Is Fairfax VA A Good Place To Live?

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Joel Treat real estate agent

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Weichert Realtors - The Griffin Company, Springdale

Finding a good place to live is a very disputed topic amongst many people because what is good in one person’s eyes might not be the same for others. There are many factors to consider when deciding if a place is good or not, such as affordability, safety, education, amenities, and many others. However, Fairfax VA is known for being one of the best suburbs in the country, and many residents think it excels in delivering an excellent quality of life. So, is Fairfax VA, a good place to live? Let’s find out!

The city’s location is one of the aspects that make it such a great place to live. The independent town is part of the Washington, Arlington, Alexandria, Metropolitan area, and it allows easy access to all major points in the metro area. The city of Fairfax VA is just 17 miles away from the capital city and 13 miles away from the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Aside from the easy commute, the city is home to some of the county’s top educational institutions. Universities such as George Mason and Northern Virginia Community College provide an outstanding workforce for growing businesses and public schools are exceptional and highly-rated. The schooling system in the area contributes significantly to the city’s growth and the booming economy, which is why many choose to relocate to Fairfax VA.

With 4 million square feet of office space and 3 million square feet of retail space, the job market offers endless opportunities for high-income jobs. On the other hand, city amenities allow you to find that work-life balance, especially when you feel like disconnecting from work and having some fun. From the streets of the historical downtown area to the famous parks and preserves, Fairfax VA has something for everyone. You can never run out of things to do in Fairfax VA, and whether you want to visit amazing museums, learn about the history of the city or engage in fun activities in nature, everything is within reach in the area.

The only downside to living in Fairfax is the high cost of living and high home prices. However, it is still cheaper than living in Washington DC, and since it’s located so close to the DC area, commuting is not an issue. Get in touch with our realtors in Fairfax VA, if you want to learn more about the housing costs in the area and find a home that suits your needs and tastes.


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