Fairfax, Virginia 

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Population

23,580

+6.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.3%

Median Income

$100,584

Median Home Price

$538,400

Best Places to Live in Fairfax, Virginia

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Fairfax, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

Local Listings in Fairfax
 $849,900 
2916 Cedar Ln
Bed 7 | Bath 3 | 5581 SqFt
 $499,900 
15205 Philip Lee Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1781 SqFt
 $665,000 
9921 Farr Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1408 SqFt

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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QUICK FACTS

City: Fairfax
Zip Codes: 22030
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fairfax is 2.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fairfax jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fairfax's cost of living is 69.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fairfax's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Fairfax, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Fairfax city county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fairfax's population is 23,580 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fairfax is $538,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.1%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Fairfax

It's a good time to buy in Fairfax. Home Appreciation is up 3.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Fairfax Real Estate

The median home price in Fairfax is $538,400. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Fairfax   27 Reviews
Poor Quality Housing; Nightmarish Highway System - 11/14/2017
Living in Fairfax, or any of the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC, means dealing with highways that are a Gordian knot of converging lanes and overpasses, making long... Read More

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High - 1/1/2015
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

great place to live - 5/1/2014
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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NEW LISTINGS IN FAIRFAX
$849,900
2916 Cedar Ln
Bed 7 | Bath 3

$499,900
15205 Philip Lee Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$665,000
9921 Farr Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$370,000
10920 Oakwood Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$650,000
5512 Yellow Rail Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$675,000
5105 Summit Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$664,990
5503 Hampton Forest Way
Bed 4 | Bath 5

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