Jerome Real Estate Information
Home to 1,400 residents, the village and neighborhood of Jerome is nestled in the southwestern portion of Springfield in central Illinois. A place of comfort and respite, Jerome is known to be a safe haven in the midst of urban Springfield. While most residents work in Springfield, a good number remain in Jerome to maintain the many businesses and stores in the vicinity. Because of Jerome’s positioning in the midst of downtown Springfield, residents can also take advantage of the wonderful urban life and entertainment that happens to the on their doorstep.
As a part of the immediate Springfield metropolitan area, Jerome is served by the Springfield Mass Transit District that provides public transportation on thirteen fixed routes throughout the area seven days a week. The fixed-route buses provide service to medical facilities, major employment centers, tourist attractions, major retail shopping centers, schools, colleges, professional buildings, the central business district and all major points of interest. Most recently, a historic sites route was opened mainly for visitors and sightseers to have convenient access to all of Springfield’s most treasured landmarks.
Located in Springfield Public School District Number 186, the students of Jerome experience unparalleled educational opportunities in conjunction with students from Leland Grove who share the same campuses. Butler Elementary and Sandburg Elementary School are the two primary campuses in Jerome that serve the area’s youth thorough grade five. Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Springfield High School, not exactly in Jerome, serve the community’s youth through their senior year.
Town & Country Shopping Center and Southwest Plaza are two of Jerome’s primary shopping hubs. Used together, Jerome’s residents have access to a number of grocery stores, every day services, brand name retailers, and local boutiques. White Oaks Mall is the largest shopping plaza for Jerome and a number of other neighborhoods in the area, including its northerly neighbor Leland Grove. Anchored by Bergner’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, and Sears, White Oaks Mall includes a number of large retailers and national brand-name merchandisers. More than 115 specialty stores and restaurants fill the mall’s promenades. Residents of Jerome enjoy being able to shop at high-end fashion stores and dine at quality eateries so close to their home. Some of the more notable businesses at the mall include Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Gymboree, Hollister Co., Justice, Ruby Tuesday, The Children's Place, and Yankee Candle Company.