Answer for "Is Fairfax VA safe?"

Gwendolyn J   Baker real estate agent
  EXp Realty, LLC

Fairfax city is located in northern Virginia, and even though it is well placed inside the borders of Fairfax county, it is an independent city. Fairfax city is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area and it is a prosperous and fast-growing city. This city's geographical placement and political position is major, but does this make it a safe city? 

Maybe you are thinking about moving to Fairfax, in which case, make sure you reach out to some of our top realtors in Fairfax VA. Or maybe you are just prospecting, looking for a job or business opportunities. Or maybe you are just interested in spending your next vacation in Fairfax. Regardless of what your interests are, you may be wondering if Fairfax, VA is safe? 

Safety scores were provided to the cities of state Virginia in order to rank them from safest to least safe. These safety scores were calculated using a methodology that uses a variety of factors such as, wealth, FBI crime reports and census data. 

Safety scores show that Leesburg is the safest city in Virginia followed shortly by Fairfax city. This places Fairfax, in terms of safety, in a very good spot and if you are thinking about living in Fairfax, you are in the second safest city in Virginia. 

In terms of wealth, Virginia is amongst the highest-earning states in the country, and it’s counties are in the top 100 wealthiest counties in the USA. The costs of living in Fairfax are high and housing here is very expensive which makes Fairfax VA an economically prosperous city. The economy is also a good indication of how safe a city is since only a handful of people with a good income can afford to live here.

Also, Virginia is the place of birth for eight American presidents, so education here is amongst the best in the country. There are plenty of educational opportunities, and Fairfax is not an exception when it comes to educating yourself. This also gives you a good sense of safety in regards to the city because of the well-educated people that it attracts

FBI data from 2017 to 2018 show a decrease in crime in this area. It is predicted that crime rates will continue to decrease in 2020. This will make Fairfax an even safer place over the years.


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