on February 20th. We’re still getting settled but excited to get to know the area! 

    SPAR: What drew you to this neighborhood?
    KS: We decided to buy a house in Springfield after speaking to some of the neighbors. Their glowing reviews really sealed the deal for us. We love how friendly everyone is and the strong sense of community. We are also looking forward to attending the many events scheduled throughout the year. Springfield seems like a wonderful up-and-coming Neighborhood to raise a family.

    SPAR: What neighborhood or SPAR event are you most excited about?
    The events we’re looking forward to the most are PorchFest and the 4th of July baseball game. We plan on attending as many events as we can! 

    SPAR: We know you are very new to the ‘hood, but talk a little about your favorite SPR activities so far!
    KS: We haven’t had much time to explore the neighborhood. However, we did get to try some of the delicious beers at Hyperion Brewery and plan to make it a regular stop. We’re also looking forward to trying out the local restaurants we keep hearing so much about! 

    SPAR: Is there anything you would like to add?
    KS: We’re a young couple that loves to entertain and have fun. We can’t wait to get involved with the community and meet some amazing people! 

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  • Meet Your Neighbors: The Baumann Family

    Meet your Neighbors: Kealalani Baumann (and Family) of 1429 Ionia St

    1) Tell us a little about yourself and your family.

    My husband, David, is from Baltimore and I am from Hawaii, but we have each lived in Jacksonville for about 20 years. We have two kids, an eleven-year-old boy and three-year-old girl. We own Maddy D’s Café and Sweets in Downtown Jacksonville. We love movies and all forms of art. We go on cruises every year, that’s our form of camping.

     2) When did you move to Springfield?

    We moved to Springfield in March 2012, renting a house on 6th and Laura. We immediately fell in love with the houses and bought our house in August 2013. We love our house and our street. It’s quiet and peaceful and we have great neighbors!

     3) What made Springfield a great option for you and your family?

    We loved the houses, trees, and at the time the price was right for us. After buying our house, we got to know the community and all of the events in the neighborhood. We have never lived in such a welcoming and supportive community like Springfield before and count ourselves lucky to have found it!

     4) What is your favorite neighborhood or SPAR-hosted event?

    The Halloween Ball is by far our favorite event! We go all out every year and really have a good time. Runner up to that would be PorchFest, where we are always vendors. We love seeing so many people enjoying our neighborhood as much as we do.

     5) Talk a little about your favorite SPR activities or restaurants/shops:

    We love that there are so many options for things to do so close to home. We can walk to Bleu Chocolate which is a block from our house. A short bike ride away there are breweries that have rotating food trucks, we have a great pizza place, and so much more. I can even get a new dress or treats for our pups! Our favorite is Wafaa and Mike’s Cafe on Main Street. We are looking forward to having so many more options, like 1748 Bakehouse coming soon.

     6) Is there anything you would like to add?

    We are looking forward to our kids growing up in this neighborhood and being able to welcome new residents. We are fortunate to have such a great community around us. We are so happy that so many people are choosing Springfield to call their home too.



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