About Fairfax, VA


A famous university town close to Washington, D.C.

Fairfax, Virginia is a small city in the suburbs of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that is most famously home to George Mason University, a public research university that opened in 1957. Fairfax has a historic, walkable downtown near the university that is full of stores, restaurants, and a central plaza that hosts free concerts during the summer months around its beautiful fountain. Easy access to both Arlington and Washington, D.C. makes it a popular place to live for those looking to balance employment opportunities and access to entertainment.

Fairfax is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in Virginia, though it is also one of the most expensive as well. Living in Fairfax offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fairfax there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Fairfax are ranked above average and the city has been growing consistently. Fairfax and the broader Fairfax County has an excellent balance of cultural events, museums, monuments, and outdoor activities for the residents here. Fairfax is very family friendly as well. Combined with the low unemployment and wide variety of jobs, Fairfax is a very compelling place to live.

Homes for Sale in Fairfax are wide ranging from multi-million dollar mansions to single family homes and condos. Fairfax also has a large number of apartments and rental opportunities for those looking to live in the area but not necessarily purchase.

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Fairfax Schools and Demographics


Elementary Schools near Fairfax, VA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Bonnie Brae Elementary School PK - 06 800 19 22032
Flint Hill Elementary School KG - 06 700 21 22181
Laurel Ridge Elementary School KG - 06 850 18 22032
Mantua Elementary School KG - 06 1,100 21 22031
Marshall Road Elementary School KG - 06 750 18 22180
Mosby Woods Elementary School KG - 06 1,000 22 22031
Oak View Elementary School KG - 06 840 19 22032
Wakefield Forest Elementary School KG - 06 680 18 22032

Middle Schools near Fairfax, VA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Frost Middle School 07 - 08 1,280 17 22032
Thoreau Middle School 07 - 08 950 19 22180

High Schools near Fairfax, VA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
James W Robinson Secondary School 07 - 12 3,800 18 22032
Madison High School 09 - 12 2,083 20 22181
Oakton High School 09 - 12 2,698 19 22181
Woodson High School 09 - 12 2,348 20 22031

Ungraded Schools near Fairfax, VA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Cedar Lane School 09 - 12 100 0 22180
Transition Support Resource Center/fairfax 09 - 12 271 0 22031
Woodson Adult High School 09 - 12 219 8 22032

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