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Springfield is a small, unincorporated community in Virginia. Although it is not officially a city, it is considered a suburb of Washington, DC and is officially listed as a census-designated place, or CDP. As of 2000, Springfield CDP had a population of 30,417 and is split into three distinct areas, called Springfield proper, North Springfield, and West Springfield. The community was originally founded in 1847 as a railroad station for the Orange and Alexandria Rail Line. The earliest residents of the area fought for over 60 years just to keep a post office open for more than a few years. It wasn’t until 1946 when the area began to be developed for suburban living with new Springfield, VA homes. Growth expanded through the 1950s and 1960s because of its proximity to Washington, DC and the direct highway access. In that time the population expanded from 1,000 residents to 10,000. Growth continued in the 1970s and 1980s due to the building of several large shopping centers.

Today, there are 10,495 households in Springfield with a total of 10,832 housing units available. The low ratio of available homes to households makes the market for Springfield, VA homes a tight one. The median household income of $69,640. The average listing price of homes for sale hovers in the $350K to $400K region. The average price per square foot is about $250. At any given time there are only 300 to 400 homes for sale. Springfield has not been immune to the U.S. housing crises, as more than one-third of homes for sale are foreclosures.

Springfield is blessed to be at the crossroads of so many major highways. I-95, I-395, I-495, Hwy 644, and the Franconia Springfield Parkway all come together in the Springfield Interchange, completed in 2007. Because the interchange is so complex, it is known by residents as the “Mixing Bowl.” This makes the community easily accessible no matter where residents are coming from or going to.

Other amenities enjoyed by owners of Springfield, VA homes are the shopping centers and some of the best restaurants in the area. Golf-enthusiasts have access to the 18-hole championship course at the Springfield Golf and Country Club. The area also enjoys its share of parks and recreation centers for leisurely strolls, walking the dog, or playing sports. One of the best natural resources in Springfield is Lake Accotink. The lake itself covers 55 acres and includes 400 acres of surrounding wetlands. Recreation at Lake Accotink includes miniature golf, boat tours, boat rentals, and walking paths.

The homes in Springfield, VA come is several varieties. Some of the most popular types of homes are colonial-style, brick townhomes, and garden condominiums. Single-family houses tend to have large yards and many people move to the area as a life upgrade from their first homes closer to the city. However, many first-time homebuyers look to Springfield, as well.

Springfield, Virginia homes are inside the Fairfax County school district. Inside the community are four public elementary schools, while middle and high schools are nearby. Four private schools are also available for Springfield youngsters.

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