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A+ Springfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Springfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 31% higher than Virginia
Springfield
14141% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Springfield cost of living
A+ Springfield Crime Total crime is 33% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,34351% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7551% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Springfield crime
B- Springfield Employment Household income is 39% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$92,05566% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,69426% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Springfield employment
F Springfield Housing Home value is 68% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$417,000126% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,80891% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Springfield real estate or Springfield rentals
A+ Springfield Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Virginia
High school grad. rates
83%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
76%54% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Springfield K-12 schools or Springfield colleges

Living in Springfield, VA

Springfield is a mid-sized city located in the state of Virginia. The city has a population of 29,952 people. With a population density of 3,815 people per square mile, Springfield is well above the nation's average density level. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Springfield might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 51% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Springfield can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Virginia, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Springfield and in the areas around Springfield is a much easier task.

Springfield, VA receives 73 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #227 in Virginia and #7,239 in the USA. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Springfield ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Springfield. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Springfield on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Lake Accotink Park, Christian Heritage Tours Washington D.C., and Springfield United Methodist Church.

The average school test scores in Springfield are 76%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Springfield is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Springfield come in at $417,000, which is 67.9% higher than the Virginia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Springfield, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 18.4% higher than the Virginia average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Springfield area were 4.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.1%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Springfield, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Springfield, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington837.42,179
Williamsburg, Arlington818.52,968
Rock Spring, Arlington819.23,223
Lyon Village, Arlington818.93,541
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington817.65,637
Lyon Park, Arlington818.45,521
Madison Manor, Arlington8171,579
Bluemont, Arlington807.37,049

Best Cities Near Springfield, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Occoquan, VA868.1947
Countryside, VA8322.410,472
Fair Oaks, VA831133,478
Merrifield, VA836.917,000
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cascades, VA8221.412,205
Neabsco, VA8212.317,038
Friendship Heights Village, MD8213.54,730
Arlington, VA828226,092
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Springfield Virginia: A Neighbor to the Nation’s Capital

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Community9/10
Nightlife9/10
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I experienced an exciting time while living in Springfield Virginia, a neighbor to the nation's capital. Springfield Virginia is a suburb that exceeds over 100,000 in population. It has primo entertainment and amenities. The cost of living is somewhat high, due to the fact that it’s centrally and conveniently located. The employment infrastructure is blooming there. Jobs are plentiful from the government, trade, and construction work.

Springfield is very family oriented with numerous great public school communities. The area is extremely safe. I have never seen or heard of crime in Springfield or its neighboring districts. The weather is good, considering its northern whereabouts. For heightened arts, culture, and unforgettable wharf experiences, I always love to skip over to the D.C. area which is about 30 minutes away.

Some of my most memorable and best areas of Springfield Virginia would be off the Springfield Interchange. The interchange gives access to the large indoor Springfield Town Center, along with Tysons Corner Center. Springfield also has mass transportation features like the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station.
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Source: The Springfield, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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