Fairfax, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

The City of Fairfax is located in Fairfax County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 2014 population is estimated to be 24,490 residents. Fairfax is also in the 22030, 22031, 22032, 22033, 22037 and 22038 zip codes. The city is 16 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Fairfax is served by public transportation in and out of and around the city and is an ideal location for residents who are employed in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Education

The public schools belong to the city, but are governed by the Fairfax County Public Schools and are the largest school system in the state. The district educates children from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12. News and World Report often rank the Fairfax County schools among the best in the United States. Of all the schools in the district, there are three elementary, one middle and one high school located right in Fairfax. The district also operates special education centers and interagency alternative schools. The city spends more money per student than the national average and the student to teacher ratio is 11 to 1.

There are more than 10 colleges located in the vicinity of Fairfax and include Coppin State College, George Mason University, Howard University, Loyola (MD) College, Virginia International University and Northern Virginia Community College. The colleges and universities offer a variety of specialized classes as well as a variety of two and four year undergraduate degrees. Some of the schools offer several graduate degrees.

The educational opportunities available in Fairfax and surrounding area are attractive for families with school age children and higher education aspirations.

Real Estate

Residents will find a variety of real estate for sale including single and multi-family homes, condominiums and town houses and undeveloped residential properties. Prices vary from moderate to expensive and available real estate is a mix of existing homes and new construction. Available homes are located in well kept, upscale neighborhoods.

In the last 35 years, Fairfax has made a concerted effort to encourage significant residential rehabilitation. Measures meant to protect and preserve were put in place to improve the quality of life in the older neighborhoods, appearance standards and traffic calming solutions to reduce neighborhood cu through traffic. Along with aggressive building code enforcement the city has become very desirable for families, as well as individuals wanting to establish themselves.

Through several neighborhood and civic organizations, neighborhoods have been strengthened by providing the necessary guidance to preserve the character of the neighborhoods.

Parks and Recreation

The city and surrounding county is committed to providing recreational facilities and programs for the health and enjoyment of the public. Residents will find a variety of facilities and active and passive recreation that include parks, community and senior centers, teen centers, golf courses, ice rink and campgrounds. Amenities include playgrounds, sports fields and courts, picnic and barbeque areas and nature and historic sites. The department also offers seasonal programs and instructional classes for the family, as well as sports programs and lessons.

Attractions, Activities and Events

When searching for a new home, it is important to consider the things to do and events in the area. The vibrancy of the area can be gauged by the things to do and events found in the area. Residents will find a variety of things to do and annual events in the city and the surrounding area. Some of the things to do include historic tours, museum visits, movies, Children’s Science Lab, theater and performing arts, spas, botanical gardens and family fun centers. Residents will also enjoy the proximity to Washington, D.C. and the attractions the Nation’s Capital has to offer.

The city offers a robust collection of popular events that include the Chocolate Lover’s Festival, Fairfax Civil War Day and Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. There are also holiday and seasonal celebrations, along with Farmer’s Markets and cultural and charitable events.

Contact a Realtor

For those interested in real estate in Fairfax should contact Judi LaMorte, realtor, at 703 517-8682. Ms. LaMorte has the experience to help perspective residents find just the right home. She also works with home buyers and guides them through the home buying process.
Judi LaMorte
Judi LaMorte
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