If you are looking for a more suburban lifestyle, better bang for your buck and a slightly longer commute, Springfield VA may be the best neighborhood for your family. Springfield is west of Alexandria and is filled with charming neighborhoods and great public schools; school highlights include West Springfield High School's strong athletic program and a German immersion program at Orange Hunt Elementary School.
Top experiences: Hidden Pond Nature Center, Lake Accotink, Green Spring Gardens, Springfield Town Center for shopping and dining, and The Saint James for an indoor sport metropolis.
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Closest Military Bases: Fort Belvoir, The Pentagon, and Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall.