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Welcome to Fairfax

One of the most desirable neighborhoods in northern Virginia
Welcome to Fairfax, Virginia one of the most affluent and desirable neighborhoods in the United States. Located between Washington, D.C., and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fairfax is an idyllic place to live, work, and play.
Fairfax is rich in history, with a vibrant community and something to offer everyone. Founded in 1799, this historic city is home to George Mason University and the Fairfax County Courthouse, the oldest working courthouse in the United States.
The city of Fairfax is an architectural wonder, boasting a historic downtown, complete with old-fashioned buildings, beautiful Victorian homes, and modern structures like the Fairfax County Government Center. With its sprawling suburban neighborhoods and plenty of nearby parks and trails, Fairfax offers a unique mix of urban sophistication and rural living. It is no wonder why Fairfax is one of the most sought-after places to live in the entire country.
Fairfax itself boasts numerous communities, including the vibrant and sophisticated Mosiac, an urban, planned area known for its suburban-style feel. Residents can find a little bit of everything in this innovative Fairfax enclave, from classy boutiques to popular movie theaters, outdoor entertainment spaces, and restaurants. Located near Dunn Loring Metro, Mosaic’s central location puts locals close to major highways such as 495, 50, and 66. A wide range of Fairfax real estate offerings is available, such as townhomes, condominiums, and single-family homes located in quiet neighborhoods.

What to Love

  • Historic Victorian Fairfax, VA homes and real estate options
  • Tree-lined streets and a walkable downtown
  • Charming canals and lively marinas
  • Vibrant nightlife

Local Lifestyle - Living in Fairfax, VA

What makes Fairfax so unique is its friendly, close-knit community. Whether you’re at one of the city’s many farmers’ markets or enjoying a night out at one of the many local restaurants, you’ll be sure to feel right at home.
For those who love the outdoors, Fairfax is the perfect place to be. With its proximity to the mountains, river, and Chesapeake Bay, there’s never a shortage of things to do. From hiking to biking and fishing to kayaking, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature’s beauty.
Home to many museums, art galleries, and historical sites, there’s plenty to explore and discover in Fairfax. And for the avid shopper, Fairfax has it all from the upscale shops of Fairfax Corner to the little boutiques and bookstores of Old Town Fairfax, you’ll find just what you’re looking for. All in all, Fairfax is a fantastic place to live and thrive. With its rich history, beautiful architecture, friendly people, and great outdoors, Fairfax is genuinely a wonderful place to call home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Dining, shopping, and entertainment hotspots are easily found in Fairfax. Sunday brunch and weekday lunches are popular at Sisters Thai, a charming kitchen and coffeehouse decorated with bookshelves and at-home vibes in Mosiac. Pizza lovers appreciate Pupatella, a restaurant known to pay homage to well-established culinary traditions from Naples, Italy, through delicious flavor combinations and fresh ingredients.
Shoppers have access to a plethora of retail spaces and shops, such as Bloomie's by Bloomingdale's, South Moon Under, and LooLous. After a day of shopping, relax and rejuvenate at one of Fairfax’s salons and spas. Treat yourself to a new hairstyle at Madison Reed Color Bar.

Things to Do

Lovers of artistic expression will find plenty to enjoy in Fairfax. Indie cinema, art, and Hollywood films all find their home at Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs classical, jazz, and contemporary music throughout the year. Meanwhile, Fairfax Old Town Hall is home to the Fairfax Ballet, a professional company showcasing classic and modern works through dance. For a dose of history, visit the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, which boasts a large collection of interactive exhibits and artifacts from the city’s past. Mosaic itself hosts beloved events and traditions, including yoga on the green, a popular event among locals.
Join other community members every weekend at the Fairfax Saturday Farmers' Market, a bustling market where residents can meander through the stalls of local artisans, restaurants, farmers, and growers to purchase fresh produce, homemade goods, and more.


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Overview for Fairfax, VA

23,980 people live in Fairfax, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $57,091. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Fairfax, VA

Fairfax has 9,090 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fairfax do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,980 people call Fairfax home. The population density is 3,842.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

48.84 / 51.16%

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Around Fairfax, VA

There's plenty to do around Fairfax, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pookie's Bakeshop, Dolcemente Pastries, and Tecovas.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.07 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.99 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.17 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Fairfax, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Fairfax. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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7th - 8th
Providence Elementary
PreK - 6th
Leport Montessori Fairfax
PreK - K
No rating available
9th - 12th
Paul VI Catholic High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Leo The Great School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Daniels Run Elementary
PreK - 6th
The New School Of Northern Virginia
6th - 12th
No rating available
Truro Preschool & Kindergarten
PreK - K
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1st - 12th
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