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A famous university town close to Washington, D.C.

Fairfax, Virginia is a small city in the suburbs of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that is most famously home to George Mason University, a public research university that opened in 1957. Fairfax has a historic, walkable downtown near the university that is full of stores, restaurants, and a central plaza that hosts free concerts during the summer months around its beautiful fountain. Easy access to both Arlington and Washington, D.C. makes it a popular place to live for those looking to balance employment opportunities and access to entertainment.

Fairfax is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in Virginia, though it is also one of the most expensive as well. Living in Fairfax offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fairfax there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Fairfax are ranked above average and the city has been growing consistently. Fairfax and the broader Fairfax County has an excellent balance of cultural events, museums, monuments, and outdoor activities for the residents here. Fairfax is very family friendly as well. Combined with the low unemployment and wide variety of jobs, Fairfax is a very compelling place to live.

Homes for Sale in Fairfax are wide ranging from multi-million dollar mansions to single family homes and condos. Fairfax also has a large number of apartments and rental opportunities for those looking to live in the area but not necessarily purchase.

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Fairfax Schools and Demographics


Education near Fairfax, VA

City County
College Degree - 2 year 5 5
College Degree - 4 year 36 31

Demographics near Fairfax, VA 22033

Zip Code City
Population 32,098 1,134,582
Population Density 6,419 2,902
Median Age 37.8 40.6
People per Household 2.2 2.7
Median Household Income 109,538 122,466
Average Income per Capita 58,238 56,438

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