Fort Belvoir, VA Local Information
Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County, VA, which has a population of over 1 million people. Neighboring communities within 20 minutes of base include Newington (13,000), Franconia (18,000), Springfield (30,500), Alexandria (147,000), Burke (57,800), Lorton (18,600), and Annandale (41,000). Further out, about 30 minutes away, are Falls Church (12,300), and Arlington County (221,000).
Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Belvoir area ranges from $1,220 to $1,750 per month, with a median of about $1,480 per month, depending on the community. Newington's average rent is about $1,745 while Springfield and Alexandria are about $1,300.
Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Fairfax County is about $500,000, compared to $249,000 for Virginia.
Short Description of the Area: Fairfax County is the most populous county in the state of Virginia. It makes up most of the Virginia portion of the Washington Metro Area along with Arlington County and the 3 independent cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church. Fort Belvoir is located about 35 minutes south of Washington, D.C.
Climate and Weather: The summers in the Belvoir area are usually very hot and humid, with high temperatures from May to September ranging from 75-87 degrees Fahrenheit on average. Low temperatures are about 32-46 degrees from November to March, with January and December often seeing temps in the 20s. The average humidity is 78%, just slightly higher than averages for Virginia and the U.S. Annual precipitation is 41.34 inches, with 18 inches of snow. Tornadoes are fairly common here and much more common than in other parts of the state.