Welcome to Your Fairfax, VA Real Estate Guide
Life in Fairfax, VA
Fairfax, VA was formed in the early 1800s as the Town of Providence and is located in the center of Fairfax County. It was originally a large farm town mostly populated by farmers who resettled in the area after leaving Virginia’s Tidewater region. With a rich history going all the way back to the Civil War, the town was renamed “Town of Fairfax” in 1874. It wasn’t until 1961 that Fairfax was incorporated as its own city, separate from the county.
Fairfax is now a thriving hub of quaint residential communities, commercial areas, and schools. George Mason University, the largest public research university in the state, is located downtown, along with a government center. Fairfax offers residents educational and economic facilities as well as a broad range of arts and culture that include annual celebrations, festivals, and performances.
Schools in Fairfax
Fairfax, VA is served by the Fairfax County Public school system which is the largest public school system in Virginia and is home to 18 public elementary schools, 3 public middle schools, 3 public high schools, and 10 private schools.
Public Elementary Schools in Fairfax, VA:
- Bonnie Brae Elementary School
- Daniels Run Elementary School
- Eagle View Elementary School
- Fairfax Villa Elementary School
- Fairhill Elementary School
- Greenbriar East Elementary School
- Greenbriar West Elementary School
- Laurel Ridge Elementary School
- Lees Corner Elementary School
- Little Run Elementary School
- Mantua Elementary School
- Mosby Woods Elementary School
- Navy Elementary School
- Oak View Elementary School
- Olde Creek Elementary School
- Providence Elementary School
- Wakefield Forest Elementary School
- Willow Springs Elementary School
Public Middle Schools in Fairfax, VA:
Public High Schools in Fairfax, VA:
Private Schools in Fairfax, VA:
- Gesher Jewish Day School
- Merritt Academy
- Northern Virginia Christian Academy
- Palm Tree School
- Paul Vi Catholic High School
- St. Leo the Great School
- The Kellar School
- The New School Of Northern Virginia
- Trinity Christian School
- Way of Faith Christian Academy
Things To Do in Fairfax
Residents of Fairfax, VA have no problem finding activities to keep them happy and healthy. There are 220 acres of parks and nature reserves, along with 28 miles of trails to walk, hike or jog. In terms of entertainment, the community associations in Fairfax put on a variety of family-friendly events every year with musical performances, arts, and crafts as well as historical celebrations.
There are also a lot of festivals, concerts and special events that take place at the Old Town Square. The city’s beautiful contemporary and historical landmarks are enjoyed as well. Families can enjoy the pergola, water cascade and kids even have a splash pad. Fairfax also has wonderful shopping areas, from large outdoor shopping centers to upscale indoor malls. Downtown Fairfax is totally walkable, so you can just walk from one store to the next. Living here, it’s literally impossible to suffer from boredom.
- Children's Science Center Lab
- Fair Oaks Mall
- Fairfax Corner
- Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
- Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
- Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center
Restaurants and Breweries:
- 21 Great American Bistro
- Bakery Bread & Grill
- Bebop Korean-Mexican Grill
- Bollywood Bistro
- De Clieu Coffee & Sandwich
- Dolce Vita Wine Bar
- High Side
- Sisters Thai
- Sushi Prince
- Yu Noodles
Parks and Trails:
- Daniels Run Park
- Draper Drive Park
- Kutner Park
- Providence Park
- Ratcliffe Park
- Stafford Drive Park
- Van Dyck Park
Fairfax, VA Homes for Sale
If you are looking for a quiet residential neighborhood near everything Washington DC offers, Fairfax might be perfect because it’s so close by. If you have a growing family, it’s nice to know that Fairfax public schools are consistently ranked among the best in the country. Fairfax is also known for plenty of lush green spaces, low crime rates, high unemployment, and top-notch medical/health facilities.
In terms of real estate, Fairfax offers a variety of options from single-family homes to contemporary condos and townhouses to massive luxury estates. Whether you prefer a beautifully landscaped property on a tree-lined street or a condominium located near downtown, you can find it in Fairfax. If you are ready to buy a home in Fairfax, contact the Spear Realty Group!
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