About Ravenwood South
Originally a cattle farm, brothers-in-law Jerry Corbett and Jim Foster purchased the 117 acres now known as the Ravenwood South neighborhood in 1980. Corbett and Foster were seasoned builders and developers, and their mission was to preserve the forest-like setting as an integral part of one Springfield’s premier residential areas. Jerry Corbett and his wife, Shirley, later bought Jim Foster out of the partnership, and continued developing the rest of the property.
Ravenwood South has maintained its two distinct features over the years, including the mature trees and landscape as well as the streetlights that are reminiscent of “The Old Lamplighter of Long, Long Ago.” The neighborhood entrances are adorned with brick signs and wrought iron lettering, which are situated nearby welcoming landscaping and mature trees. Additional unique features can be seen throughout our neighborhood, with decorative brick mailboxes and well-lit shrubs and plantings in circle driveways. Residents are often drawn to our neighborhood because of this attention to detail and many of our neighbors take great pride in going “the extra mile” to enhance the beauty of their homes.