Springvale is a small, bombed out town in the Capital Wasteland, located 3-4 miles northwest of Arlington, VA. It is the first town the Lone Wanderer (should) discover, just down the road from Vault 101, and is hard to miss. Judging by its appearance, one can assume before the war it was a significant suburban area, cozy but big enough, and just far away enough from the hustle and bustle of D.C. It's a fairly deserted area, infested with giant ants (but not Springvale, itself). Several Enclave propaganda bots also fly around.