Victorian architecture

typical Victorian home
Victorian style architecture

Victorian architecture dates from the second half of the 19th century, when America was exploring new approaches to building and design.

Victorian home
Example of a Victorian Home

Advancements in machine technology meant that Victorian-era builders could easily incorporate mass-produced ornamentation such as brackets, spindles, and patterned shingles. The last true Victorians were constructed in the early 1900s, but contemporary builders often borrow Victorian ideas, designing eclectic “neo-Victorians.” These homes combine modern materials with 19th century details, such as curved towers and spindled porches. A number of Victorian styles are recreated on the fanciful “Main Street” at Disney theme parks in Florida, California, and Europe.

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  • What is a “Regency”?

    Regency
    Although they borrow from the Georgian’s classic lines, Regency homes eschew ornamentation. They’re symmetrical, two or three stories, and usually built in brick. Typically, they feature an octagonal window over the front door, one chimney at the side of the house, double-hung windows, and a hip roof. They’ve been built in the United States since the…

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Nando’s Peri Peri at National Harbor

Nando’s Peri Peri is located at 191 American Way inside National Harbor. Nando’s sells Portuguese flame-grilled chicken at affordable prices. National Harbor is undergoing construction and several new shops and dining facilities are being created. Nando’s Peri Peri meals have optional sauces with different flavors.

Why are People Flocking to Fairfax County?

Did you know that this booming metropolitan county exceeds the total population of seven American states and is the most populous region among city areas in not only Virginia, but also Washington? In fact, Fairfax County is home to a whopping 13% of its state’s total population.

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Fairfax County districts

What is it about this Northern Virginian county that caused an estimate of 1,015,302 (as of the April 2008 consensus) to make this part of the country their dwelling place?

Formed in 1742 from the northern part of Prince William County, and named after Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, this county is bordered by Potomac River and friendly neighboring regions such as Arlington County, Alexandria, Falls Church, Loudoun County and Prince William County.

Studies conducted have shown that most of the adult citizens, who call Fairfax County their home, are four-year college degree holders and a good number of them have reached even higher educational attainment.

Research has also shown that, aside from being the first county in the US to achieve a median household income of six figures, Fairfax also has the second highest median household income (next to Loudoun County) among counties with 250,000 or more residents.

With those statistics in mind, potential residents can have some level of assurance that they are living among some of the best citizens the nation has to offer. It can also be a plus that they’ll be able to rub elbows with the county’s upper class society.

Fairfax County
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Aside from that, Fairfax offers people, who are considering the county as their abode, residential areas that will surely fit their unique tastes and preferences. Residential communities like Kingstowne and Burke can give the suburban comfort and security that citizens may be looking for. Meanwhile, areas like Vienna, Huntington or the inner Beltway bustle of Bailey’s Crossroads can offer the convenient accessibility and metropolitan flair required by those more accustomed to a fast-paced, urbanite lifestyle.

With all that Fairfax County has to offer, no wonder people are rushing in to make it their home!

Properties in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Virginia
Seal of Fairfax County Virginia
If you're shopping for a home in a particular school district, we have every home listed for sale in every school district in Fairfax County. Because Fairfax County such a large school system there's not enough space here to list all the schools but you'll find them in the links below.

Northern Virginia Colleges

Northern Virginia has many choices for those seeking higher learning.

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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- 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.
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