Farrcroft Community - Fairfax, VA Real Estate, Farrcroft Community Area and Community Information
Farrcroft is a planned community in charming Old Town, in Fairfax, Virginia. Residents enjoy being within walking distance of a variety of fine dining spots, shopping, parks, performance venues, and the Fairfax Regional Library in Old Town. George Mason University, Old Town Hall, and plays and concerts staged at the Patriot Center
. a comfortable walk.
Farrcroft is located in the historic Old Town section of the City of Fairfax. Farrcroft homes are set upon land first settled in the 1700s, when both George Washington and George Mason lived in the Fairfax area. A five-million acre land grant was provided to Lord Fairfax, who brought farmers inland from the Tidewater region in search of fresh and fertile ground. During the 1800s, the Farr family acquired a large tract in the City of Fairfax and built their family home. In the early 1900s, a second house (now known as the Farr House) was built on the estate. During the 1990s, the Farr estate was subdivided to allow the development of Farrcroft on property including the Farr House, which has been updated to become the Farrcroft Community Center. The original family home is still maintained by the Farr family on the remainder of the old estate, adjacent to Farrcroft. Residents of Farrcroft share a distinguished heritage and access to a property designated as a National Historic Site.
Parks and Recreation
Parks and ponds are sprinkled liberally throughout the community. Farrcroft amenities include a full-sized swimming pool, tot lots, walking paths, and a park and pavilion set amidst a wooded landscape. Within the City of Fairfax, there are over two dozen parks
occupying over 200 acres of land. The largest of these, the 48-acre Daniels Run Park (adjacent to Farrcroft), offers even more trails for hikers and bikers. Van Dyke Park, with playground and tennis courts, is directly across the street from Farrcroft and part of the Stacy Sherwood Community Center complex.
Attractions and Activities
Residents who appreciate history will want to explore the nearby Blenheim Estate
. In the springtime, every two years, the War Between the States comes alive during a Civil War encampment. The unmistakeable smell of gunpowder fills the air during the firing demonstrations. Volunteers dressed in period uniforms excite onlookers with a precision muster drill.
Across Main Street from Farrcroft is the Fairfax Museum & Visitors Center
which features artifacts, documents, and frequently changing displays and demonstrations focused on the history and changing culture of the City of Fairfax.
Every February, Old Town Fairfax hosts the Chocolate Lovers Festival
, and it is attended by many who have invested in Farrcroft community VA real estate. Mouth-watering chocolate treats await every attendee. Stand in amazement as you study the intricate work of the sculptors who have entered the chocolate sculpture contest.
Spotlight on the Arts
was founded in 1985 as a collaboration between the City of Fairfax and
George Mason University. The annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival
aims to enhance awareness of the many arts and cultural
opportunities in the City and encourages expansion of the arts through
support for fledgling arts organizations in the community. Spotlight offers six different scholarships to high
school seniors to study arts at Mason and Northern Virginia Community
The City of Fairfax Government sponsors or supports a wide range of events, activities and organizations to create an exciting and vibrant life-style. These include Christmas, New Years Eve, and 4th of July, and October Fest celebrations; the Fairfax Band, Chorus, and Symphony Orchestra; and sporting and cultural events during every season.
Property in Farrcroft
All Farrcroft lots have been sold and built-out. Resale properties in Farrcroft, however, are readily available due to the flexible Washington D.C. labor market. The ideal location offers easy access to the Washington Beltway, I-66, and routes to the western suburbs and countryside. Other amenities include spacious living quarters, elegant interior appointments, gourmet kitchens, private patios, and private streets. Farrcroft homes offer a quiet haven and good value to residents.
A prospective Farrcroft home buyer or seller will benefit from an experienced Farrcroft realtor. With over 25 years experience in City of Fairfax real estate and 15 years as a Farrcroft resident, Judi LaMorte offers a wealth of intimate knowledge about the City of Fairfax and the history, construction, governance of homes in the Farrcroft community. Judi will be pleased to share her knowledge with you and (whether you are buying or selling) to serve as your agent.
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