Fairfax, Virginia Real Estate and Community InformationThe 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.
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.
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
Attractions, Activities and Events
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.