Rob Robinson lived in Wilbraham,
MA for many years before moving to Springfield. He began graduate studies at
Springfield College (where he now teaches) and decided to purchase a home here.
He considered moving to East Longmeadow, but found the value of homes in
Springfield unbeatable. He was surprised by how friendly his neighbors were,
and loves that people are out in their yards, taking care of their houses, and
creating a really safe and nice environment.
Rob enjoys visiting City Stage
and Symphony Hall, and he also has several favorite restaurants around the
city: Red Rose, Typical Sicilian and Max’s Tavern among them. He likes to go
downtown on a Saturday morning and visit Mom & Rico’s and Frigo’s to pick
up authentic Italian food in those family owned shops.
Rob’s neighborhood was hit by the
June 2011 tornado, and he was deeply impressed by the camaraderie of the
neighborhood and the city as a whole. People came out and helped each other
however they could.
Some of the amenities that Rob
enjoys are the public sewer system, trash pick up and street lights – none of
which existed in the rural community where he lived previously.
Rob’s advice to someone
considering a move to Springfield? “Don’t believe what you read in the
newspaper; visit neighborhoods and evaluate the city on its own merits; there
are lots of plusses to living here.”
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