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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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West Springfield is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 23,106. West Springfield is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in West Springfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Springfield there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Springfield and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Springfield are highly rated.
About West Springfield...
Population
23,106

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$457,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,032
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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West Springfield Rankings

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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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in West Springfield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,606
National
$55,322
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West Springfield Reviews

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Our community is so diverse! Not only are we in close proximity to D.C., but the local area is booming with entertainment as well! I always feel safe and very accepted here as people are so kind and welcoming. Our schools are highly rated and our crime rates are low which is what appealed to my family and I.
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West Springfield is a wonderful place to live. It is a quiet, peaceful suburb that also offers a multitude of restaurants, gyms, lakes, and schools to keep its residents busy. It is easily within driving distance of trendy or picturesque shopping spots like the Mosaic District, Old Town, and National Harbor. Washington, D.C., is also easily accessible for West Springfield's residents.
West Springfield is located about 30 minutes away from the nations capitol. It is close enough where you can enjoy the vast array of museums that are free of charge. It is one of the suburbs of Fairfax County and an excellent area for families and those who work in Washington D.C. but prefer to live outside of the city. It has an excellent public school system and because of the cultural diversity, has an array of restaurants featuring cuisines from all over the globe. Parks and trails are well maintained which foster outdoor activities throughout the year. The greenery is scenic and beautiful as it changes with the seasons.