The local businesses in the area mostly consist of construction workers for homes, irrigation companies, and home repair services. I have had incredible experience with all three f these services, especially Reliable Sprinklers Inc. The reason I only rate the local business as "It's okay" is because there are not many home feeling mom-and-pop shops in the area. However, if you go to places such as Old Town Alexandria, or the City of Fairfax, there are many small candy stores, tea stores, and art studios that are excellent to attend. Additionally in Occoquan, Virginia, there are many small art galleries and sea food restaurants that are tremendously successful. In conclusion, the surrounding areas or springfield have great small business where as directly in springfield small business is average.