Frequently Asked Questions

What type of community is Springfield Commons?
Springfield Commons is a Traditional Neighborhood Community located in Harris Township, Pa., adjacent to the historic Village of Boalsburg. Springfield Commons is being developed by the Torron Group. Following are some important facts that pertain to the development.
  1. Springfield Commons consists of 67 residential lots that are sold fee simple. The total area of the development is 22 acres. All of the homes within the development are built to high-quality standards and many are approved as Energy Star homes.
  2. Springfield Commons is intended to compliment the historic character of the Village of Boalsburg, which dates back to the Revolutionary War.
  3. There will be 51 single-family, detached Village Homes and 16 duplex Carriage Homes within the development.
  4. Homes will generally have a finished area of 1,600sf to 3,000sf, along with a one- or two-car garage. All homes will have a front porch where residents can sit and converse with their neighbors as they walk by on the community sidewalks.
  5. In order to maintain the character and integrity of the development, no two homes will appear to look the same from the street.
  6. A Community Center is available to serve as a gathering place for residents of the community. The Community Center has a fitness center, social room, full kitchen and outdoor seating area. Residents can reserve the Community Center for family functions or meetings for non-profit organizations with which residents are involved.
  7. The development is not age-restricted. There are younger people with children in Springfield Commons along with retirees and empty nesters.
  8. There are many floor plans from which to choose, consisting of one-floor living, two-floor living, single- and two-car garages, walkout lower level, choice of finishes, etc. Owners can choose their own builder, but the developer must approve the house plans before construction starts. This is to maintain continuity in the design of the community.
  9. Refer to www.springfieldcommons.net for additional information and floor plans or call:
    1. Chris Turley at KBB realtors: 814-234-4000 # 3113
    2. Cindy Woodring at Torron Group: 814-231-2800 #2
Is there a Homeowner’s Association (HOA) for Springfield Commons?
Yes, an HOA has been formed in accordance with the Pa. Planned Community Law.
  1. The Rules and Regulations, ByLaws and Declaration of Planned Community are on record at the Centre County Courthouse and are on the Springfield Commons website.
  2. Each homeowner will be given a deed for the lot they are buying. The lot is sold as a fee simple lot, which means that owners will own the land on which their home is located. The deed will refer to the plans and documents that are on record within the Centre County Courthouse.
  3. The Homeowner’s Association is professionally managed by Continental Real Estate. There is a board of directors consisting of six (6) residents and the developer who oversee the HOA and direct the professional property manager as to what to do. The property manager collects the monthly fees, prepares the annual budgets, pays contractors for services rendered, enforces the covenants, and meets with the board quarterly.
  4. The primary benefit to the residents of Springfield Commons is that their lawn care and snow removal are taken care of for them. In addition, the monthly homeowner’s fee includes Internet and maintenance of the Community Center and common areas.
  5. Village Home owners and Carriage Home owners will maintain the exterior of their homes as in the traditional sense and will pay their own insurance. The monthly HOA fee per lot is $185.
What is a Lot?
Each lot within Springfield Commons is being sold Fee Simple, which means that owners own the land on which their home will be constructed. For Carriage Home owners the lot line between homes is located along the common wall between the two (2) homes, but the lot lines extend out to the perimeter of the lot.
  1. Small gardens and personalized landscaping are permitted within each lot.
  2. Each homeowner will be given a deed to the lot they are buying.
  3. The deed will refer to the plans and documents that are on record within the Centre County Courthouse. Each homeowner will receive their own tax statements from Harris Township, Centre County and the State College Area School District, and each homeowner will receive their own utility bills for electric, water, propane, phone, trash, sewer and cable TV.
  4. The lot lines are essentially the setback lines for the lot. A home may be built out to the actual lot lines. There is at least 15 feet of common green space between each lot that must remain green.
What kind of a community is Boalsburg?
Boalsburg is a quaint, historic village within Harris Township, Centre County, Pa. Some important features of Boalsburg include:
  1. Boalsburg dates back to before the Revolutionary War.
  2. The Diamond in Boalsburg refers to the main area in the Village, which is surrounded by small shops and the historic restaurant known as Duffy’s Tavern, which was a stagecoach stop.
  3. Boalsburg is recognized as the birthplace of Memorial Day.
Benefits of living in Springfield Commons:
  1. Residents will have the opportunity to know their neighbors since there are only 67 homes in the entire development.
  2. Residents can use the Community Center for family functions and business meetings at no charge. In addition, the Community Center has a fitness room.
  3. It’s only a short walk (less than 1/3 mile) to the Diamond in Boalsburg.
  4. It’s only a short drive of less than 5-15 minutes to State College, Penn State, I-99 and the University Park Airport.
  5. Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with all grass cutting and snowplowing done by a Homeowner’s Association.
  6. All homes are built to high-quality standards and new homes can be built to Energy Star standards.
  7. The community is close to state parks, golf, swimming, hiking, sports and cultural activities.
  8. It’s close to elementary and middle schools.
  9. CATA Bus service is available on Torrey Lane, next to the community. County van service is available for seniors.

For additional information on Springfield Commons visit our website at www.springfieldcommons.net. There are four (4) videos and home tours of the Buchanan and Fillmore. Please contact Cindy Woodring at 814-231-2800 #2 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.