Founded in 1847 near the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Dangerfield Station, today Springfield, VA is one of the most populated areas of the Washington Metro Area with over 100,000 residents. Located just off Rt. 95 and the Capital Beltway, Springfield is metro accessible via the Franconia-Springfield station on the Blue Line. The nearby Lake Accotink Park includes 55 acres of lake, wetlands and streams. Depending on the season, there is canoe, rowboat, pedal boating, fishing, tour boat rides, 9-hole golf course, picnic areas and hiking/biking trails. The Springfield Art Guild offers educational arts and crafts programs for adult and young learners. Full of delicious food options, Springfield is home to the Swiss Bakery, which specializes in Swiss and German products. Mike’s American Grill, a “classic American steakhouse” is the birthplace of the famous Ozzie Roll. For shopping, the Springfield Town Center (formerly Springfield Mall) was redeveloped in 2014.