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Overview of Springfield

Just a few miles south of Washington, D.C., the Fairfax County community area of Springfield is a busy commercial center that nonetheless offers the fresh air and calm surroundings of suburban living. With plenty of parks, a modern business sensibility and convenient transit to the capital, Springfield provides a great balance for a variety of living styles.

People looking for apartments for rent in Springfield will appreciate living amid the open spaces of historic Fairfax County while enjoying access to a wide range of urban amenities.

Living in Springfield, VA

The history of Fairfax County dates back to the country’s earliest days, when the land was prime agricultural real estate for colonial settlers. A major tobacco growing region, the area remained rural, even after the arrival of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad established a station called Springfield in 1854. Agriculture shifted to hogs and dairy in later years, while the arrival of improved transportation prompted a massive population boom beginning in the 1950s.

Today, the community of around 30,000 people is a popular home for commuters and local workers alike. Residents of Springfield apartments benefit from a great location, scenic outdoor surroundings and a thriving business community with ample shopping opportunities, all while living in one of the nation’s most beloved regions.

Springfield Work and Study

Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education campus is in Springfield, providing area students with programs in nursing, dentistry and other health fields. Several other NVCC campuses offer classes in nearby communities, while George Mason University is only minutes away in Fairfax. Washington, D.C. is also home to many acclaimed colleges and universities, which are easily accessible from Springfield by public transit.

Springfield is a popular community for commuters, and many area residents work in federal government or related industries such as consulting in Washington, D.C. or other Northern Virginia cities. Major local employers include the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), as well as Boeing, Calibre Systems, Fairfax County, Gannett, GSA, McNeil Technologies, Paxton Van Lines, SAIC and more.

Rentals in Springfield, VA, and Cost of Living

Northern Virginia is one of the country’s most affluent regions, and living in Springfield can get pricey. Nonetheless, the area offers some fantastic rental options and is more renter-friendly than some of its neighbors, with nearly four in 10 residents choosing to rent.

U.S. Census Bureau data showed the median gross rent from 2008 to 2010 was $1,620. Additional research found one bedroom apartments renting for between $975 and $1,600 per month.

Springfield Attractions and Special Events

Springfield’s high quality of life owes much to great local shopping options and extensive outdoor recreation. With many great retail options, as well as a downtown in the midst of a pedestrian-friendly wave of revitalization, Springfield is a commercial hub. Residents can play sports at a number of locations, including the Fairfax Sportsplex, the area’s largest indoor sports facility, while several area golf courses such as the Springfield Golf and Country Club provide opportunities to hit the links.

Lake Accotink Park is one of Springfield’s most popular outdoor escapes, with nearly 500 acres of open space and accommodations for activities that include canoeing, pedal boat rides, biking, fishing, mini golf and an antique carousel. Residents looking for more diversions can take advantage of Fairfax County’s rich history at landmarks such as nearby Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home. Additionally, Washington, D.C. offers great museums, arts, dining and entertainment just a short drive away.

Rent.com® can help you get settled in a Springfield apartment. Look through our rental listings and find the perfect home for your needs.

Chelsea Square Apartments - Springfield, VA 22150
5

Springfield, VA 22150

$1280 - $1590

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springfield, VA (Central Springfield, Lynwood...)


$1280 - $1590

166 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Saratoga Square - Springfield, VA 22153
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(7)

Springfield, VA 22153

$1599 - $1992

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springfield, VA (Pohick)

(7)

$1599 - $1992

100 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springfield Gardens - Springfield, VA 22150
9

Springfield, VA 22150

$1210 - $1705

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Springfield, VA (Central Springfield, Mixing Bowl...)


$1210 - $1705

220 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Residences at Springfield Station - Springfield, VA 22150
42

Springfield, VA 22150

$1349 - $8512

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springfield, VA (Central Springfield, Mixing Bowl...)


$1349 - $8512

631 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Springfield Terrace - Springfield, VA 22152
15

Springfield, VA 22152

$1540 - $2595

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springfield, VA (Cardinal Forest, Fairfax Park...)


$1540 - $2595

244 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Furnished Studio - Washington, D.C. - Springfield, VA 22150
11

Springfield, VA 22150

$1680

1 Bed 0 Baths

Springfield, VA (Central Springfield, Mixing Bowl...)


$1680

1 Bed 0 Baths

Virginia Square Towers - Arlington, VA 22201
21

Arlington, VA 22201

$1865 - $3455

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Arlington, VA (Ballston-Virginia Square, Virginia Square)


$1865 - $3455

534 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Gramercy - Arlington, VA 22202
24
(10)

Arlington, VA 22202

$2005 - $5355

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Aurora Highlands, Crystal City...)

(10)

$2005 - $5355

399 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Point at Alexandria - Alexandria, VA 22304
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(134)

Alexandria, VA 22304

$1332 - $1865

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Holmes Run, Landmarks)

(134)

$1332 - $1865

532 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Verde Pointe - Arlington, VA 22201
15

Arlington, VA 22201

$2205 - $5590

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (North Highlands)


$2205 - $5590

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Courtland Towers - Arlington, VA 22201
23

Arlington, VA 22201

$1995 - $4075

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Arlington, VA (Clarendon-Courthouse, Courthouse)


$1995 - $4075

575 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Richmond Square - Arlington, VA 22203
27

Arlington, VA 22203

Contact for Pricing

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Arlington, VA (Ballston, Ballston-Virginia Square)


Contact for Pricing

360 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Ovation at Park Crest - McLean, VA 22102
20

McLean, VA 22102

$2180 - $5180

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

McLean, VA (McLean, North Central...)


$2180 - $5180

300 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

View at Liberty Center - Arlington, VA 22203
30

Arlington, VA 22203

$1800 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Ashton Heights)


$1800 - $4930

257 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Acadia At Metropolitan Park - Arlington, VA 22202
8

Arlington, VA 22202

$1875 - $9040

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Aurora Highlands, Pentagon City...)


$1875 - $9040

411 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Kingsley - Alexandria, VA 22314
30

Alexandria, VA 22314

$1975 - $3900

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Old Town North)


$1975 - $3900

175 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bridgeyard Apartments - Alexandria, VA 22314
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(15)

Alexandria, VA 22314

$1070 - $3340

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Alexandria, VA (Old Town)

(15)

$1070 - $3340

530 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Avery Row - Arlington, VA 22209
22

Arlington, VA 22209

$2199 - $2960

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Fort Myer Heights)


$2199 - $2960

67 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Esplanade at National Harbor - Oxon Hill, MD 20745
12

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

$1649 - $2575

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oxon Hill, MD (Oxon Hill)


$1649 - $2575

272 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Georgetown - Arlington, VA 22209
21
(9)

Arlington, VA 22209

$1655 - $2407

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Arlington, VA (North Highlands, Rosslyn)

(9)

$1655 - $2407

202 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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