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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Springfield is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 30,556. Springfield is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Springfield offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Springfield there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Springfield and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Springfield are above average.
About Springfield...
Population
30,556

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$439,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,875
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Springfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Springfield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,053
National
$55,322
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Springfield Reviews

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Living in Springfield, you are able to experience the beauty of two worlds within a 35 minutes drive: the sophisticated and busy historical streets of DC and the serene hiking site of Shenandoah. This opportunity has opened my eyes to see richness in everyone's culture, values, and lifestyle. The nightlife is exciting. Since Springfield is within the Metropolitan area, depending on your personality, you can bar hop or replace those tequila shots with the sweetness of the Korean bubble tea and bakery down the street! Furthermore, Springfield is in Fairfax County, which is known for having the best public schools! I, myself, have experienced the quality of education offered at both Lee High School and George Mason University. The professors are knowledgable while students are friendly and always thriving to learn. Overall, this community has inspired me to be myself and chase opportunities relentlessly.
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For years, the Springfield Mall was a rundown, unpleasant place to visit. A couple or three years ago, developers decided to renovate and refresh. While the three anchor stores stayed (Macy's, JCPenney, Target), everything else was torn down and rebuilt. The resulting Springfield Town Center is very nice! Lots of nice restaurants, some upscale shops, a 12-screen cinema, and a huge LA Fitness. The design is nice and light. This place is great and a welcome addition to the Franconia/Springfield neighborhood. The only negative for me was that the anchor stores did not seem to have significantly freshened up their look to match their new surroundings.
I've lived here all of my life and can say that I'm happy to call this place my childhood home. I have made so many friends and have had life changing experiences here which have changed me for the better. The schools are really competitive but prepare kids well for college. The sports opportunities are great and people aren't too cocky or uptight. Love it here!