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
Annandale Terrace Elementary School PK - 05 600 12 22003
Braddock Elementary School PK - 05 860 12 22003
Camelot Elementary School PK - 06 600 16 22003
Canterbury Woods Elementary School KG - 06 800 25 22003
Mantua Elementary School KG - 06 1,100 21 22031
Mason Crest Elementary PK - 05 615 19 22003
Mosby Woods Elementary School KG - 06 1,000 22 22031
Westlawn Elementary School PK - 06 810 14 22042

Middle Schools near Fairfax, VA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Jackson Middle School 07 - 08 1,100 16 22042
Poe Middle School 06 - 08 995 15 22003

High Schools near Fairfax, VA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Annandale High School 09 - 12 2,177 18 22003
Falls Church High School 09 - 12 1,686 15 22042
Woodson High School 09 - 12 2,348 20 22031

Ungraded Schools near Fairfax, VA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Community Based Education 09 - 12 0 0 22042
Falls Church Governor's Health Sciences Academy UG - UG 0 0 22042
Falls Church High School Academy 09 - 12 500 0 22042
Transition Support Resource Center/fairfax 09 - 12 271 0 22031

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