Springfield, VA Real Estate
SPRINGFIELD HOMES BY PRICE
There is no doubt that when looking for a home in northern Virginia or homes for sale in the Washington DC metro area that Springfield Virginia real estate should certainly be at the top of your list. The population as designated by US Census bureau is around 30,000, yet the homes and businesses claiming a Springfield address might actually exceed 100,000 people.
You could practically throw a stone at the capital, which is why Springfield makes an excellent place to call home for those of you commuting. A fifteen mile drive, or a hop on the metro puts you right in the center of DC. Estates for sale in Springfield, VA are another reason you may want to look into this city. With modern family homes equipped with the amenities that not only make your life easier but can bring you and your family pleasure.
The History: Springfield VA
Springfield was officially founded in 1847. Henry Daingerfield was an Alexandria businessman who owned a farm named “Springfield Farm”. The railroad station was the center of the town, and that was named after the gentleman, and called Daingerfield Station. (It still exists today but has since been named that Backlick Road Virginia Railway Express Station.)
Through a series of events, a multiplicity of post offices opened and closed around the area and at the station, with a variety of names, from local businessmen, to Garfield (after President James A Garfield was assassinated), and eventually ended up back at the station with the name “Springfield” in 1910. Given that the area remained a rural crossroads until halfway through the twentieth century, Springfield took a while to catch, and most maps still referred to the area as Garfield.
A gentleman by the name of Edward Carr stumbled across Springfield in the 1940’s, and figured it was the last easily accessible place from Washington DC that had yet to be developed. From a mere 1,000 residents in 1950, Springfield’s population was up to 10,000 by 1960, and over 25,000 by 1970. In the 1970’s the Springfield Mall opened and it became a regional shopping destination.
The 1980’s and 90’s gave birth to massive retail and high density housing expansion. The Franconia-Springfield Parkway, Franconia-Springfield Metro and the Virginia Rail Express Station eased traffic. Then in 2005 the Springfield Mall was completely renovated and now has a mix of shopping, office space, and residential – the first phase opened in 2015.
Things to do in Springfield Virginia
When looking for a home or estate for sale in Fairfax County, you want to make sure you are nearby to what interests you and your family. There is no shortage of entertainment, shopping and things to do in Springfield Virginia. Here’s a quick list to name a few:
- Lake Accotink Park
- Springfield Town Center
- Springfield Art Guild
- AIM Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center
- Pinecrest Golf Course
- Greendale Golf Course
- Laurel Hill Golf Club
- Fair Winds Brewing Company
- Port City Brewing Company
- Fairfax Ice Arena
- Ocean Dunes Waterpark
- Port City Playhouse
- Synetic Family Theater
Education in Springfield Virginia
If you have a family, moving into a home in a good district is usually at the top of the priority list. You never want to have to sacrifice your child’s education in exchange for a convenient place to live. In Springfield you can have the convenience of a short commute to the capital coupled with an excellent school system. This makes Springfield Virginia real estate extremely appealing.
Springfield is served by the Fairfax County Public School Systems. This FCPS is one of the top school systems in the entire country, and has the third nationally ranked high school, which is also the first in the state. They take pride in hiring the most talented and committed teachers and having a curriculum that fulfills and exceeds the state’s requirements.
There are also a few private schools located within Springfield, VA: St. Bernadette School, Springfield Academy, and the Word of Life Christian Academy.
Springfield Virginia: Transit
When looking for your future home, knowing how long you might spend in transit on a daily basis is extremely important. Springfield Virginia real estate is certainly appealing given its close proximately to Washington, DC, but let’s talk facts. Let’s face it, getting around big cities can definitely be the biggest downfall that surrounds them.
In the center of Springfield you have what is known as the Springfield Interchange (otherwise known as the “Mixing Bowl” or “Melting Pot”); this interchange has three major interstates: I-95, I-395 and I-495. If you intend on commuting with multiple people be sure to take advantage of the reversible HOV lane. This interchange took 8 years to complete and $676 million, all to make your life a little bit easier.
Other forms of transportation:
- Virginia Railway Express commuter rail
- Washington Metro’s Blue Line
- Fairfax Connector Bus
- Greyhound Bus
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus
In the event that you are flying, the closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia – there are two other airports nearby as well.
Contact the Springfield Real Estate Team at Virginia Estates
If you are interested homes or estates for sale in Springfield, VA, contact Rick Walden at Virginia Estates today. Our realty lists the most beautiful properties in the Commonwealth. From 21st century homes to historic estates in Springfield we truly are the most qualified to help you find your ideal home.
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