The Greater Springfield area includes Springfield, Franconia, Kingstowne, North and West Springfield, and the Newington areas. The area provides an abundance of new shopping centers and businesses, hotels, parks, bike trails, and accessibility to many transportation options. The centrality to Old Town Alexandria, Fort Belvoir, and the 395 corridor, along with more affordable real estate is why I would want to live in Springfield. If you lived in Springfield, you would be able to quickly commute in all directions from a relatively affordable location. Also, because of the proximity of business and industrial complexes, you would have many activity and shopping options. 15 schools scored 8 or higher according to greatschools.org. Fairfax County ranks as one of the higher school districts in the nation. So whether it’s for work, play, family, commute, or amenities, Springfield seems to cover it all for a more economical home value.
Sign up to have new listings in Springfield, Virginia sent directly to your inbox.
Springfield covers a wide range of housing options from low to high, from small apartments, to large 8 bedroom houses. This is advantageous because with more options and variety in housing brings more diversity in people, jobs, and options of things to do. With housing, the price point in Springfield is typically more affordable in many cases compared to other areas of Arlington or Fairfax counties with the same amenities, school quality, shopping and community environments. One recent multiple listing search of $200-$600k produced 42 Springfield properties with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, 55% more than any collective areas in Northern Virginia within 5-10 minutes to the beltway. There is a maturity of the communities, where much of the initial development occurred in 70’s and 80’s. As a result, more affordable housing seems to be more prevalent within more established neighborhoods. Beautiful old oaks and maples are more common as a result. Although huge Mansions exist, a more modest single-family house with a larger yard is more common which makes it more affordable. The same is true for townhomes and condos, where more multi-units are being built to accommodate the diversity of housing needs. Springfield has many beautiful, well-kept communities with nearby parks, trails, and lakes. It is the “affordable” of Fairfax County, and the closest you can be to the city with that “bang for your buck”.