Fairfax, Virginia 

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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 commutes in bumper-to-bumper traffic even more of a nightmare. Rte 66 into Washington, DC, is a parking lot during rush hour, and in both directions. If you buy a home near your place of employment, know that in a right-to-work (i.e. non-union) state, housing is often built by unskilled labor. Before you buy, check that the kitchen cabinets are level, the doorways square, the fireplace operable, etc. In a subdivision of large homes selling for (base price) $800,000 new in 2005, I saw roofs starting to be replaced after 3 years, windows replaced, flashing missing. When the driveway of my own house started sinking I had the macadam replaced and found no gravel bed under the original drive. Poor housing construction is a serious issue in Fairfax County and in all of Northern Virginia, even in expensive homes. That also 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 savings. 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 an award-winning basketball team, a great cultural arts program & a terrific law school. Fairfax is a short commute to Washington, DC & several military installations. The weather is usually moderate, but traffic is usually quite Read More

Fairfax, VA - 12/5/2012
Fairfax is a great place to live but the cost of living is Read More

Hot and Cold to extremes - 6/5/2012
it is hot and cold so be ready for extremes and great changes of Read More

Expensive Housing - 4/28/2012
Expensive housing, rentals and cost of living items make it a very expensive place to Read More

Cost of living - 3/5/2012
Fairfax is expensive. But there are jobs in the Read More

Traffic Makes the DC Metropolitan Area Unlivable - 11/6/2011
The DC Metropolitan area has some of the worst traffic in the country. If you're considering moving to this area, be sure to move as close to your workplace as possible. Road conditions are very bad; road construction (especially on major highways) is continual; road capacity is extremely lacking; mass transportation, while available in many areas during rush hours, is poorly run, expensive, unreliable and crumbling from lack of maintenance; and local governments' ability to respond to weather and other emergencies is non-existent. Non-rush hour traffic is also extremely heavy making the expression, "You can't get there from here," very Read More

Cost of Living High - 5/18/2010
Cost of living is high, but can be balanced with plenty of free things to do at many public parks, walking/jogging trails, bike trails. Trips to Washington, DC are Read More

Fairfax VA - 1/14/2010
The schools are ecellent here. The climate is wonderful with four seasons, Spring and Fall being my favorites. People are friendly and welcoming and there is always something to do, whatever your intrests may be. The only problem is the Read More

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