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  • Community Characteristics: Influenced by Local Colleges, Stable Population / Very Low Residential Turnover

  • Population: 133,950

  • Income Per Capita: $41,688

  • Average Household Expenditure: $75,663


Fairfax is a thriving, independent city adjacent to Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Fairfax real estate owners take pride in the city’s 200+ year history; George Washington’s will is still filed at the Fairfax Courthouse and much of the city’s historic charm is evident in Old Town Fairfax. Other major attractions include the Chocolate Lover’s Festival, held annually around Valentine’s Day, and the Patriot Center, which plays host to professional sports events. And in 2005, the city underwent a substantial renaissance, adding a new library and over 100,000 square feet of mixed-use space. With all this and more to offer both visitors and Fairfax real estate owners, buying a home in this vibrant city is a smart investment.

Believe it or not, Fairfax real estate is actually not part of Fairfax County. However, the county administers the two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school owned by the city. Many families are attracted to Fairfax real estate, not only because of the city’s excellent primary schools but also because of George Mason University, which calls Fairfax real estate home and boasts more than 30,000 students as the state’s second largest university. Commuters also appreciate the short commute to Washington, D.C. from Fairfax real estate. 

Resource: Long & Foster


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