Fairfax Homes & Real Estate
View the hottest Fairfax, VA homes for sale and real estate below! Fairfax has around 24,000 residents, but when George Mason University is in session, the community's population nearly doubles. The seat of Fairfax County, Fairfax has a rich history dating back to the mid-1700s. To request up-to-date information, including sales history and prices, property disclosures, and more about Fairfax properties for sale, or to arrange a private showing of any property listed below, contact your LOCAL real estate experts today. Read more about Fairfax real estate.
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This page is updated with Fairfax home listings several times per day directly from the Fairfax, Virginia MLS.
Each Fairfax MLS listing includes the property price, days on market, square footage, year built, lot size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, assigned schools, construction type, and other important details as entered by the listing agent in the MLS.
Also review local Fairfax, VA property tax information and the current listing status (active, under contract, or pending). As available, numerous property features such as greenbelt locations, views, swimming pools and Fairfax neighborhood amenities including parks and golf courses will be listed.
Fairfax Real Estate Market
Home prices in Fairfax, Virginia, tend to average between $500,000 and $700,000. Homes in this price range tend to have two to four bedrooms and be of moderate size. Much of this construction was developed in the mid-1950s through the present. Colonial- and Victorian-style homes built nearly 100 years earlier tend to be larger and more architecturally striking, but in exchange for their spacious floor plans and historic feel, they typically come with higher price tags between $1 and $1.2 million or more. The community also offers many newly constructed and historic condos and townhomes, and like single-family homes, these homes are typically priced between $500,000 and $700,000.
Fairfax Community Amenities
A suburban college town with a semi-metro feel, Fairfax nearly always has a robust economy due to its proximity to the D.C. metro area. The community features a walkable downtown area, a range of dining and shopping options, many historical sites (particularly in relation to its rich Civil War history), and various healthcare facilities. Fairfax frequently features in lists of the top places to "live well" due to its robust economy and fun annual events such as the Chocolate Lovers Festival, Civil War reenactments, and the Festival of Lights and Carols.
Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant, and residents love spending time at Cox Farms, Great Falls Park, and Meadowlark Botanical Garden. People who buy a home in Fairfax can reach Washington, D.C. in less than 20 minutes, and they are also conveniently situated near the Washington Dulles and Ronald Reagan airports.
Fairfax Local Highlights
- Cox Farms gives visitors a hands-on farm experience with rope swings, cornfield mazes, hayrides, and goats.
- Great Falls Park provides great views of falls along the Potomac River.
- Bull Run Regional Park hosts playgrounds, picnic shelters, and sports fields along the banks of the Occoquan Stream.
- The Atlantis Waterpark, located next to Bull Run, features water slides, pools, and dumping buckets.
- The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and the Air and Space Museum have expensive displays of various aircraft.
- Frying Pan Farm Park offers fun for residents while also being the last working farm in Fairfax County.
Fairfax School Information
In the City of Fairfax, the schools are owned by the city but run by the Fairfax County Public Schools system. This community is home to one public high school, a middle school, and several elementary schools. Residents can also choose private schools such as the Gesher Jewish Day School, the Little Flock Christian School, and the Paul VI Catholic High School, among others. With over 30,000 students, George Mason School is the largest university in the state, both in terms of student population and campus size, and it is well-known for its programs in economics, business, computer science, law, and creative writing.
People who buy a home in Fairfax often plan to commute to the D.C. area, but at the same time, they are looking for a suburban lifestyle with access to outdoor opportunities and upscale shopping and dining options. This city offers residents a blend of those elements.
Fairfax, VA Real Estate Agents
Looking to purchase a home in Fairfax? Let our Fairfax real estate experts guide you through the sale of your current residence or the purchase of your new Fairfax property. As local real estate agents, we have up-to-date information on the unique dynamics of the Fairfax, Virginia real estate market.
Contact Your At Home Team at McEnearney Associates to learn more about representation for buyers and sellers. Preparing to sell your Fairfax home? View our market analysis page for a home value estimate within moments.
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