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Old 03-10-2008, 01:05 AM
 
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Hi Everyone. My husband recently got a job at the Pentagon and we will be relocating from Southern California. We are looking into moving to the Springfield area, more specifically the Cardinal Forest community. If anyone has any information about the area, including how safe the community is (my husband will probably be working long hours and I will more than likely spend a lot of time home alone) I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:59 AM
 
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:40 AM
 
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Cardinal Forest is a safe and well-kept neighborhood. You should be comfortable there. Most neighborhoods in West Springfield are relatively safe. We rent a house in a nearby area and have been happy with the area. It's easy to get to the Fort Belvoir commissary/PX and Trader Joe's.

My husband rides the Metro bus to the Pentagon (he's in the air force). There are a couple of routes that run along Old Keene Mill Road.

Good luck with the move! I am originally from California (Santa Barbara).
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Very safe and very conveniently located.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:17 AM
 
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Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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what are the schools like in west spring field area? we are looking to move there as well. Thanks
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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what are the schools like in west spring field area? we are looking to move there as well. Thanks
"Like" in what way?

You can check specific school profiles here: Fairfax County Public Schools - Schools and Centers Directory
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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Cardinal Forest is a safe and well-kept neighborhood. You should be comfortable there. Most neighborhoods in West Springfield are relatively safe. We rent a house in a nearby area and have been happy with the area. It's easy to get to the Fort Belvoir commissary/PX and Trader Joe's.

My husband rides the Metro bus to the Pentagon (he's in the air force). There are a couple of routes that run along Old Keene Mill Road.

Good luck with the move! I am originally from California (Santa Barbara).
This is true. West Springfield has good schools. Highly recommend Cardinal Forest. Other areas nearby are good too - look at Orange Hunt. 22152 and 22153 have good schools and the area is great because there are plenty of shopping options and you are also close to the metro station at Springfield Franconia. The bus to the Pentagon goes all through Cardinal Forest (I used to live there). Good luck - fabulous area!
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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what are the schools like in west spring field area? we are looking to move there as well. Thanks
I read your other post in which you mentioned a "joint base". I'm not sure where that is, but I sent you a direct message.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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I used to live in that area and probably the worst that happened to me was my rims got stolen, but that was on me, I had fancy rims and I didn't use wheel locks, I guess I shouldn't have put out such a huge temptation out there
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