Fairfax is a city located in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia. The city is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is approximately 16 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.

The city is named after Thomas Fairfax, who owned about five million acres of land in Northern Virginia during the 1700s. During the American Civil War, Fairfax was the site of the first land battle, known as the Battle of Fairfax Court House.

Today, Fairfax is an award-winning city that has plenty to offer, from world-class restaurants to sprawling shopping destinations, exciting cultural attractions to picturesque parks and trails, and so much more.

Homes for Sale in Fairfax, VA – Fairfax, VA Real Estate

Fairfax offers a wide selection of properties that can suit almost any type of lifestyle or budget. Homes in the area typically consist of condos, townhomes, row houses, and single-family homes.

Many of the properties are beautifully appointed, with spacious living areas and elegant features such as gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors, bathrooms with high-end fixtures, and well-designed master bedrooms with panoramic views.

What’s it like living in Fairfax


Families will be able to find an excellent selection of top-performing public schools in Fairfax, which include Daniels Run Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, Fairfax High School, and Mosby Woods Elementary School. The city is also home to the George Mason University, Virginia’s second largest university, with over 30,000 students.


Fairfax residents enjoy easy access to nearby rail stations such as Washington Metro’s Vienna station and Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak’s Burke Centre station. Fairfax also has its own bus network, the CUE Bus.

Special events

Visitors and residents of Fairfax look forward to many enjoyable city-wide events each year. Some of them most popular city events include the Chocolate Lovers Festival, Fairfax Civil War Day, Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, National Trails Day, the Independence Day Celebration Parade and Evening Show, and many more.

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