Welcome to Fairfax County
One of the United States’ most well-known counties.
The region of Fairfax outside of Fairfax City is largely a suburban setting, though there is a considerable deal of retail, office space, and new mixed-use development. The area of Fairfax County is extensive and borders feature Great Falls and Potomac Falls areas to the north, Springfield and Alexandria to the south, Falls Church and Annandale to the east, and Centreville, parts of Chantilly, Reston, Herndon, and Sterling span the western border with Loudoun County. McLean, Vienna, and Oakton sit in the heart of the County.
What to Expect
A bedroom community with a growing commercial base.
Much of Fairfax is expanding and there are several major commuter arteries, including Lee Highway, Route 50, I-66, and the Fairfax County Parking. The easternmost of the area is about four miles west of the Vienna Metro. Public transportation includes bus service and the recent expansion of the Metro silver line along the Dulles Toll Road communities starting in McLean/Tysons through Reston/Herndon all the way to Dulles Airport.
Keeping up with the family.
Many residents enjoy a family-centric lifestyle in Fairfax County. From school options to extracurricular activities, there is something for everyone. Local hangouts are centered around mixed-use developments such as Fairfax Corner, Reston Town Center, and the Mosaic District. Residents also have access to some of the country’s largest shopping malls such as the booming Tysons Corner Center and Fair Lakes Shopping Mall.
Something for everyone – homes and activities.
Fairfax County boasts a variety of price ranges from entry-level condos and townhomes, new suburban builds with luxury townhomes, older suburban neighborhoods to expansive lots with multi-million dollar homes. All residents have access to the County’s abundant parks, recreation centers, cultural activities, and farmer’s markets.
A mixture of condominium developments, townhome communities, older homes, infill development, and large, new-construction houses.
You can still see old farmhouses dotting McLean and Clifton’s neighborhoods, which also include colonial, mid-century ranches, and split-level homes. But many swathes of land, have been turned into large, new luxury developments since the turn of the 21st century.
Several areas of industrial parks and low-rise retail were converted in the last decade to more trendy and sought-after mixed-use developments with high-rise condominiums, luxury townhomes, and large retail centers with shops, restaurants, nightlife, and community activities.
You'll Fall in Love With
Easy access to parks and trails.
Several parks and preserves line the Potomac River as the George Washington Parkway winds its way through McLean and Great Falls providing an escape to nature that’s just minutes from DC. Everyone loves Clemyjontri Park, one of the region’s only fully handicap-accessible playgrounds, and Burke Lake Park located in Burke off the Fairfax County Parkway.