Featuring easy access to several freeways, Washington D.C., the White House and the home of George Washington, West Springfield is just moments from many of the nation's most treasured attractions. To the east is the Chesapeake Bay, famous for some of the best fishing on the East Coast; all the monuments, museums and nightlife in Washington, D.C.; and Atlantic Ocean beaches. To the west lie the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, which offer gorgeous overlooks of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. A short drive south takes you to several Civil War battlefields. Nearby Tysons Corner is second only to Manhattan in its amount of retail space on the east coast.
West Springfield is also within a one-day or weekend drive of several popular attractions throughout the region. In the winter, skiers enjoy the slopes in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. In warmer months, county residents enjoy popular beach resorts in Virginia Beach, Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach. And don't forget the cultural opportunities available in Washington D.C. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art are all nearby.
West Springfield also offers easy access to Dulles Airport and other Washington-area airports. Of course, there is also plenty to do in West Springfield and Fairfax County. Fairfax County's recreational offerings include numerous parks, golf courses and bike trails. The Springfield Golf and Country Club includes an 18-hole championship golf course and year-round tennis and swimming pools. Nearby Lake Accotink park has 482 acres of open spaces and such amenities as a carousel, mini-golf, fishing, sports fields and boating. The county is also known for its great shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
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