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Old 03-17-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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We will be moving to Springfield, VA from the midwest and I am wondering where would be the best place to live that would not be a difficult commute. We want to rent ,maybe for the first 12 month, a townhouse would be okay. I just want a nice family friendly neighborhood. We do not want to go over 1800$ a month. Please help.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Kingstowne is a great area to live. Close to shopping/restaurant and commuting options.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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I have lived in both Cardinal Forest and Newington Forest areas and both are really family friendly. Both neighborhoods have pools and seemingly good schools (I am a 20something, so don't pay much attention). Cardinal is a mix of brick townhouses, and garden style condos. Newington is older townhomes. Mostly.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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How about Springfield?
Check out TH's in Newington Forest or Daventry, or Terra Grande (SFH might be more than 1800 rent though).
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Springfield is a big place. Can you give us a more specific idea where your new job is located?
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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I have friends in Cardinal Forest-which is a great place, as well as Daventry. Kingstown seems nice, but I do not have any personal contact here. As another poster said, Kingstown has more stores and such. The nice thing about Cardinal Forest is the neighborhood, which also has access to Lake Accotink Park, Daventry is adjacent to the Cross County Trail which would connect you to a nice biking/walking route-Springfield is a nice area to live and work.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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A TH in Kingstowne with a garage would run you more than $1800, more like $2500. If it is lower than $2000, it will be w/o a garage. Kingstowne does give you good access to both sides of Springfield (via either Fairfax County Parkway or Franconia Road, which turns into Old Keene Mill. If you want to be on the west side of Springfield look at Burke.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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In addition to Burke, Kingstowne, and Springfield/West Springfield itself, you should check out Lorton too (preferably west of I-95), because it might be slightly cheaper.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Our daughter will be going to grad school in Dc. Our friends told us to Check out Springfield, Va. She would rather not do apartments, and is over sharing a place. How do I find homes for rent? (mother daughter apartment)
She will most likely drive to the Metro and take that in..

Thank you
Alice
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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I moved here a month ago to work in Springfield, and am currently renting in Cardinal Forest. It's been nice here so far, so I'll give another rec for Cardinal Forest. The good thing is, at least for me, my job is south east of here, so I'm traveling the opposite direction of traffic every day. Where in Springfield are you working?
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