Welcome to Fairfax
If you enjoy living in a peaceful community with all the amenities of a cosmopolitan Washington DC just a short drive away, Fairfax, Virginia is the perfect city for you. In 2009, Fairfax was voted third of Top 25 Places to Live Well by Forbes Magazine. With a public school system that is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, high employment rates, leading-edge healthcare facilities, low crime rates, and gorgeous green spaces, it is highly rated by residents as well.
A variety of real estate options can be found in Fairfax whether you are looking for landscaped suburban lots on lush tree-lined streets or contemporary living close to the heart of the city. From single-family detached dwellings to modern condominiums, townhomes to large luxury estates, you will find whatever your lifestyle and budget dictate. Only 17 miles from Washington DC, featuring National Historical Sites from its rich Civil War history, a plethora of recreational and cultural activities, a pedestrian-friendly downtown, great weather, and a host of shopping and dining options, you wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
Fairfax, Virginia offers a plethora of activities to keep residents happy, healthy and entertained. From 220 acres of parkland, nature reserves, and 28 miles of scenic trails, to a variety of musical, arts, historical, and family-friendly annual events hosted by community associations. Summer Nights in the City from June to September features live music and shows for the family every Thursday and Friday evening. For over 30 years, the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts festival in April offers three weeks of art exhibitions, musical, dance, and theater performances, which raises funds for local art students to study at the acclaimed George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public university located in Fairfax. Residents will also enjoy many events, festivals, and concerts centered around the Old Town Square as well as its beautiful modern and heritage landmarks, water cascade, pergola, and even a splash pad for the kids.
From outdoor shopping districts to upscale shopping malls and the walkable downtown, Fairfax residents enjoy a multitude of venues to shop until they drop. Old Town Plaza features a central plaza with a fountain, free concerts in June to September and a variety of shops and al fresco dining options. Anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, and Lord & Taylor, Fair Oaks Mall contains more than 200 brand-name stores, specialty boutiques, eateries, spa and beauty services, and many others. Fairfax Corner is a mixed-use center with main street style shopping featuring local and national retailers, a state-of-the-art movie theater, excellent dining choices, and events and entertainment for all ages.
You can find a list of restaurants in Fairfax, Virginia here and if you want to know a few of the local favorites, keep reading. When you are ready for something different from national-chain restaurants, 21 Great American Bistro offers amazing food, fabulous service, and a varied menu where every selection is as delicious as the next. With a classically trained pastry chef on staff, you will be glad you saved room for dessert. For delicious Thai cuisine with Food Network like presentation, Sisters Thai is the spot and the delightful atmosphere is a perfect match to the tasty dishes. Literally a hidden gem, Caribbean Corner presents the delectable spice medley of authentic Jamaican jerk and other island specialties. However, plan on ordering take-out as there is very little seating room. Coffee aficionados must try De Clieu Coffee and Sandwich. Freshly prepared all-day breakfast sandwiches, delicate and decadent pastries, and a wide selection of coffee and espresso – you may never go back to Starbucks.