Springfield Real Estate Information

With a population exceeding 31,000 Virginians, Springfield is actually composed of three census-designated places, West Springfield, and North Springfield, and Newington. Founded in 1847 as a station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, the origins of Springfield have since transformed from a single depot and post office to a blossoming suburban neighborhood. Located on the outskirts of Alexandria and within easy reach of downtown Washington, DC, Springfield serves as a bedroom community for a number of government employees and people who work in the capital during the day.

Springfield’s position at the intersection of the I-95 and I-395 helps residents make the painless commute daily during the week. Washington Metro's Blue Line provides residents with frequent service via the Franconia-Springfield station. The Virginia Railway Express Commuter Rail also offers a convenient way to avoid the drive into Washington. For those residents who don’t live near these stations, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates an extensive schedule throughout Springfield.

The Springfield Mall is the second largest regional shopping center in Northern Virginia and affords Springfield’s residents with a place to gather as well as a place to eat, drink, and shop. Besides a theater megaplex, Springfield Mall also boasts a range of big-name retailers as well as several specialty boutiques and contemporary restaurants. Springfield Commons, Brookfield Plaza Center, and Springfield Plaza provide alternative locations for shopping and meeting.

For those local residents looking to escape the urban life of Springfield, the city’s wide range of parks and recreational areas is the perfect way to exercise, stay healthy, and enjoy the great outdoors. Especially in the warmer spring and summer months, parks like Hooes Road Park, Amberleigh Park, Loisdale Park, Hunter Village Park, Brookfield Park, Trailside Park, Monticello Park, Franconia Park, and Backlick Stream Valley Park are typically very busy from sun up to sun down. The Hilltop Golf Club and Springfield Golf and Country Club are also very close to the center of Springfield and offer affordable rounds of golf for most of the year.