Rent to Own Homes near Springfield, VA

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Springfield, VA

  • Springfield is a popular suburb of Washington, D.C., with a 2010 census population of over 30,000 people. It straddles Interstates 95/495 and 395, and the spot where they all meet is known as the Melting Pot or the Mixing Bowl. Its location, places it right at the heart of the Northern Virginia area, known as the most populous area surrounding the nation's capital and also one of the most desirable addresses in the country.

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  • Great real estate! Home prices in Springfield have more than doubled since the year 2000, and the increase over the past year was 3.8 percent. There is plenty to do in Fairfax County, including fishing, winery tours and historic sites; you can also ride the Blue Line Metro to the city for all the delights of the capital.
  • It feels like the country! The surrounding countryside is a destination for locals and tourists who wish to get out of the city. Hidden Pond Nature Center is a good place to spend the day -- there are wooded trails, live animals, educational programs and a picnic area, as well as a snack center and gift shop. Also, be sure to visit Lake Accotink park. Ride the carousel or rent a paddle boat or kayak to get on the water. You can also bike, walk or run around the lake on a well-maintained trail.
  • Updated shopping! A completely rebuilt and updated shopping mall awaits you. The Springfield Town Center just reopened in October 2014, and lots of new retail shops have yet to hold grand openings. There's also a brand new LA Fitness, a 12-screen movie theater, and the familiar anchor stores. After you shop until you almost drop, stop in a Maggiano's and take home fresh, homemade pasta.
  • Pick your neighborhood! If you're in the market for a rent to own home, you may have to choose your area carefully -- rentals are prized in Springfield. The Town Center neighborhood is a very walkable spot, and a favorite of urban sophisticates owing to a mix of single homes and apartment buildings. An extremely popular area is the vicinity of Pohick Rd. and Rockdale Ln., where you'll find historic row houses and town homes.
  • Great restaurants! There's no shortage of restaurants here. Mike's American Grill is popular and offers just what it promises -- familiar, tasty favorites. Be aware, though; it's usually crowded. For what many call the best Asian food anywhere in the area, try the Asian Grill. After a visit or two, you'll be greeted by name and treated like family.