Settled by farmers in the 1700s, the Fairfax County of today is a prosperous, world class suburb of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Thanks to outstanding public schools, a variety of beautiful neighborhoods and a public transportation system that allows for an easy commute into Washington, D.C., Fairfax County Virginia real estate has not only maintained its value but within the last 10 years has seen exponential growth.
Fairfax County sits between the Blue Ridge Mountains and historic Potomac River in the Commonwealth of Virginia, just miles from the beautiful Shenandoah National Park and unique Luray Caverns where each year the dense foliage puts on a spectacular display of autumn colors. In addition to some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere, Fairfax County offers plenty to do and see, including Civil War battlefields, parks and lakes, golf courses and serious shopping opportunities at Tyson’s Corner and Tyson’s Galleria.
Schools in Fairfax County are recognized as among the best in the nation. The Fairfax County Public School System boasts that it is the 13th largest school system in the USA. Pre-K through 12th grade students are provided a diverse, high quality education. Fairfax County demonstrates its dedication to providing an excellent education by allocating over 50% of its fiscal budget to the public school system. In addition to the public school system, there are over 30 private schools in Fairfax County. Fairfax County is also home to five major colleges and universities, including George Mason University.
Throughout the area’s long history of growth, Fairfax County has been a place where people who work in the nation’s capitol can find an easy commute combined with spacious luxury homes built on generous acreage lots. A unique feature Fairfax County has to offer is that its rural charm has been preserved while making way for progressive transportation systems. As more people purchase Fairfax County VA homes for sale, the area has seen the building of new highways such as East/West Bound Highway 66 as well as the expansion of the Washington Metro Rail System Orange Line into the County. There have also been numerous HOV lane additions along I-495 the Capitol Beltway which connects Fairfax to the rest of Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland. All of this progress keeps commuting life moving at a fast and timely pace.
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