Back in 1957 when I was born, we lived in North Springfield. One of my 1st memories was sitting with my mom on a hill watching the Beltway (495) being build in 1961 and 1962. Originally a "bedroom" community for soldiers coming back from WWII and Korea, Springfield is now the southern Hub of the Washingtom Metro Area. The "mixing bowl" handles more traffic than any other crossroad in the country! The Beltway and 95/395 all come together to make this one of the busiest traffic areas in Washington. We have fantastic shopping and amentities.
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