Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Newington Forest is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 12,476. Newington Forest is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Newington Forest offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Newington Forest there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Newington Forest and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Newington Forest are highly rated.
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Newington Forest Reviews
Newington Forest is a neighborhood with good homes, but they are a little overpriced. Of course it is close to D.C., so that is sort of to be expected. The schools in the area are pretty good. The high schools and middle schools are markedly better than the elementary schools. The closest elementary school, Newington Forest Elementary, is very close and can be walked to from most houses in the area. It is currently being renovated. The neighbors are generally friendly, but there are some drug problems. We are close to many shopping centers, a few libraries, lots of parks, and a recreation center. There is a small playground in the neighborhood for children. Overall it's a good area.
I've lived in this community/neighborhood for the majority of my life (8+ years) and I've never had any problems with neighbors, commute to the local public schools (K-12), and the closest shopping center for groceries would be at most at 10 minute drive to Saratoga Shopping Plaza.
Although expensive, Springfield is a great place to live. Our neighborhood has easy access to major area roadways, while still maintaining a suburban atmosphere. Recently there have been many new businesses opening up in the town center area. Local schools are among the best in the country.