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Senior Citizens Activities in Springfield, Virginia

Updated on September 15, 2010

 Springfield, Virginia, is situated within Fairfax County and is a residential suburb of Washington D.C. Travelling within Springfield is made easy with its public transport facilities, which includes a D.C. Metro system link and public buses. Senior citizens visiting Springfield can find historical monuments, parks, shops and restaurants, as well as several fun and relaxing activities to experience and enjoy.

Historical Sites

The first Springfield Station was built after 1851 on a farm owned by Henry Daingerfield, set beside the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Today, senior visitors can find the Springfield Station Marker commemorating this famous Springfield landmark on Hechinger Drive. This site is also remembered for a Civil War conflict on October 3, 1861 and a Confederate raid on August 3, 1863.

Parks

Several public parks are located within Springfield where individuals can relax, read a book, exercise or just simply experience the tranquil views. These parks include the Wakefield State Park, Burke Lake Park, Lake Accotink Park, Hidden Pond Park, Franconia Park, Edsall Park, Brookfield Park, South Run Park and Hooes Park.

Expert Insight

Activities for seniors in Springfield can include a day at the Springfield Golf & Country Club located at 8301 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152, a day of self pampering and relaxation at Monique's Boutique and Day Spa, experiencing an evening at the JAXX Concert Hall & Nightclub or artistic activities at the Springfield Art Guild.

Information

The time zone for Springfield is the Eastern Standard zone. Elevated at about 246 feet and has a population of 30417. Springfield is aproximately a 3 hour and 25 minute drive from Virginia Beach and just over 15 kilometers away from The Pentagon Building. Springfield is the home of several venues and annual events such as the Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club Meeting, West Springfield Rotary Club Meeting, various Bible Classes, weekly Bingo and Church Mass. Nearby towns are Annandale, Burke, Newington, Fairfax Station, Fort Belvoir, Merrifield, Lorton, Falls Church, Mount Vernon, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Occoquan, Vienna, Alexandria, Arlington, Lake Ridge, Clifton, Oakton, Ft Myer, McLean, Greenway, West McLean and Woodbridge.

Misconceptions

Homer Simpson and his family from the television series "The Simpsons" do not live in Springfield, Virginia.

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