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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.

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Springfield, VA 22150

From $1305

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $1305

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Springfield, VA 22150

From $1210

1-3 Beds1 Bath

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


From $1210

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Springfield, VA 22150

From $1537

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $1537

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Springfield, VA 22152

From $1615

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


From $1615

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Springfield, VA 22153

From $1841

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Springfield, VA (Pohick)

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Falls Church, VA 22041

$1120 - $2463

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Falls Church, VA (Baileys)


$1120 - $2463

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Arlington, VA 22204

$1530 - $2700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Columbia Forest)


$1530 - $2700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Alexandria, VA 22301

$1647 - $3232

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Potomac Yard)


$1647 - $3232

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Arlington, VA 22201

From $1945

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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


From $1945

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Arlington, VA 22202

$1800 - $4494

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Arlington, VA (Crystal City)


$1800 - $4494

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Alexandria, VA 22312

From $1502

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Alexandria, VA (Bren Mar Park, Lincolnia)

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Alexandria, VA 22312

From $1369

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Alexandria, VA (Bren Mar Park, Lincolnia)

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From $1369

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Alexandria, VA 22310

From $1430

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Alexandria, VA (Maple Grove Estates, Rose Hill)

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Alexandria, VA 22304

$1485 - $2180

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Backlick Run, Landmarks)

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$1485 - $2180

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Alexandria, VA 22304

$1485 - $3215

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Brookland Estates, Maple Grove Estates...)


$1485 - $3215

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Annandale, VA 22003

$1274 - $4286

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Annandale, VA (Annandale, Central Annandale)

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$1274 - $4286

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Alexandria, VA 22315

From $1430

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Alexandria, VA (Rose Hill)

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From $1430

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Alexandria, VA 22312

$1450 - $2050

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Alexandria, VA (Landmarks, Lincolnia...)

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$1450 - $2050

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