Welcome to Fairfax
A Safe Family-Friendly Neighborhood with Easy Access to the City
Fairfax County, Virginia, which surrounds the enclave of Fairfax City, is just 17 miles from downtown Washington D.C. and features easy access to extensive public transportation that extends throughout the region. Beautiful suburbs and quiet neighborhoods blend in perfectly with charming historic areas and modern metro centers. A massive hub for government, tech, shopping, business, and education, Fairfax is a central core of Northern Virginia and its myriad offerings.
Fairfax offers a hugely diverse population, many of which attend the local George Mason University or Northern Virginia Community College. GMU is renowned for its schools of law, economics, creative writing, computer science, business, and design. The 33,917Recent improvements to the metro system have made it easier than ever to get around Fairfax and DC.
Laden with history, Fairfax is home to over half a dozen historical sites listed on the National Register of Historic places, including old courthouses, schools, jails, homes, and a diner. Fairfax’s many neighborhoods and diverse communities host a great number of regular events, including Spotlight on the Arts, the Chocolate Lovers Festival, the Irish Festival, the Fall Festival, the Holiday Craft Show, and many more.
$92,604 Median Household Income
60% College Educated
WHAT TO EXPECT
College town, old town, downtown, and more
Tightly connected, quiet neighborhoods
Lots of natural spaces, parks, and the W&OD trail
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
A light rush hour
Monotonous lifestyles or boring communities
#1 School System in the U.S.
#1 Healthiest County in Virginia
#1 Best County for Outdoor Activities in Virginia
$559,000 Median Home Value
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The perfect intersection of suburb, metro, and rural
Sustainable access to public transportation
Parks, trails, and nature galore