The city of Fairfax is located in Fairfax County,Virginia. Fairfax is about 20-25 minutes from Washington D.C. The area offers a hodgepodge of living and office space; including townhomes, apartments, houses, retail, office and commercial properties. The area is thriving and still has that small town charm.

Fairfax is listed on the Register of Historic Places with beautiful restored homes and currently has a population of  approximately 21,000. The city was settled by farmers in the 1700’s from Virginia’s Tidewater Region and was named after Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Fairfax of Cameron. King Charles awarded Mr. Fairfax millions of acres in Virginia. The city became independent in 1874.

The schools in Fairfax are ranked as some of the best in the country by U.S. News and World. Currently the schools consist of Fairfax High School, Lanier Middle School, Daniels Run Elementary School, Eagle View Elementary School, and Providence Elementary School.

Fairfax is also host to many annual events such as the Chocolate Lovers Festival, Spotlight on the Arts, Irish Festival, Holiday Craft Show, and much more.

Fairfax offers plenty of events, entertainment, shopping and beautiful living spaces for the entire family with many opportunities.

Homes for sale in Fairfax VA

Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.