City of Fairfax
Living in the City of Fairfax, VA
Center of Northern VA with bustling developments and quick access to D.C.
The City of Fairfax is the epicenter of Northern Virginia’s cultural and economic activity. Fairfax is ranked a top 10 place to live by USA Today based on education, poverty, and life expectancy. Fairfax also offers master-planned suburban life with fast access to the D.C. area, along with some of the nation’s best public and private school options and attractions for young professionals and families to enjoy.
Interested in learning more about Fairfax? The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center in Fairfax City can be a great resource. While you’re there, consider checking out the beautiful old town area that was rebuilt in the early 2000s.
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88 in Walkability
This community is very walkable. Residents can easily access the city center on foot.
Commute Time to Airport
25 min drive to DCA or 20 min drive to IAD
Commute Time to D.C.
30 min drive
Schools in City of Fairfax
The best in public and private education
Fairfax High School, part of Fairfax County Public Schools, is ranked the No. 32 best public high school in Virginia and No. 505 best college prep high school in America, according to Niche. The district, which serves 187,000 students, is the 10th largest school division in the U.S.
Private education options include St. Paul VI Catholic High School, ranked No. 185 best Catholic high school in America, and the New School of Northern Virginia, ranked No. 684 best college prep private high school in America.
City of Fairfax Transportation
Quick connections in, out and around Fairfax
Getting in, out and around in Fairfax is easy thanks to the Metro, the Fairfax Connector bus route and a number of highways and connecting roads. Fairfax County’s transportation ecosystem includes:
- 10 Metrorail stations, 3 under construction
- 18 Metrobus routes
- 89 Fairfax Connector routes
- Capital Bikeshare Uber, Lyft and numerous taxi companies
City of Fairfax Attractions
Bringing history and education to the forefront for families and history buffs
History runs deep in Fairfax. The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim and Captain John Quincy Marr Monument are some of the area’s top Civil War sites, while the Fairfax Museum produces special exhibits on the city’s history, offers educational programs, and schedules walking tours of the historic district.
Children, families and school groups explore STEM concepts through hands-on exhibits, activities and programs at the Children’s Science Center Lab, Northern Virginia’s first interactive museum.
City of Fairfax Taxes
Competitive state for taxes
- State Income Tax (VA): 5.75%
- Real Property Tax Rate: $1.006 per $100 Assessed Value
- Vehicle Tax: $5.000 per $100 Assessed Value
- Sales Tax (Combined State and Local): 6.0%