Sometimes it is hard to imagine how far an area has come when you know the long term history. For some of the original buyers in Springfield, Virginia it may be hard to believe that the new homes being built just off the Fairfax County Parkway are selling for well over $1 million dollars.
This week I had prospective buyers checking out Belmead at South Run Crossing a new luxury home development by Van Metre homes in Springfield Virginia. The homes are grand and as can be expected with Van Metre the standard features are what you would expect for homes at this price point. Granite kitchen counters, luxury master suites, hardwood floors, fireplaces, brick and much more. The wine cellar is optional!
Within walking distance of the huge South Run Recreation Center, easy access to Burke Lake Park, the Huntsman Shopping Center across the parkway and within 15 minutes of the Springfield metro, the neighborhood has a lot going for it. The 95 homes have been on the planning books with Fairfax County for a long time. When the trees came down at the corner of Huntsman Blvd and the Parkway last year it was sad but the development is planting mature trees to help bring the green back to the area for new homeowners.
With this new development, Springfield has 12 homes in the MLS for over $1 Million. Last year there were 12 sales of properties over $1 Million. So for the old timers who moved to Springfield when the house prices were as low as $16,500 for a Virginia Rambler the changes are mind boggling.