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All About

Living in Fairfax, VA

Just a short drive from the marble buildings and majestic spires of the nation's capital, Fairfax, Virginia, is a picturesque town that retains much of its colonial charm while fully embracing the future. With a world-class school system and one of the densest concentrations of entrepreneurs in the entire country, Fairfax is a dynamic community that attracts a steady stream of new residents and businesses. What's more, an ongoing residential construction boom makes it easy for residents to find fairly priced apartments in Fairfax, VA.

Fairfax Attractions
Fairfax has an outstanding array of historical, cultural and natural attractions. In fact, major streets like Old Courthouse Road and Gallows Road hint at the region's rich historical tradition. Built in 1742, Fairfax County Courthouse is a rare surviving example of the Colonial style of architecture and continues to attract tens of thousands of visitors per year. Likewise, the old Fairfax Elementary School is a masterpiece of late-19th century construction, and it recently earned a second life as the Fairfax County Museum. Kids and adults alike delight in the antique muskets, farm implements and writing utensils on display here.

Fairfax Natural Beauty
Fairfax residents are blessed by the proximity of two prominent natural features. To the north and east, the lazily flowing Potomac River offers endless opportunities for boaters and fishermen. In fact, locals use the region's healthy network of roadside bike lanes and trails to take pedal-powered day trips to the river's banks. Off to the west, the ridges of the high Appalachians tower over the Shenandoah Valley. On a clear day, it's possible to see all the way back to Fairfax from the heights of famous Skyline Drive.

Fairfax Apartments
It should be no surprise that there are all kinds of apartments for rent in Fairfax, VA. From cozy one-bedroom apartments and studio spaces to three-bedroom spreads that are perfect for a growing family, Apartment Guide can find a space that fits all of your needs. If you are looking for a friendly apartment community that features plenty of outdoor recreational space as well as covered parking, on-site gym facilities and preinstalled appliances, use Apartment Guide's handy interactive search feature to whittle down your choices. If you're facing a budget crunch or you require a pet-friendly space, simply adjust your search. You can also use our location feature to find Fairfax, VA apartments near your place of employment. With Apartment Guide, finding apartments in Fairfax has never been easier.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Fairfax

It is off a back road and very quiet, it isn't far from stores. It isn't close to stores either. It is perfectly by the highway but safely far to.

I enjoy the friendly community that always greets each other while walking or driving. I also like the trees and green space that have been preserved and protected.

There is enough space and we are not crammed all over each other. There are also good schools in the area. There are places close that you can go with family and friends.

Location to work. Peacful and quiet subdivision community. Topographic and beautiful. The houses are all new construction. The lakes are lovely.

My neighbors and neighborhood. When I was a kid I lived in a mixed ethnicity neighborhood. But everyone shopped in the local stores attended the same schools or chuches. I could go anywhere in a mile radius without worry. Someone would know me,my folks,or my relstives and would help me if neccessary. No where that I have lived since offered such comforting certainty until I moved to my present neighborhood. It is also an ethnic neighborhood,though not of my own but it has that same wonderful feeling of inclusion,the neighborhood stores, and the feeling that help will always be given.

Who Lives Here

Fairfax Demographics

Education

High School

13%

Associate's

14%

Bachelor's

22%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

37%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

25%

4 people

20%

5 people

10%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

20%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

21%

150-200k

15%

200k+

22%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

34%

45-65

26%

65+

15%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Fairfax?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Sep '23$1858$2168$2635$3000
Aug '23$1873$2162$2604$2935
Jul '23$1887$2139$2658$2740
Jun '23$1934$2187$2666$2799
May '23$1979$2150$2609$2816
Apr '23$1934$2122$2539$2929
Mar '23$1962$2102$2629$3065
Feb '23$1939$2017$2546$3091
Jan '23$1925$2032$2484$2729
Dec '22$1964$2047$2487$2726
Nov '22$1985$2102$2507$2739
Oct '22$2007$2090$2567$2710
Sep '22$2029$2092$2538$3158

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Fairfax

Fairfax Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

16%

15-30 Mins

29%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

23%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5555

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 7 of 13 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Percentage: 5757

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Percentage: 3838

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Fairfax Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 13 of 13 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 13 of 13 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 13 of 13 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 11 of 13 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 13 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 7 of 13 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 9 of 13 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 9 of 13 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 12 of 13 renters

Fairfax Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Fairfax

4/10

Kings Park Elementary School

Grades PK-3 • Public

5/10

Braddock Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

5/10
5/10

Mason Crest Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10
4/10

Beech Tree Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Fairfax, VA

Just a short drive from the marble buildings and majestic spires of the nation's capital, Fairfax, Virginia, is a picturesque town that retains much of its colonial charm while fully embracing the future. With a world-class school system and one of the densest concentrations of entrepreneurs in the entire country, Fairfax is a dynamic community that attracts a steady stream of new residents and businesses. What's more, an ongoing residential construction boom makes it easy for residents to find fairly priced apartments in Fairfax, VA.

Fairfax Attractions
Fairfax has an outstanding array of historical, cultural and natural attractions. In fact, major streets like Old Courthouse Road and Gallows Road hint at the region's rich historical tradition. Built in 1742, Fairfax County Courthouse is a rare surviving example of the Colonial style of architecture and continues to attract tens of thousands of visitors per year. Likewise, the old Fairfax Elementary School is a masterpiece of late-19th century construction, and it recently earned a second life as the Fairfax County Museum. Kids and adults alike delight in the antique muskets, farm implements and writing utensils on display here.

Fairfax Natural Beauty
Fairfax residents are blessed by the proximity of two prominent natural features. To the north and east, the lazily flowing Potomac River offers endless opportunities for boaters and fishermen. In fact, locals use the region's healthy network of roadside bike lanes and trails to take pedal-powered day trips to the river's banks. Off to the west, the ridges of the high Appalachians tower over the Shenandoah Valley. On a clear day, it's possible to see all the way back to Fairfax from the heights of famous Skyline Drive.

Fairfax Apartments
It should be no surprise that there are all kinds of apartments for rent in Fairfax, VA. From cozy one-bedroom apartments and studio spaces to three-bedroom spreads that are perfect for a growing family, Apartment Guide can find a space that fits all of your needs. If you are looking for a friendly apartment community that features plenty of outdoor recreational space as well as covered parking, on-site gym facilities and preinstalled appliances, use Apartment Guide's handy interactive search feature to whittle down your choices. If you're facing a budget crunch or you require a pet-friendly space, simply adjust your search. You can also use our location feature to find Fairfax, VA apartments near your place of employment. With Apartment Guide, finding apartments in Fairfax has never been easier.