Fairfax County, Virginia Real Estate and Information

Fairfax County, Virginia Real Estate and Information

Driving through the sun-dappled forest highways and rolling green hills of Fairfax County, Virginia, one might find it hard to believe that it is only about 15 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. The county’s population, as of the 2010 United States census, was 1,081,726, which makes it the Commonwealth of Virginia’s most populous jurisdiction. According to a 2010 Washington Post article, Fairfax County’s six-figure median household income is second in the nation, deferring only to its next-door neighbor Loudoun County.

Much of Fairfax County’s population is due to its inclusion in the sprawling Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, which is home to nearly 9 million people.

Shopping and Dining

Notably distinctive shopping mixes together seamlessly with elegant, palate-pleasing fine dining at The Shops at Fairfax Square, an incredible, second-to-none retail and restaurant experience in Fairfax County. Just fifteen minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., Fairfax Square is one of the region’s most prestigious shopping and dining destinations.

Located across the street from The Shops at Fairfax Square is what many consider the epicenter of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area’s world-class shopping and dining offerings: Tysons Corner Shopping Center, the largest shopping mall in Virginia.

Here are some of the shops and eateries available to you at these two extraordinary shopping centers:

The Shops at Fairfax Square

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Chef Geoff’s

Tysons Corner Shopping Center

  • Macy’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Aerosoles
  • Eddie Bauer
  • GameStop
  • Neishai Thai Cuisine
  • Norton’s American Bar & Grille
  • La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Bar.
  • The Capitol Grille
  • Café Delux

Also, be sure to check out these local favorites the next time you are checking out Fairfax County real estate:

Parks and Recreation

The communities, municipalities and suburban cities that make up Fairfax County real estate offer a wealth of open, green areas, and county-managed parks and recreational facilities.

Fairfax County’s Park Authority oversees and maintains nine fitness and recreation centers throughout the county. They estimate that through these facilities, they help more than 1 million residents and visitors relax, play and stay fit each year. Among their offerings, you will find the best exercise equipment, top-notch swimming pools and aquatics centers, and a full slate of classes for the community.

Click on the links below to discover more of what Fairfax County has to offer in the way of parks and recreation:

Living

As you might expect in a county that is so close to our nation’s capital, many of the government’s individual departments have offices within the Fairfax County real estate area. In fact, the Central Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Counterterrorism Center and Office of the Director of National Intelligence all have their headquarters here.

If you happen to be looking for employment when you’re living in Fairfax County, you will have a number of employers from which to choose. According to the county’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, its top 10 employers were:

  1. Fairfax County Public Schools
  2. United States government
  3. Fairfax County
  4. Booz Allen Hamilton
  5. Inova Health System
  6. SAIC
  7. Freddie Mac
  8. Northrop Grumman
  9. George Mason University
  10. Lockheed Martin

Schools, Health, Transportation

Fairfax County Public Schools serves the county’s public education needs via two high schools, two middle schools and six elementary schools.

Some of the hospitals and medical centers in the Fairfax County area include Inova Fairfax Hospital, Reston Hospital Center and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

Fairfax County has a web of interstate, state and county highways for commuters. Air travelers have a bevy of options, with the Washington Metro. Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport nearby. Other public transportation options include the Fairfax Connector, a county bus service, and the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metro trains.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling Fairfax County real estate, give us a call at (703) 739-4663 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Stone Wood Team
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2165 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria VA 22314
Office: (703) 739-4663
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