Springfield, VA (population in 2000: 30417) is 9.8 square miles of prosperity in Southeast Fairfax County, Northern Virginia.
Fairfax County boasts one of the highest levels of quality of life in the nation. A world-class business location, Fairfax County is in the heart of the northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area technology community. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that northern Virginia created 50,000 jobs in the last 12 months. The Washington area has the lowest unemployment rate of any U.S. metropolitan area (3 %).
Our dynamic companies, well-educated and highly skilled residents, excellent school system and cultural amenities make Fairfax County one of the most desirable places to live and work in the United States.
Certified carrier airports here include Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (about 11 miles), WASHINGTON Dulles International (about 22 miles) and ANDREWS AFB (about 22 miles). WMATA Metro (subway) system and Metrobus provide world-class public transportation. I-95, the Capital Beltway I-495, and the Fairfax County Parkway are main arteries for Springfield, and for Northeast America.
Hospitals within 6 miles include NOVA ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, LYNN HOUSE OF POTOMAC VALLEY, and DOMINION HOSP.
Fairfax County Public School System is consistently rated among the best in the nation. Colleges and Universities within 14 miles include: NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, and GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY.
Shopping is excellent – with Tysons Corner, Chantilly and Reston right in the county, and Virginia’s premier mall, Springfield Mall alone includes JC Penney, Macy’s & Target along with 245 other fine stores. (Don’t miss the Carousel!)
Recreation and entertainment in the entire Washington Metropolitan area are readily accessed from Springfield. The Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean beaches are less than 3 hrs away to the east, while Blue Ridge Mountains beckon from the west. With all of the monuments, museums and nightlife in the area though, there are some local attractions that should not be neglected. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts is the nation’s only national park for the performing arts and home of many innovative entertainment options for the whole family. Imagine a picnic in the park while watching opera – or Shakespeare – now, imagine having your picnic catered! JAXX Concert Hall and Night Club shouldn’t be reserved for ‘the locals’, it is the best, the latest, the brightest – and the loudest – of the bands who have originated or toured through Springfield – one wall inside is reserved for their graffiti-style signatures.
Fairfax county is the largest jurisdiction in the Washington area. Some of the most desirable residential communities are here. Greater Springfield, Va. boasts many towns/residential neighborhoods, including:
Springfield has gone from a quiet little farming community admired and settled by our nation’s founders to a driving force in the economy of the Washington, D.C. area.