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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Fairfax is 3.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fairfax jobs have Increased by 0.32 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fairfax's cost of living is 58.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Fairfax's population is 24,013 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 22.38 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Fairfax is $506,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.78%.
    SCHOOLS
    Fairfax public schools spend $14,978 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Fairfax.

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  1/1/2015
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The Cost of living here is high. Though the standard of living is also high, unless you're making over 50,000/year, it's difficult to both live and build any sort of... (Read More)

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  5/1/2014
great place to live

Fairfax City has been named as a Great Small City in the past. It has a mix of the old & the new. The Civil war was fought in & around the city. George Mason Univ. has... (Read More)

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  12/5/2012
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Fairfax is a great place to live but the cost of living is... (Read More)

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