For Sale in Springfield, Virginia
Springfield, Virginia Real Estate
Guide to Springfield, VA
Springfield is the ideal suburban getaway. With acres of green parks and lakes, residents have the option of spending a day getting lost in nature, or hopping on one of the many major roads that run through the town and taking a day trip to DC. With reasonably priced housing, Springfield is a good option for anyone looking for comfortable living with a relatively small price tag.
It’s All about Location!
To the north, Springfield is bordered by Annandale and Fairfax County. To the east is Franconia, to the south Newington and to the west is West Springfield. Major highways such as I-95 cut right through the middle of the neighborhood, giving residents easy access to DC and other nearby towns.
As well as I-95, other major routes close by include I-395 and the Capital Beltway. The center of town is located at the intersection of Route 644 and Route 617, where there is a significant commercial district near the interchange. Residents also have access to the Virginia Railway Express at the Backlick Road Station as well as Washington’s metro Blue Line at the Franconia-Springfield Station. The Fairfax Connector bus and the metro bus also run through the neighborhood for inexpensive traveling.
Houses with a Yard
Most of the housing in Springfield are single-family homes, though there are a few limited options for condos. All relatively affordable, compared to the high price tags of Washington, DC, Springfield offers a nice mixture of suburbia homes within minutes of the nations capitol.
Malls with International Treats
Springfield Town Center is the ultimate retail destination, an expansive mall with a wide range of stores, services and restaurants. Typical women’s fashion choices include New York & Company, Victoria’s Secret, and Chico’s. Shoppers also enjoy a number of spas, salons, jewelers and sporting goods stores. The food court offers a convenient place for quick meals between errands. In addition, customers can take advantage of the many sit-down restaurants including Maggiano’s and the Yard House.
However, for a more upscale, international eating experience, locals go to The Swiss Bakery, a full-fledged café with breakfast and light lunch fare. Specializing in artisan breads, French pastries and European-style desserts, stepping into this bakery is equivalent to being teleported straight out of the United States into an international culinary experience. The Swiss Bakery offers hard to find world-class chocolates, coffees, teas and condiments and also caters. Customers say that the coffee is consistently good at prices that beat Starbucks—say good-bye to your four-dollar cappuccinos!
For an international food experience of another kind, check out Kana Sushi located on Old Keene Mill Road. A hidden gem of Springfield, it is small and easy to pass by. Though its set-up at first appears to be like a fast food joint, there is a nice sit-down area in the back. With excellent customer service, Kana offers a wide selection of sushi, with favorites including the tuna tataki, jalapeno yellowtail and gyoza.
For a meal on the go, My Village Chicken is a great alternative to fast food. Offering remarkably cheap prices for pitas and salads, this place is a must if you’ve never tried a gyro before. Platters are served in generous portion sizes and come with your choice of two sides such as black bean corn salsa, mescaline green and cucumber salad. Or, choose from any hot sides such as the chicken chili, chickpeas or steak fries. The options are endless at this local favorite.
Finally, if you’re just craving classic American fare, you can’t go wrong with Mike’s American Grill. Located on Backlick Road, Mike’s is great for family dinners or a night out with friends. While it does offer a wide selection of original craft beers, Mike’s is also known for its delicious house-made root beer. Popular menu items include the ozzie rolls, crab cakes, filet mignon and the smoked salmon.
Acres of Parks and Thriving Arts
One of the highlights of living in Springfield is Lake Accotink and the surrounding park grounds. With 493 acres of lush green scenery and wildlife, Lake Accontink offers a serene escape into nature. With a mini golf course, bike and boat rentals, antique carousel and picnic areas, there is enough to keep people of all ages entertained for days. The park is the perfect destination for families, dog-owners and runners alike, with an easy four to five mile trail loop.
The Springfield Art Guild is another community staple. A non-profit group that serves the local art community, it hosts speakers at monthly meetings that are open to the public. In addition, the Springfield Art Guild sponsors art exhibitions, classes for both children and adults and scholarships for high school and college artists. While it is a great channel for artists to network, it also offers opportunities for the whole community to come together.
Good Neighborhood at an Even Better Price
Overall, Springfield is the ideal suburban neighborhood. With its many different restaurants, retail options and outdoor recreation, residents have the best of both worlds. Just a train ride away from the city, Springfield is an attractive location for anyone wanting to live near a thriving city, but desire the peace of suburbia.
Real Estate Market Stats
Basic Stats Overview
Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Last Updated: 9/23/2017
|Homes for Sale||134||-10.4%||-7.5%|
|Solds: 90 Day||272||-11.4%||-2.6%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||99.69%||-0.1%||+0.6%|
|90 Day Sold||$507,050||-0.6%||+4.6%|
|90 Day Sold||$489,500||-1.9%||+5.4%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||20.01||+17.9%||-30.5%|
|Homes for Sale||103||-12.6%||-8.7%|
|Solds: 90 Day||195||-11.8%||+4.6%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||99.68%||-0.1%||+0.8%|
|90 Day Sold||$550,245||-0.4%||+3.9%|
|90 Day Sold||$531,000||-3.1%||+5.8%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||21.52||+20.4%||-34.0%|
|Homes for Sale||31||-3.2%||+3.2%|
|Solds: 90 Day||77||-10.4%||-20.8%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||99.73%||-0.0%||+0.3%|
|90 Day Sold||$397,659||-0.7%||+0.9%|
|90 Day Sold||$400,500||+0.1%||+2.1%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||16.19||+9.9%||-27.7%|
|Homes for Sale||0||N/A||N/A|
|Solds: 90 Day||0||N/A||N/A|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||0.00%||N/A||N/A|
|90 Day Sold||$0||N/A||N/A|
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What does the most expensive home in Springfield, VA look like?
8300 SWOPE CT, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22153
How about the least expensive?
7705 MATISSE WAY, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22153
8505 WILD SPRUCE DR, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22153
How Much is Available?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active Inventory
The number of Springfield, VA homes listed for sale. Lower inventory favors sellers in negotiations.
How Many Months of Inventory?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Months Inventory
The number of homes listed for sale in Springfield, VA divided by the number of homes sold in one month. Higher inventory favors buyers.
More Actives or More Pendings?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active/Pending Ratio
Ratio of homes in Springfield, VA listed for sale versus those under contract. The lower the number, the hotter the market.
Are Sellers Negotiating?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, List/Sold Ratio
Shows a comparison between the final sales price of homes sold in Springfield, VA versus their list price.
What is Average?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Average Sale Price (90 Days)
Average list price of homes for sale in Springfield, VA
How Fast Are They Selling?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Days on Market (Sold Listings 90 Days)
Average days from Listing Date to Sold Date for Springfield, VA homes that sold in the past 90 days.
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill – Great Bourbon Cocktails
Whiskey drinkers typically enjoy their favorite spirit straight up, with whiskey rocks or a couple of cubes, or in the typical Old Fashioned or Manhattan. Most of the popular cocktails are gin or vodka based. But for whiskey drinkers looking for a little variety, check out Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill in the Springfield Town Center. For a refreshing twist, try the Bourbon Street which is made with fresh cucumbers and lime juice. On the sweeter side are the Vintage Bulleit made with fresh lemon juice and berries, and the Tennessee Peach made with peach schnapps, homemade simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. And traditionalists shouldn’t worry, as they offer the Maker’s Old Fashioned with fresh orange zest. These are great whiskey cocktails and pair great with the BBQ offerings. Cheers!
Walls decked with cedar planks and crew donned in cool Hawaiian shirts, Trader Joe's offers innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods under the “Trader Joe’s” name. Whether it be fresh cut flowers, to a great bottle of wine, Trader Joe's has a fantastic selection of interesting foods with a value that can't be beat! Their cheese selection is amazing, and I love their fresh produce section! Whenever I am having a party, I always go to Trader Joe's to put together a fantastic cheese board, or find different, neat appetizers that aren't fussy to make, but look like I have been working all day at them! I also love to go and find new things to offer my family for dinner that are easy to assemble! A great store, with great prices!
Mike's American Grill
One of the best places to eat in Springfield is Mike's American Grill, part of the Great American Restaurant group. Like its counterparts, you can't beat the Aussie rolls, but my favorite dish is the Jambalaya - just enough kick with an abundance of shrimp, chicken and sausage. Follow the spiciness with a flourless chocolate waffle - delish!
Best New York Style Pizza in Northern Virginia!
Saratoga Pizzeria has been open since 1988. This hidden gem is located within the Saratoga Shopping center in Springfield. My family and I first tried their New York Style pizza in 1990 and to this day they are still using the same recipes and the freshest ingredients possible. If you decide against pizza and try one of their entrees, make sure to arrive hungry because their portions are out of this world!
Commute made easy!
Getting in and out of Springfield is dominated by the interchanges of I-95, I-395, and the Capital Beltway (I-495), known as the Springfield Interchange. The center of the town is at the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road, Franconia Road and Backlick Road. A significant commercial district exists around the interchange area, but the rest of the community is primarily residential in character. Springfield is divided into areas called North Springfield, West Springfield, and Newington. Transportation includes the bus system and the blue line at Franconia-Springfield plus the Virginia Rail Express. With a close proximity to D.C., this will make a commuter's dream location.