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Springfield homeowners live in one of the most populated areas in Northern Virginia. Highways I-95 and I-495 intersect the community, making transportation simple and easy. The two highways meet at a busy intersection known as the Springfield Interchange, which is home to several shopping and dining opportunities.
Springfield Real Estate - Lots of Great Property Options
Springfield real estate is comprised of a variety of housing options, although you’ll find a lot of single family homes and townhomes. Springfield residents often commute to work in DC, as the community is fairly centrally located. This means that there are a good number of small neighborhoods close to the highways, as well as some gated communities.
Like most of the DC area, Springfield is known for its history. The city was originally founded as a railroad station. Most of the population came to the area because of the convenient highway locations. Many Springfield homes started being built in the 1940s, but the area stayed rural until more shopping opportunities started coming to the area. When Springfield Mall opened, the area became significantly more popular.
Springfield VA offers a great lifestyle
There are several farmer’s markets in the area. Most of them are in Alexandria, which borders Springfield. This makes it easy for owners of Springfield houses to get fresh produce and food to promote the popular healthy lifestyle many of the locals love.
Many Springfield houses are located in close proximity to many recreational activities. Springfield Park and Lake Accotink Park have plenty of space for walking, hiking, and playing outside. The convenient location also puts all of the nearby museums, galleries, and nightlife only a few minutes away. Several community centers are available and provide a number of events throughout the year.
Although there are a good amount of commercial spaces in the community, most Springfield real estate is residential. There are plenty of commercial spaces, but these are mostly reserved for individual offices, shops, and restaurants. The area is very busy, but many areas feel more like a small town, and there are lots of things going on in the community on a regular basis.
Springfield homes vary a lot with regard to price. Location and size always play the biggest role in housing costs. The good news is that there are a variety of price ranges to choose from.
Some small studios and one or two bedroom condos can be purchased from the high $100,000s on up. The most common price range for the majority of properties in this area is the mid $400,000s. However, location can send some prices soaring high. Single family detached homes often sell for much more than attached homes, although some great deals can be found on Springfield houses. Prices range from roughly $500,000 and up, and large homes and newer homes can cost over $1 Million.
On Willow Forge Road there are large 4 bedroom townhomes that feature sweeping curved staircases, beautiful hardwood floors, spacious rooms, separate dining room, large kitchens with center island/cupboard space, and so much more. These 3-level homes are all brick construction, and offer a lot for prices that are less than $500,000.
Priced at $450,000, the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhouses on Over See Court are an equally good value. Fireplace, hardwood floors, spacious bedrooms with an abundance of closet space, full size deck and fenced in backyard make these Springfield homes popular among buyers. Whole Foods is within walking distance, and bus stops are just steps from the front door.
Smaller 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouses can be found in the Ramblewood At Davenetry Condominiums on Harrowgate Circle. These charming homes, built in 1987, have granite counters, wood-grain laminate flooring, stainless steel appliances, fireplaces and more. These homes often sell pretty quickly.
A drive around Springfield real estate will lead you to many small complexes. There is a small and charming townhouse complex that backs up to the nearby woods. Built in 1975, this complex features mature landscaping and a rolling green hills of grass for a yard. All units are renovated when they come to market, new carpet is installed and all walls are freshly painted. Close to shopping centers, schools and bus lines, residents only need walk for a few minutes to reach any of these places. Residents enjoy the airy feeling of the living/dining area.
A beautiful red-brick condo on Prince James Drive is a throw-back to by-gone days when the city was built with mainly red-brick. Built in 1968, this building is just more proof that brick buildings withstand the harshest of weather. These charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath homes feature hardwood floors, spacious rooms, a galley kitchen, storage room and a nice balcony for enjoying those nice weather days.
Built in 2005, the Bistro condos on Rolling Woods Court actually have woods as their backdrop in the rear of the building. These beautiful condos have fireplaces, wood and carpeted floors, open and airy floor plans, balconies, double closets in master bath, wonderful outdoor cooking grills and outdoor fireplace, and many more wonderful features and amenities. Residents really love the private garages and the one floor design of the condo.
The Hiddenbrooke community on Rolling Woods Court features one and two bedroom units in an active community setting. Electric fireplaces, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors and wheelchair accessible showers are some of the awesome amenities in each unit. The community plans a variety of social gatherings each month that many local residents are eager to participate in. Residents love the fact that home is close to metro bus stops and many fine dining and shopping centers.
Over on Kingsford Road there is a charming white-brick condominium complex. This community has one and two bedroom units and it has some great amenities. Some of these older condo complexes have pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and other great features that draw the young crowd. Starting in the mid to high $100,000s, these condos make good starter homes.
Much of the older Springfield real estate consists of large red brick properties. The single family detached homes often have mature trees, bushes and plants surrounding the home. Some homes even have their own mini-forest in the backyard.
Whether you are looking for a single-story red-brick home, or a multi-story home made out of bricks and wood, you can find a lot of great options in this area.
More expensive Springfield real estate can be found on Ainsworth Avenue. Many of the homes feature extra large living spaces, gorgeous hardwood floors, large baths, dens, wet bar, 5 or more bedrooms and a facade that captures the imagination. Rocks, bricks and wood blend together in perfect harmony that dazzles the eye. Landscapes are equally beautiful. Price tags of over a million dollars seem steep, but people love this neighborhood and the luxuries that these homes offer.
There are some really nice 4 bedroom Springfield homes over on Queensberry Ave. Many of them are charming 2-story red-brick properties with two car garages. Hardwood floors, large windows that allow a lot of sunlight to fill the home and granite counters in the spacious kitchen are just a few of the amenities included in some of these home that cost in the $900,000s.
If you’re looking for Springfield real estate in a lower price range, you should also consider fixer-uppers, bank owned properties and short sales. Sometimes, you can find deals in the $300,000s, although homes at this price point are rare, and you’ll likely face competition from other home buyers and investors.
Most of the three, four and five bedroom detached Springfield VA homes are from the high $400,000s to the low $500,000s. Some homeowners actually choose smaller properties on more acreage, which can cost as much, if not more than, large homes in the same neighborhood.
No matter what type of Springfield real estate you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something that you like. From the many detached single family homes, to condos and townhomes, there are a lot of options out there. From a price perspective, one great thing about this area is that it’s fairly close to DC and convenient to lots of transportation options, but on average, its prices are lower than areas like Arlington and the City of Alexandria.
If you’re thinking of buying Springfield real estate, call me at 703-462-0700 or email me at DarrenRobertsonHomes@gmail.com. I work hard for my clients during every step of the home buying process, and I’m a skilled negotiator who will get you the best deal possible on your home purchase.
If you’re thinking of selling your Springfield home, contact me for a no-obligation home value report. This will give you a good idea of the value of your property in the current Northern Virginia real estate market.