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forbes magazine rated City of Fairfax no. 3 in
“the top 25 places to live well”
The City of Fairfax, it is an independent city, being the county seat and a separate entity of Fairfax County and having a population of 22,565 people in Northern Virginia. Many surrounding developments and communities have a postal mailing address of Fairfax. Being located approximately 15 miles from Washington D.C., this bedroom community is home to many who are employed by the federal government. SunTrust Bank, Verizon and Federal Technology Service are amongst the local employers. With an annual median income of $67,642 and a median age of 39.1 years, in May, 2009, Forbes Magazine rated the City of Fairfax as No. 3 in the “Top 25Places to Live Well”.
George Mason University in Fairfax VA
A top-rated university is located in Fairfax, VA, George Mason University, is the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. there are currently 33,917 students enrolled. In 1957, this campus was founded as an extension of the University of Virginia and became its own institute in 1972. Recognized for their outstanding economics, computer science, law, business and creative writing programs. In recent years, two of their faculty have won the Nobel Prize in Economics.
The City of Fairfax, Virginia is settled upon property that in the early 18th century was home to many farmers from Virginia’s Tidewater region. The Tidewater region, being the eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the land east of the Fall Line. The town, established as the Town of Providence in 1805. Officially being renamed the Town of Fairfax in 1874 and became an independent city in 1961, which is when it acquired its current name, the City of Fairfax. The historic section of town is referred to as Old Town Fairfax or Historic Fairfax and was founded in 1799. During the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, George Washington, George Mason and William Fairfax visited Fairfax often. The redevelopment of Old Town Fairfax, which began in 2005, added a new Regional Library, with more than 45,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, more than 70,000 square feet of office condominiums, and 85 upscale residential condominium units. It is now a thriving area known for its festivals, dining, shopping and cultural arts presentations.
A trolley line was built in 1904, connecting Fairfax to the Washington D.C. area. This brought much continued growth to the community. Now serving the community and their commuters in is the Vienna station of the Washington Metro, the Burke Centre station of the Virginia Railway Express, Amtrak, the CUE bus line, operated by the City of Fairfax, and multiple routes of the Washington Metrobus, providing transportation within the City of Fairfax, to and from George Mason University and the metropolitan area.
Just south on Ox Road (Route 123), you’ll discover the community of Fairfax Station. This is an area rich in railroad, Civil War and local history. Originally called “Lee’s Station,” until 1852, this railroad station brought a boost to Virginia’s commerce as farmers could ship their products, produce, lumber and dairy goods much more cheaply than before, and could go any direction via the connecting railroad. It was also an important site during the Civil War as this was the place where Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, tended to thousands of soldiers and assisted in relief and evacuation efforts in 1862 during the Second Battle of Bull Run and Ox Hill.
Fairfax Station VA
Fairfax Station, VA is a sought after community of many luxury homes with lovely settings. Most homes in Fairfax Station have large lots and are located on serene neighborhood streets.
The Fairfax Station Museum is a wonderful reflection on this with its displays, activities and events, helping to preserve their railroading history.Fairfax Station is also home to Fountainhead Regional Park. With its rolling hills, dense forests and a tributary that flows into the Potomac River, you are likely to spot a fox or a deer in this peaceful setting. There is a 10.9 mile mountain biking trail, a walking trail, a fishing lake and a preserved 18th century cemetery. Most of the park is closed during the winter season.Trains have passed through this area for years, but somehow, retaining a character all of its own, this unassuming community remains a part of genuine Americana. Their 12,030 residents have a shared community spirit aimed at preserving a pleasant country village in suburbia, with many of its turn of the century farm houses and quaint out buildings still intact.
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