Fairfax Homes & Real Estate
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Fairfax Real Estate Market
The city of Fairfax, Virginia is home to about 24,000 residents. Located just a 30-minute drive from downtown Washington, DC, Fairfax is convenient to much of the Northern Virginia/DC area thanks to its proximity to I-66. It’s six miles from the Beltway and 25 minutes from Dulles International Airport. Fairfax is an independent city but is within Fairfax County and serves as the county seat. The city offers a variety of public transit options, including the DC Metro’s Orange Line, CUE Bus, Metrobus, and Virginia Railway Express access. The city encompasses about six square miles and uses zip codes 22030 through 22032.
Median home prices in Fairfax are in the low $500s, with an average price per square foot just under $300. About 70 percent of residents are homeowners, and the median rent asked is about $1,700 per month. Active inventory is down about 13 percent from last year, while the median sale price is slightly higher year-over-year. Residential real estate spends an average of 34 days on the market in Fairfax.
Detached homes make up a little over half of the active market, with prices starting in the low $400s. An average-priced home typically has four bedrooms, two baths, and around 2,000 square feet of living space. At the high end of the market are homes priced from $1 to $2 million, which feature five to nine bedrooms and up to 12,000 square feet of living space. Historic properties, from midcentury ranch homes to turn-of-the century farmhouses, occasionally appear on the market as well.
Prospective home buyers will find that new construction is plentiful in the ever-growing Fairfax community. Condos and townhomes are being built in neighborhoods like Discovery Square and Crest of Alexandria, while single-family new construction homes for sale are available in subdivisions such as Liberty, Vinehaven, and Herndon Court. Prolific builders in Fairfax include Evergreene Homes, Christopher Companies, and K. Hovnanian Homes.
Condos and townhomes are priced from the upper $100s for one-bed, one-bath units. Luxury townhomes with four bedrooms and more than 2,600 square feet of living space are available from the upper $800s in communities such as Metro Row.
Fairfax Community Amenities
Fairfax is widely recognized as an excellent city for business. In 2009, it came in at number three on the Forbes list, “Top 25 Places to Live Well.” The largest employers for Fairfax County are Inova Health System, Booz Allen Hamilton, Freddie Mac, and General Dynamics. Major employers within Fairfax city limits include G4S Secure Solutions, Ted Britt Ford, and Zeta Associates. The median household income is $101,000, which helps offset the cost of living that’s about 50 percent higher than the national average.
The city offers plentiful green space and recreational areas, maintaining more than 220 acres of parkland and open space. Some of the largest municipal parks in Fairfax include Daniels Run at nearly 50 acres, Stafford Drive at 24 acres, and Providence Park at 20 acres. It’s a 20-minute drive to Manassas National Battlefield Park. Other points of interest in and around Fairfax include the Army Navy Country Club, the NRA National Firearms Museum, and several public art displays and galleries.
Fairfax County is home to a plethora of major shopping centers, including Fairfax Corner, Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax Square, Tysons Corner Center, and Tysons Galleria. There are well over 2,000 restaurants and bars in Fairfax City/County as well.
Fairfax Neighborhood Highlights
- Great for small businesses
- Excellent public schools
- Home to several Fortune 500 companies
- More than 220 acres of public parkland
- Affordable housing compared to surrounding metro area
Fairfax School Information
Fairfax has highly-ranked public schools, operated by the county, which are often featured by US News and World Report as some of the best in the nation. More than a dozen of the county’s public schools receive a perfect 10 of 10 score from the school ranking website GreatSchools.org. The public schools within the city of Fairfax include Daniels Run and Providence elementary schools, Lanier Middle School, Fairfax High School, and Fairfax Academy. In addition, there are several private and parochial schools serving the community, including Trinity Christian School and the New School of Northern Virginia.
Fairfax offers excellent higher education institutions as well. George Mason University, the largest in the state, is located in the county just outside of city limits. The school is a public research university with strong programs in economics, computer science, and business, among others. There is also a campus of the Northern Virginia Community College system four miles from downtown Fairfax.
Housing in the city of Fairfax is generally more affordable than in the DC/Bethesda area, Tysons Corner, and Alexandria, while offering convenient proximity to the city’s amenities. With numerous major employers, highly-rated public schools, and plenty of cultural attractions, Fairfax is an ideal community for those looking to buy a home in the Northern Virginia metro area.
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