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Springfield VA-Still a Wonderful Place to Call Home in Northern Virginia

Original Yates Village Photo Long before Homer Simpson made the TV town of Springfield famous, before the Springfield Interchange was created or Slug lines came to town their was a small ‘country” highway stop fifteen miles outside of DC that would come to be known as Springfield Virginia.

In 1946 the developer Edwin Carr realized that their was a huge piece of undeveloped land, close enough to DC to be appealing to government workers who worked in town and that would provide space for larger homes than were currently available in Arlington or Alexandria. My parents were one of those families who decided that Springfield provided a chance for them to buy their first home. In 1955 they bought a brand new split level home in the Yates Village neighborhood of Springfield.

When we moved in to our new home there wasn’t much around us. The only grocery store in the neighborhood was a small store called Bon Foods, there was a drug store with a soda fountain and Fischers Hardware had been open a couple of years.

 

 

My parents thought about a bigger house in one of the new West Springfield neighborhoods but in the end they stayed in their original home for 45 years. When I bougt my first house in Kings Park my mother said “who would want to live all they way out there?”  Of course "out there" was less than 5 miles away.  Over the years my family moved around Springfield and lived in  Greentree Village, Springfield Oaks, and Charlestown to name a few. My kids laugh about the fact that we have lived in every zip code in Springfield and multiple generations of our family attended Fairfax County Schools.

Springfield Virginia Home SOLD by Cindy JonesToday Springfield is a bustling area with a wide selection of neighborhoods, dining choices and commuting options.   It's central location makes it a great choice for military familes with orders to Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, or the Military District of Washington. The new NGA facilty is bringing numerous defense contractors and government agencies to Springfield as well.

If a move to Springfield VA is in your future let's meet to talk about your options and whether buying a home is the right choice for you in today's market. If you are thinking about selling your home in Springfield VA give me a call at 703-346-2213.  With my personal knowledge of the neighborhoods and successful marketing strategies together we can put the SOLD sign in your yard.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsCindy Jones • August 20 2010 08:26AM

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Nice remembrance Cindy. LOL about "every zip code in Springfield"

Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) almost 8 years ago

Looks like a great place to live,and buy a home.  Another great local posting!  Have a great weekend

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 8 years ago

Cindy, Nice history on the town!  My biggest association with the area is trying to run the old mixer gauntlet where the beltway dumped onto I95 southbound.  Haven't traveled it much in recent years, but much better than it used to be!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 8 years ago

Love it!  Only you can make this kind of history sound so interesting.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

When I left the Northern VA area, they were making the Springfield bypass...it was a real mess.  Now, when we go back to visit friends...there are so many new roads...but, we can still get around Springfield just fine.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) almost 8 years ago

Michael-it's true we have owned a home in every zip code in Springfield.  I'm a wandering kind of gal.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Kristin-it isn't quite the same as your neck of the woods but it has suited our family fine for a long time.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Liz and Bill-I never understood the problem of trying to get across 6 lanes of traffic at 55 miles an hour.  I learned to drive in the mess.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Margaret-Your posts on the history of Croton are my inspiration.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Rebecca-I grew up only a few blocks from the interchange.  I learned to drive crossing multiple lanes so I can't figure out why they spent so much money "fixing" it :-)

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Springfield really is a great location.  It's close to everything and so convenient to Washington, DC.  It's no wonder it's such a desirable place to live.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 8 years ago

Nice time capsule of how Springfield has changed over the years.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) almost 8 years ago

Chris Ann-it is a hub on the Northern Virginia map for commuters and for anyone looking for a central location.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Pat-Springfield has changed over the years but it is still a great place for people to call home.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

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