Fairfax County

Tucked away in northern Virginia and a bustling part of the suburban ring of Washington D.C. is the sprawling and built-up area of Fairfax County.

Welcome to Fairfax County

A multinational and diverse area of northern Virginia

Tucked away in northern Virginia and a bustling part of the suburban ring of Washington D.C. is the sprawling and built-up area of Fairfax County. This area is ripe with a rich history that includes touches everywhere you look, from sites that tie into the Civil War and American Revolution to homes of some of the Founding Fathers. In addition, you'll find that Fairfax County is a technologically innovative area with a vibrant art and culture scene, an impressive number of parks and green spaces, and neighborhood options to please everyone. 
Each neighborhood in the area has unique characteristics and charm that attract residents. Take in the tree-lined streets full of mid-century architecture, charming Cape Cod-style homes in older subdivisions, and grand estates in country club-style neighborhoods offering impressive amenities. The depth of history in the area also offers many charming historic buildings to choose from. Whatever your preference, you're sure to find something in the area that suits you and your family.

What to Love

Local Lifestyle

Locals enjoy this area for the variety and vibrancy that it exudes. Neighborhoods offer various housing options, from Cape Cods and ramblers to elegant new construction homes, active civic associations, community events, and exceptional schools. The rich history that touches every corner of Fairfax County offers a chance to immerse yourself in Civil War history or the American Revolution. Other significant landmarks include Wolf Trap National Park, the only national park dedicated to performing arts, and Virginia's only public Frank Lloyd Wright home. You'll also enjoy a wealth of shopping opportunities, a diverse chef-driven cuisine selection, and much more.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fairfax County offers an impressive selection of shopping and dining opportunities. Whether you're looking to head to one of the many high-end shopping malls such as Fair Oaks Mall or Tysons Corner Center, or want to experience one of several farmers markets in the area, you'll find it here. 
The wide range of restaurants in the area offers everything from comfort food to unique gastronomic experiences. Enjoy some of the nation's top chefs in this genuinely creative and expansive selection. Whatever your tastebuds desire, you're guaranteed to find it in Fairfax County.

Things to Do

You'll find a wealth of things to do in Fairfax County, whether immersing yourself in the local history or enjoying one of the 400 parks and open spaces.
Take a step back in time to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. This estate offers plenty for visitors to experience, from the 18th-century mansion to the museums containing original artifacts. Spend the day strolling the gardens or stop and take in stunning views of the Potomac River at the Wharf, rebuilt in the late 1800s and still in use today. 
Other historical landmarks include Gunston Hall, home of George Mason, Sully Historic House, Colvin Run Mill, and Arlington National Cemetary.
Another thing Fairfax County has in abundance is natural beauty and parks. You'll find many parks and playgrounds, natural preserves, and regional and state parks offering several things to do and explore. Enjoy an afternoon hike through Great Falls Park and extraordinary views of the Potomac River and Great Falls, or head to Meadowlark's Korean Bell Garden and enjoy this one-of-a-kind, uniquely designed experience crafted by Korean artisans. 
You and your family will also enjoy an abundance of community events, live music venues, waterparks, aquariums, zoos, and more.


Residents here enjoy the Fairfax County Public School system. Notable schools include:


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