Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax VA Real Estate, Fairfax area and Community Information


Fairfax, Virginia is a prosperous, vibrant community that is home to about 23,000 citizens. It is an affluent community with a strong entrepreneurial presence; a part of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Forbes magazine ranked Fairfax third on a list of the top places to live well in the United States. The George Mason University campus is in Fairfax.

History

King Charles of England awarded approximately five million areas of land in this area to Thomas Fairfax, the 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. In the early 1700s, farmers migrating inland from Virginia's Tidewater area settled here. In 1805, the community was initially established as the Town of Providence. The Town of Fairfax was created in 1874. The town's growth as a suburb of the nation's capital was spurred by the establishment of a trolley line in 1904. Fairfax became a fully independent city in 1961.

Parks and Recreation

Fairfax is the home of Penderbrook Golf Club, a scenic 18-hole championship golf course. The par-71 layout features some of the more highly regarded holes in the entire metro area. Fully grown trees scattered over rolling terrain will penalize the errant shot. Anticipate a number of shots over the course's numerous water hazards.

Attractions and Activities

The Patriot Center hosts everything from Cirque de Soleil performances to basketball games. It is a more intimate venue with very good acoustics.

The Blenheim Estate was built just prior to the Civil War on a 367-acre farm just about one mile to the northeast of the courthouse. During the Civil War, it served as a refuge and camping ground for Union soldiers. Today, the grounds include an interpretive center that brings this important part of American history to life.

Events

Old Town Fairfax hosts an annual Chocolate Lovers Festival, held in February. The chocolate sculpture contest will make your mouth water even as you admire the artistic abilities of the entrants. Of course, numerous vendors offer a vast array of delectable chocolate creations.

The Blenheim Estate hosts a civil war encampment every other year in the spring. Visitors step back in time as they marvel at the precision of the muster drill and detect the scent of gunpowder in the air during the firing demonstrations.

If your interest gravitates toward historic Fairfax VA real estate, the community will inspire you. Meticulously restored 19th century Fairfax VA homes will be among the many homes for sale in Fairfax. If you are a prospective Fairfax home buyer who wants the amenities of newer homes for sale in Fairfax, a capable Fairfax realtor will have options to show you. Some of these well-appointed Fairfax properties will offer energy saving systems, all-brick construction, multi-car garages and custom landscaping. A young family seeking affordable Fairfax real estate will also find value-priced options. The real estate in Fairfax will include desirable country estates as well. Work with a knowledgeable Fairfax real estate agent to identify the best Fairfax homes for sale. With more than 25 years in Fairfax County real estate, Judi LaMorte will be pleased to share her experience and knowledge with you and serve as your agent. 

Judi LaMorte
Judi LaMorte
13135 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite 100 Fairfax VA 22033