Fairfax Real Estate

Fairfax, Virginia

Founded in 1805, the original name for the area was the Town of Providence. It was officially renamed the Town of Fairfax in 1874 after Lord Thomas Fairfax who was awarded the land by King Charles. Now there are two entities, the City of Fairfax (formed in 1961) and Fairfax County. While the city remains the county seat, the county has grown out around it.  This area is still growing and developing and in 2009 Fairfax was ranked No. 3 in Forbes Magazine’s “Top 25 Places to Live Well”.  Fairfax is also known nationally for its strong public school system. The area includes rural, suburban and urban areas rich with history, arts and culture, community events, and tons to do. This commuter’s paradise is situated on all of the major routes including Route 95, Route 66, the 495 Beltway, Fairfax County Parkway and more giving residents easy access to Washington, DC and surrounding areas.  There are multiple options for public transportation available and they are linked to the Washington Metro Rail system, Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, as well as access to Dulles International Airport.

In 1757, Loudoun County was created and reduced the size of Fairfax County by 60 percent. Home to George Washington and George Mason, Fairfax County continued to grow and prosper though it saw population declines during the wars. As late as 1870, the county was still mainly a rural, farm oriented community. From 1930 forward the county grew exponentially as farmland gave way to housing developments and population increased. The Federal Government employed many of the residents and the influx of Technology related businesses has only helped the area grow and prosper further. From war to peace and depression to expansion, Fairfax has been through it all while keeping its rich history intact.

Fairfax, VA Homes and Subdivisions

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(There are many subdivision in Fairfax, many of which are smaller or the older and either do not have HOA’s or participate in area Civic Associations for residents to connect. Listed below are some of the larger one’s with HOA’s)

Cambridge Station – a 118 unit residential townhome community built in 1967. HOA Info. – www.cambridgestation.org

Chancery Square – 102 townhomes located near the center of Fairfax City located near George Mason University, Fairfax Judicial Center and City Hall. HOA Info. – www.chancerysquare.net

Country Club Hills – a community of 320 homes located about 17 miles from Washington, DC. HOA Info.- Country Club Hills Civic Assoc. www.cchca.org

Fair Oaks Estates – a community of 338 single family homes located between Fairfax County Pkwy and West Ox Rd. HOA Info. – Sequoia Management www.foeha.org

Hickory Farms – a community of 198 single family homes built in 1975-1981 with over 17 acres of common areas and amenities. HOA Info. – www.hickoryfarms.org

Pickett’s Reserve – an enclave of 97 newly constructed single family homes in the City of Fairfax. HOA Info. – www.pickettsreserve.org

Fairfax, VA Schools

Elementary Schools:  Bonnie Brae Elementary, Daniels Run Elementary, Eagle View Elementary, Fairfax Villa Elementary, Fairhill Elementary, Greenbriar East Elementary, Greenbriar West Elementary, Laurel Ridge Elementary, Lees Corner Elementary, Little Run Elementary, Mantua Elementary, Mosby Woods Elementary, Navy Elementary, Oak View Elementary, Olde Creek Elementary, Providence Elementary, Wakefield Forest Elementary and Willow Springs Elementary

Middle Schools:  Frost Middle, Lanier Middle and Robinson Secondary Middle

High Schools:  Fairfax High and Woodson High

 

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