If you’re looking for a tight-knit community surrounded by beautiful natural sights with easy access to the Pentagon and other military sites, Springfield, Virginia should definitely be on your list of places to see. Springfield is situated on Lake Accontink, offering plenty of outdoor activities year-round. Best of all, Springfield is one of the most reasonably-priced towns in the metro D.C. area, making it an ideal place to live and raise a family.

Springfield is conveniently located. The Pentagon is nearby, making it ideal for those that work in the military and the area businesses that support it. Springfield features a station for the Washington Metro’s Blue Line, access to the Virginia Railway Express, Washington bus system stations, and more. Wherever you want to be in the metro D.C. region, you can get there from Springfield.

The centerpiece of Springfield’s community life has to be Lake Accontink Park. Here you can rent a canoe or a rowboat and spend the day on the lake. You can take a tour boat ride, or do some fishing. There is a large miniature golf course, an antique carousel, and plenty of places to picnic inside pavilion shelters. There is a playground, a volleyball court, and a basketball court, as well.

It’s not just outdoor activities that draw people to Springfield, however. While much of Springfield is residential, you will find plenty of places to visit and shop, as well. The Springfield mall was the second regional shopping center to open, after Tysons Corner. You will also find both the Brookfield and Springfield shopping centers here, making this one of the region’s premier shopping destinations.

While there are a variety of interesting community events and activities year-round in Springfield, perhaps none surpasses Springfield Days. This annual community-wide celebration takes place every year the weekend following Memorial Day. It features the FamilyFest, with games, rides, food, and fun for the kids. There is the annual Springfield 15k/5k/run/walk. If you are an animal lover, you will definitely want to check out PetFest during Springfield Days. The ArtFest adds an air of culture and refinement, and features exhibitors as well as live entertainment. There is even a Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Accontink Park, one of the most interesting and wacky events in the entire metro D.C. area.

There are many dining options in Springfield, as well. If you want Mediterranean food, you can visit Kabul Kabob Restaurant. If Thai is your thing you can visit the Thai Café. You will find Tex-Mex food and friendly service at the Austin Grill. There is also a bevy of delis, pizzerias, coffee shops, pubs, and more. Whatever your favorite fare is, you can more than likely find it in Springfield.

Springfield is truly a wonderful community. If you want an ideal suburban life just minutes away from Washington, D.C. and other major employment centers, you should consider this city.

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