One of the best communities to call home in all of Northern Virginia is Fairfax.
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Overview for Fairfax, VA

23,980 people live in Fairfax, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $57,091. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Fairfax

Small-town living with access to big-city amenities.
One of the best communities to call home in all of Northern Virginia is Fairfax. This popular community is home to some of the best schools, most fantastic restaurants, and most exciting entertainment venues in the state. The unique geography of Fairfax allows residents to shop for homes that are on secluded hilltops or right in the heart of the city. There is also a nice mix of historic homes and modern residences. Because Fairfax County is home to many lakes, real estate buyers within the city of Fairfax itself can also look forward to purchasing beautiful lakeside properties as well.
The welcoming atmosphere in Fairfax has led to continued growth over the years. As you drive through the neatly manicured neighborhoods, you’ll find many newly built homes featuring expansive yards and ample privacy.  

What to Love

  • Small-town feel 
  • Access to big-city amenities
  • Great schools 
  • Newly built homes on large lots

Local Lifestyle 

Fairfax has a nice mixture of residents who call the community home. Fairfax has some of the best schools in all of Northern Virginia, attracting families who are looking to set down roots. Fairfax is roughly an hour outside of our nation's capital, which attracts young professionals who work in Washington, D.C. but want to live in a quiet community. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The options are endless when it comes to dining, shopping, and enjoying life in Fairfax. Popular destinations for residents wanting a romantic evening out include Bellissimo Restaurant, The Capital Grille, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. One of the best aspects of dining out in Fairfax is the abundance of choice. Foodies can enjoy the representation of cuisine from all corners of the globe. 
Fairfax Corner is home to a number of establishments. A movie theater, excellent restaurants, and premier shopping destinations make Fairfax Corner a great destination for families, couples, and friends wanting to enjoy a nice evening out. During the warmer months, Fairfax Corner comes alive with music and other festivities. 
For more retail options, nearby Fair Oaks Mall is home to a number of popular retailers, including high-end brands. This peaceful mall offers a nice ambiance reflecting the community of Fairfax. 

Things to Do

No matter the time of year, there is always something to do in Fairfax. One event locals look forward to each week is the farmers’ market. Because Fairfax is nestled right along other popular communities, there are several farmers' markets for residents to choose from. Fresh Farm Mosaic Market, Burke Farmers Market, and Fairfax Saturday and Sunday Farmer’s Market are popular destinations residents enjoy. With each market, shoppers can experience farm-fresh produce, artisan crafts, and so much more. 
Fairfax is a close-knit community, and there are a number of annual events and festivals that highlight this. The Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival is one of the most popular events attracting residents throughout the county. Throughout the summer months, residents enjoy the community's Movies Under the Moon event. Every Friday, the town puts on a movie night where locals can come out with their friends and family and enjoy a film at Van Dyck Park.
The community's Fishing Derby is another fun event that outdoor enthusiasts look forward to each year. For a little more competition, residents can enroll in the community's fitness challenge. This special event pits Fairfax against other nearby localities to see which community is the “Most Fit Town.” 

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