Originally founded as the Town of Providence in 1805, the City of Fairfax, Virginia has been identified by Forbes as one of the top 3 places to live in the United States. This 6 square mile suburb in Northern Virginia is a haven of rich history with an abundance of small town charm and all the amenities and opportunities of a developing urban community. Only 20 minutes from Washington D.C. and at the crossroads of Northern Virginia, Fairfax is an ideal place to buy a home. It has the perfect balance of residential, commercial, office and retail properties and is known for its hometown atmosphere despite being in the midst of a top-notch metropolitan area. Home to approximately 24,000 residents, Fairfax has a number of real estate options for interested buyers and investors alike and the list of amenities provided by this remarkable community is impressive.
Among the many amenities afforded to residents of Fairfax is the prestige of having received the coveted AAA bond rating for their financial strengths, receiving the gold medal for their impressive parks and recreation programs and placing 12th for the percentage of city occupations in the “creative class” among all jurisdictions nationally. Among the pride that comes from its many honors, residents can also relish the numerous cultural events hosted by the community, such as Fall for the Book, Spotlight on the Arts, and a mouth-watering two-day Chocolate Lovers Festival. These community events are in addition to the more traditional Independence Day celebration, October Fall Festival and the Holiday Craft Show, all of which entertain residents and attract thousands of visitors.
Though having multiple reasons for a deep sense of community pride, perhaps the greatest cause for residents to boast is the outstanding opportunities given to students in Fairfax. Fairfax High School placed among the top 250 out of more than 22,000 schools, earning it the US News and World Report’s Gold Award. Also within Fairfax is the renowned George Mason University which routinely affords the area with nationally recognized sports teams, Olympic athletes, and a plethora of musical and cultural events. You will love living in Fairfax and relishing its pedestrian-friendly downtown and the abundant opportunities for shopping and casual or fine dining it contains.
If you would like more information about purchasing a home in Fairfax, or have other real estate questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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