Fairfax, California 

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+3.7% since 2020

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9.7 / 7.1

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Best Places to Live in Fairfax, California

Living in Fairfax, CA is a wonderful experience. The town boasts a thriving local community with plenty of opportunities for socialization, recreation, and entertainment. The downtown area has a quaint atmosphere with numerous shops, eateries, and art galleries. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and camping are popular activities due to the area's plentiful access to parks and nature areas. The city also offers excellent public transportation which makes it easy to get around the area for work or leisure. Overall, Fairfax is an ideal place to live that provides its residents with a unique combination of small-town charm and metropolitan convenience. Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
Zip Codes: 94930
Cost of Living: 106.1% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

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Fairfax, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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Soft economy
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What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


The unemployment rate in Fairfax is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fairfax jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Fairfax's cost of living is 106.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fairfax's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Fairfax, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Marin county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 82.3% to 15.8%. More Voting Stats

Fairfax's population is 7,605 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 32.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Fairfax is Real Estate: $1,097,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.4%.

Fairfax public schools spend $15,773 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.4 students per teacher in Fairfax. More Education

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Housing Market in Fairfax

It's a good time to buy in Fairfax. Home Appreciation is up 6.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fairfax is $1,097,600.
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Reviews for Fairfax   3 Reviews
Crowds, corruption & chaos in a pretty place - 6/17/2019
I grew up in Fairfax and environs in the '60s & '70s, lived here off & on for another few decades and have now lived here 10 years solid. It is still stunningly... Read More

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Fairfax, Ca - 10/30/2010
I've been a resident of Fairfax for 20 years, but I've had a foothold here since 1962 because of family ties. It offers unbelievable variety, lying less than an hour... Read More

quality of life - 12/14/2008
living in Fairfax is like moving back to the 1960s. The town is full of unconventional folks, the type we used to call "hipies". While there are advantages t this,... Read More

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