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$615,000
3 Beds 4 Baths VAFC2004830 MLS COMING SOON Status
Welcome to The Assembly, a charming community of townhomes in Fairfax City. Situated at the intersection of key routes—Rt. 123, I-66, Rt. 50, and Rt. 29—are conveniently nearby, making travel throughout Northern Virginia a breeze, and the Vienna Metro station is just 3 miles away, This peaceful neighborhood features expansive common grounds and mature trees, all within easy reach of Fairfax City, Oakton, and Vienna ensuring that shopping, dining, and entertainment are just minutes away. This three-level townhome has undergone a stunning renovation, boasting new flooring, updated light fixtures, fresh paint, updated bathrooms, and a regraded yard. The main level features a spacious kitchen with a bay window overlooking the expansive common area, a formal dining room, a living room with a wall of windows, and a half bath. The upper level includes three bedrooms, including a primary ensuite, and a hall bath. The lower walk-out basement offers ample space for entertainment, along with a half bath and a large laundry/storage room.*** UPDATES: New flooring (LVP and carpet) throughout entire home (2024); Refinished basement (2024); Fully updated half baths (2024); Updates to full baths (2024); Kitchen updates: painted cabinets, counters, flooring, sink, fixtures (2024); Regraded back yard and downspouts (2024); Refinished exterior front stairs and sodding (2024); Lighting (2024); Electrical outlets (2024); HVAC (2019); Water Heater (2016); Windows (2021) — basement window to be installed by end of July; Natural gas available in neighborhood.

10525 Assembly Dr, Fairfax

$890,000
5 Beds 3 Baths VAFC2004704 MLS COMING SOON Status
Welcome to your dream home in highly sought after Fairfax City, Virginia! This solidly built home boasts modern upgrades, tasteful landscaping, and excellent curb appeal that will surely impress even the most discerning buyer. Step inside to find plenty of natural light flowing throughout. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white cabinets and tiling and opens to a large screened-in porch which overlooks the beautifully landscaped backyard. Perfect for relaxing and entertaining! The cozy living room features built in cabinets, a large bay window and working fireplace. Take a few stairs to the upper level where you will find a full bathroom with skylights and modern upgrades. Just down the hall you will find 3 additional bedrooms providing plenty of room for guests or a growing family. The master suite features an en-suite bathroom and an incredible view overlooking the backyard oasis providing total tranquility. The lower level offers even more space for recreation and includes 2 additional bedrooms, a full bathroom, fireplace, and patio walkout! The basement provides more than enough area for storage and the potential to make it your own! Located in the heart of Fairfax City, this home is just minutes away from shopping, dining. Don't miss your chance to make this stunning property your own! Schedule a showing today. *Full list of upgrades is attached for your convenience*

9913 Colony Rd, Fairfax

$1,199,000
3 Beds 4 Baths VAFC2004386 MLS CLOSED Status
Rare opportunity in the heart of the City of Fairfax! This 3-level, prior model home, end-unit townhome is ideal for the discerning buyer seeking both a spacious and elegant home that’s perfect for entertaining as well as conveniently located very near all that Old Town Fairfax has to offer. The beautiful home features 3 large bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in over 5,000 finished square feet of finished living space. The main level boasts an open floor plan including a gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel GE profile appliances (6 burner gas cooktop, microwave, 2 wall ovens, and dishwasher) open to the family room with its gas fireplace and coffered ceiling. The breakfast nook offers access to the private flagstone patio. A sun-filled living room and dining room features a gas fireplace and oversized windows. 10’ ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the main level. Ascend the graceful curved staircase to the upper-level to be greeted by the double-door entry to the primary suite complete with wet bar, three walk-in closets with custom built in shelving, and access to a private balcony. Start and end each day in the relaxing primary bath with its separate soaking tub, extra-long double vanity, and separate water closet. Two additional bedrooms, a full bath, a laundry room, and a sunny nook perfect for an office complete the upper level. (Other owners of this model have added stairs from this nook to a spacious 3rd floor.) The fully finished lower level includes media room with a gas fireplace and ceiling mounted projector television, a full bath, and a bonus room, ideal for a home office, exercise studio, or guest room. Abundant storage throughout. 2-car garage. Elevator shaft rough-in for future elevator. COMMUTERS DREAM: .5 mile to Rt. 123, 1 mile to Rt. 50, 2 miles to I-66, .5 mile to Fairfax County Judicial Center, 1.5 mile GMU and Eagle Bank Arena, and yards to the free Fairfax-centric CUE Bus with a route to Vienna Metro. Only blocks to the center of Old Town Fairfax and all its shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

10667 Main Street, Fairfax

$690,000
3 Beds 2 Baths VAFC2004624 MLS CLOSED Status
Living in Fairfax City, VA, offers an exquisite blend of historical charm and contemporary vibrancy, exemplified by this updated, move-in ready ranch/rambler in the heart of the city. With no HOA, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths across two levels, and fresh paint throughout. The property boasts a 6-car driveway and ample on-street parking, providing convenience for residents and guests alike. Situated minutes from Old Town Fairfax, the Courthouse, City Hall, George Mason University, and an array of restaurants and shops, it offers easy access to major commuter routes, making it ideal for those who appreciate a walkable neighborhood. The main level is highlighted by an updated kitchen equipped with new appliances, granite countertops, and modern cabinetry, opening directly to a patio and an expansive backyard. The property includes a shed and a recently remodeled cottage (2023), offering additional living space and versatility. The lower level features a recreation room, a second full bath, a laundry room, and fresh flooring throughout, complemented by a walk-up/walk-out back door. The exterior is equally impressive with a large, fully fenced, and functional backyard, perfect for outdoor activities and gatherings. A concrete patio and walkway, along with a shed, provide additional utility and storage space. Major updates, including a new electrical panel, fresh paint, and new heat pump and A/C unit and new appliances between 2021 and 2024, ensure the home is in excellent condition. This property encapsulates the best of Fairfax City living, where historical allure meets modern amenities in a thriving community. The vibrant neighborhood atmosphere, combined with the convenience of nearby amenities and a walkable environment, makes this home a desirable and cherished place to live.

10224 Sager Avenue, Fairfax

$775,000
4 Beds 3 Baths VAFC2004528 MLS CLOSED Status
Fantastic New Price!! Welcome home to this storybook charmer in Fairfax City! This lovely, expanded Cape Cod features 4-5 bedrooms and 3 full baths on 3 fully finished levels. Upon entry, a bright and spacious living room welcomes you and leads to the open, updated kitchen at the heart of the home. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wooden beam detail and stylish lighting all add to the charm, while the large central island offers a perfect spot for cozy breakfasts in the mornings and a handy homework station in the afternoons. A separate dining room opens off the kitchen to one side, while the other side leads to the new, fully enclosed sunroom and deck; a perfect flow for entertaining or enjoying al fresco dinners all year round! With 2 bedrooms on the main level, including a spacious owner’s suite addition, options abound for main level living, a home office, or guest room. The upper level includes another two generously-sized bedrooms, each with plentiful storage, and an updated hall bath. The finished lower level offers a wealth of possibilities and is currently utilized as a wonderful in-law suite with a separate living area, kitchenette, bedroom and full bath. A laundry room and additional storage complete the lower level conveniences. This lovely home is truly move-in ready with value added upgrades including a newer roof (2019) and windows & doors (2020), new sunroom (built in 2022 and 218 additional square feet not included in the tax record), zoned heating and cooling, recessed lighting, a new exterior shed with electric, new disposal and newly refinished driveway. Primely situated on a spacious, fenced lot with beautiful landscaping and located just moments to downtown Fairfax City with all its fantastic dining, shopping and entertainment options! Enjoy the peaceful neighborhood charm and year round community events in historic Fairfax City (Chocolate Festival, Egg Hunt, Antique Car Show, 4th of July Parade, outdoor movie nights, Fall Festival, Holiday Market and Festival of Lights to name just a few!) all while being just minutes from major commuting routes and Metro.

4035 Hallman Street, Fairfax

$908,000
5 Beds 3 Baths VAFC2004694 MLS CLOSED Status
Spectacular Large Fully Renovated 5 Bedroom \ 3 Full Bath Rambler with Over 3,000 Sq. Ft. of updated remodeled home from top to bottom situated in the highly desirable Amans Fairmont Estates. Located just outside the heart of Fairfax City this home's location provides the benefits of all that Fairfax City has to offer with all of the additional benefits of quiet suburban living. It's really the best of both worlds as far as living accommodations are concerned. The home has received over $150k in renovations. Walking into the home you are immediately greeted by a gorgeous open concept design full of designer touches from the stain color used on the newly refinished wood flooring, to the upscale paint color choices used throughout the home which was all recently painted. The newly remodeled gourmet kitchen comes complete with quality stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, custom cabinetry with stylish hardware, and a beautiful large island with a quartz countertop as well. The kitchen offers a perfect mix of counter space, cabinet space, and functionality for any home cook, The open concept flows directly into the living or dining space, perfect when entertaining and being wwithinearshot of all the action or keeping an eye on the kiddos while prepping a great meal. Down the hall are 4 good sized baths and a hall bath, all of which have been reno'd beautifully. The primary bedroom has its own ensuite for added privacy and personal space. The lighting throughout the home is also fantastic with the numerous added recessed lights throughout and many windows all around. Heading into the basement LVP flooring was added throughout the very large rec room space and legal 5th bedroom. The recessed lighting continues throughout. The utility closed has been refreshed and enclosed to separate your rec spaces from viewing your water heater, washer and dryer, and furnace. They really thought of flow and functionality when redesigning this home. Off of the basement, you have a walk-out with sliding glass doors that open to your serene backyard space. The owner has removed trees and many bushes and added grass to provide you with a useable yard space, perfect for playing in or relaxing it's really up to your imagination as to what you could use it for. No HOA! The home is also within a stone's throw of a neighborhood walking trail just within about 300 - 500 ft if you enjoy getting outdoors and getting active. Great location close to downtown Fairfax City, downtown Vienna, and Mosaic District. Prime proximity to Rt. 50, Rt. 66 and the Vienna Metro.

3542 Queen Anne Drive, Fairfax

$791,500
4 Beds 3 Baths VAFC2004716 MLS CLOSED Status
Welcome to the charming Mosby Woods Community! This delightful home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and over 2000 sq. ft. of living space, promising comfort and convenience at every turn. Upon entering, you're greeted by an inviting fully open main level, bathed in natural light streaming through large floor-to-ceiling windows. Freshly painted walls complement the natural hardwood floors, creating an atmosphere of warmth and elegance. Prepare meals with ease in the fully renovated kitchen, adorned with stone countertops, updated cabinets, and modern appliances. Descend to the lower level and unwind by the brick fireplace in the cozy family room, complete with a half bath, dedicated laundry space, and an additional office or sleeping area, providing flexible options to suit your lifestyle. Ascending to the upper level, discover four well-appointed bedrooms with oversized windows, including a primary suite with a walk-in close. With a keen eye for design and a touch of creativity, you have the opportunity to craft a serene sanctuary where every detail is tailored to your vision of the perfect bathroom. Outside, revel in the tranquility of your covered screened-in porch, surrounded by mature trees, while the newly fenced-in backyard beckons for family barbecues and serene gatherings under the open sky. This home has been meticulously maintained with several upgrades, including fresh paint throughout, professional deep cleaning and carpet cleaning (2024), new basement LVP floors (2024), updated powder room (2021), and a full exterior and roof power wash and inspection (2024), major kitchen renovation (2016), recessed lighting (2016) screened in porch (2017), fenced in yard (2017) custom storage shed (2017), electric car charging hookup (2021), full encapsulation and waterproofing of storage space (2020) and regular HVAC and water maintenance As a resident of Mosby Woods, you'll enjoy a strong sense of community, with various activities and amenities available. Take advantage of the nearby community pool (additional yearly membership fee) and partake in the neighborhood's vibrant events, including parades, pool parties, and holiday festivities. Located within the Fairfax City region, you'll have access to a plethora of entertainment options, from holiday parades to farmers' markets. With its convenient location near restaurants, playgrounds, and parks, this home offers the perfect blend of suburban serenity and urban convenience. Come experience the best of Mosby Woods living—welcome home!

10121 Cavalry Drive, Fairfax

$876,000
3 Beds 4 Baths VAFC2004628 MLS CLOSED Status
Welcome home to 4190 Governor Yeardley Lane-- your dream home in the sought-after CHANCERY SQUARE community in Fairfax City , VA! This stunning brick 3 level LUXURY townhome with 2-Car Garage, featuring 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bath, 1 Half Bath, offers a spacious and modern living experience. Step inside and be greeted by the open concept living-dining room, complete with beautiful hardwood floors, crown moldings, chair railings, bay windows, and elegant window treatments. The designer gourmet kitchen was updated in 2020 and features top tier granite countertops, a large island with JennAir gas cooktop, marble- gold toned subway tile backsplash ,GE Profile stainless steel appliances and under cabinet LED lighting. The breakfast nook in the kitchen offers ample space for meals. Walkout to the rear deck from the kitchen and enjoy a peaceful, private retreat for outdoor dining and relaxation. The main level also includes a family room off the kitchen with a 2-sided gas insert fireplace--perfect for gatherings. On the upper level, the Primary Suite is sure to impress boasting a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, large walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with custom ceramic tile flooring, a frameless glass shower, a large soaking tub, dual vanity, and a water closet. The upper level includes 2 additional spacious bedrooms, each with roomy closet space and full hallway bathroom with tub/shower. The WALK OUT lower level features a recreation room with a special CUSTOM BAR including hand crafted stools, beverage refrigerator, built-in cabinetry and recessed lights. In addition, lower level features a 2nd gas fireplace and a beautiful built-in bookcase. The lower level also includes a convenient laundry room with built-in cabinets, washer and dryer, full bathroom and access to the garage. This lovely home has been meticulously maintained and updated with fresh paint and updated light fixtures. LOCATION IS EXCELLENT-- situated just off Chain Bridge Rd. in the heart of the City of Fairfax with a great view of City Hall. Just blocks away from all of the shops, restaurants, bars, breweries, farmers market, and other entertainment and events the city has to offer. WALKING DISTANCE to George Mason University including shows and performances at the Center for the Arts, and Eagle Bank Arena. Enjoy the nearby parks/ nature trails at Ratcliffe Park and Van Dyke Park. Commuter's dream with easy access to major commuter routes like Rt 50/Rt 29/Rt 66, 495/95/395 and a metro bus stop at the subdivision for transport to nearby Vienna Metro station. Look no further --YOU ARE HOME!!

4190 Governor Yeardley Lane, Fairfax

$913,500
4 Beds 3 Baths VAFC2004660 MLS CLOSED Status
This AMAZING split level is dripping with modern farmhouse charm - so many details and stylish improvements. The large open foyer flows to dining/kitchen - so bright and clean! Eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, gas cooking & pretty tile backsplash. Don't miss the cabinet undermount lighting and the cool special glass washer in the sink! Hardwoods and tile flooring throughout....no carpet! Large sunroom addition with vaulted ceiling, skylights, wrapped in windows and custom built in bar area is stunning AND relaxing. The natural light is abundant. Upstairs primary suite has a new, giant custom walk in closet, it's own full bath and a 2nd walk in closet. Two lovely bedrooms with new closet system share a full hallway bath. Downstairs is a big den with a full wall of brick and cozy wood burning fireplace. (Note 1: extensive work & improvements done on the fireplace. It's technically a "wood stove with blower" and really keeps the place cozy all winter and helps lower the heating bills. ) Bedroom #4 is currently designed as the work-from-home office (handsome storage built ins!) can easily revert back to bedroom if you wish. Half bath has room to add a shower. The laundry and utility room has side door to the outside, into the fully fenced backyard. Carport has pull down attic storage, a BIG workshop (it gets good use!) and flows to backyard grilling porch. (Note 2: the workshop is conditioned air space and thus technically should have the sqft counted in an appraisal report. It is not added in the tax record or floorplan totals....you will notice the cool if you visit this hot weekend!) The pampered, healthy lawn is perfect stage for all the outdoor "living rooms" - newly added large deck with steel gazebo, firepit area with hardscape, swing, side deck with hot tub and privacy fence....all recently added. Outdoor entertaining or peace & quiet, you decide! Such a lovely oasis ! NO HOA !! Mosby Woods is a vibrant community close to all that City of Fairfax, Oakton/Vienna and Mosaic have to offer. It's also easy access to major commuter roads I66, Rte 50 and 29 to zip to 495 Beltway, and the Orange line Vienna/GMU metro is super close. Home has been carefully maintained and improved. HVAC replaced January 2014, hot water replaced June 2018, Roof replaced January 2018, kitchen appliances/countertop/backsplash/recessed lighting 2022, yard/hardscape/curb appeal improvements 2023. See full list of special features, systems & improvements list in documents section. This property is packed with charm and details! Seller to review offers as they are received. No deadline has been set but seller reserves the right to do so based on interest. Thanks for your interest!

10239 Brigade Drive, Fairfax

$855,000
3 Beds 4 Baths VAFC2004714 MLS CLOSED Status
Welcome to your new residence in the heart of Fairfax City! This delightful and well-illuminated townhome provides a harmonious blend of coziness, convenience, and an exceptional location. Positioned within walking distance of downtown Old Town Fairfax and George Mason University, this property is perfect for those seeking the best of Fairfax. The townhouse features three generously-sized bedrooms and three full and one-half bathrooms, encompassing over 2,600 square feet of sophisticated living space. Accessible from the garage on the ground level, you'll discover a versatile area suitable for a recreation room, extra living space, home office, or gym, complete with a full bathroom and wine cellar. The main level showcases an inviting living room, expansive dining area, and a gourmet kitchen equipped with a gas range, updated stainless steel appliances, double oven, and granite countertops. This level also includes a convenient half bathroom and access to a backyard and deck, complemented by a retractable awning for shade. On the third level you will find three bedrooms and two full bathrooms awaiting with a convenient laundry room. The primary bedroom features an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in closet with a built-in safe. Additional highlights of this luxurious townhouse include real oak hardwood floors on the main level, a garage with built-in storage cabinets, a basement-level built-in desk with ample storage—ideal for remote work. The wine cellar on the lower level can accommodate 168 bottles of wine and 72 bottles of champagne. Nestled near town hall in Fairfax City, this property offers convenient access to a variety of dining venues and cafes. It's just a short stroll to historic Old Town Fairfax, renowned for its charming ambiance, local shops, and cultural activities. The proximity to George Mason University makes it an ideal choice for students, faculty, or anyone looking to be close to campus. Easy access to major commuter routes such as I-66 and Route 50, along with public transportation options, further enhances the appeal of this location. Situated on a street that prohibits through traffic, this townhouse provides a serene and tranquil setting. Don't miss out on this opportunity to own an exquisite townhouse in one of Fairfax City's most sought-after neighborhoods!

10459 Courtney Drive, Fairfax

$799,000
3 Beds 3 Baths VAFC2004808 MLS COMING SOON Status
Welcome to your dream home nestled in a serene park-like setting! This wonderful property offers a picturesque backdrop with lush trees, a peaceful stream, and beautiful views of Ashby Pond in the winter. Enjoy the best of outdoor living with a spacious screened/plexiglass porch that leads to a charming patio, perfect for grilling and relaxing in the hot tub. Inside, you'll find gleaming wood floors throughout the main and bedroom levels, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen is a delight with windows overlooking the backyard and featuring white cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, and it seamlessly opens to the dining room for easy entertaining. Baths have significant updates too. With no HOA to worry about, you'll have the freedom to make this home truly your own. The property also boasts a new roof and front stoop, ensuring peace of mind for years to come. The two-car garage provides ample parking and storage space. Be sure to notice the extra storage area under porch. Location is key, and this home has it all. A free Cue bus stop at the front of the neighborhood offers convenient access to George Mason University, Vienna Metro, and an array of shops. For outdoor enthusiasts, bike and walking paths are just a stone's throw away. Don't miss the opportunity to own this exceptional home in a highly desirable area. Schedule your visit today and experience the perfect blend of nature and convenience!

9809 Ashby Rd, Fairfax

$835,000
4 Beds 2 Baths VAFC2004802 MLS COMING SOON Status
Professional pictures will be available Wed, July 17th! Discover this unique and fully renovated 4-bedroom home, with the potential for a 5th bedroom, in the highly sought-after Daniels Run Woods neighborhood. Walking distance to downtown Fairfax City, Daniels Run Trail, and Country Club Hills swimming pool and tennis courts, this charming residence boasts modern updates throughout, including an updated kitchen, roof, HVAC and bathrooms, a freshly painted deck, and new landscaping. Enjoy multiple outdoor patio areas and a versatile shed that can be converted into a tiny house. Significant investments ($11K) have been made to redo the attic with new insulation. The home features a historic lower level with a kitchen and dining room from 1929, a bedroom and full bath perfect for an au pair or in-law suite with its private entrance, and a main level with a primary bedroom and cozy attic bedroom. The highlight is the converted garage, now a spacious living area with endless possibilities, adjacent to a naturally lit 4th bedroom with French doors leading to the back porch. This home offers a perfect blend of historic charm and modern convenience. Daniels Run Trail, known for its scenic beauty, offers miles of walking and biking paths, wildlife viewing, and serene wooded areas. The Country Club Hills pool, home of the Sharks swim team, is perfect for family fun and recreation. This is a commuter's dream with easy access to all major commuting routes, including 495, 66, and the Vienna Metro.

3605 Colony Rd, Fairfax

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Fairfax City, VA, Real Estate

The City of Fairfax is an independent city separate from Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. It's a small enclave that also goes by the names Old Town Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, and Fairfax City. It sits only 17 miles away from Washington D.C, which makes houses for sale in Fairfax City a great option for those who have to commute. It has several beautiful parks and well-laid-out bike trails for getting around. The city also has a rich history and blends the old with the new. In the middle of Fairfax City is Old Town Square, where the community gets together for events and celebrations throughout the year.

Fairfax City History

Fairfax City was once known as the sleepy town of Providence. It wasn't until its dairy industry took off that the town was transformed into an exciting commerce hub during the late 19th century.

Fairfax City gets its name from Thomas Fairfax, who was given 5 million acres of land in the northern Virginia area by King Charles. What has now become Fairfax City was originally settled by farmers from the Tidewater region in the 18th century. The first land battle to take place in the Civil War took place in the city in 1861, also known as the Battle of Fairfax Court House. Two years later, a second battle took place that saw the defeat of Union troops and caused a delay to the movements of the Confederate cavalry, which affected Gettysburg a few days later.

In 1859, Fairfax was officially designated as the Town of Fairfax. In 1874, it was incorporated as a town and then incorporated as a city in 1961, when it was separated from Fairfax County and became an independent city.

One of the oldest historic buildings in Fairfax is what used to be the Fairfax County Courthouse, first established in 1742. The courthouse was moved to Alexandria in 1752, where they built a new courthouse. From there, the old courthouse building in the city changed hands a few times during the Civil War.

The Fairfax Public School building is the oldest two-story site in the city, having been built in 1873. It has been the home for elementary, special and adult education, as well as being used to train cadets in the police academy. In 1992, it was turned into the Fairfax Museum. There is also a town hall building that was built by Joseph Edward Willard in 1900 and gifted to the town and is now known as Old Town Hall, home to the Fairfax Art League and Huddleston Library.

Living In Fairfax City

The Fairfax City real estate market has a fairly dense suburban vibe with most of the residents owning their homes in Fairfax City. There is also a nice variety of parks, restaurants and shops, and the public schools are rated above average.

Fairfax has been rated 11 of 165 of the best suburbs for young professionals, 38 of 281 of the best places to retire in Virginia, and 57 of 165 of the most diverse suburbs of Virginia. In 2009, it was also voted third out of the 25 best places to live by Forbes Magazine. Homes in Fairfax are peaceful and just a short drive to D.C., where you have access to all the amenities you would expect to find in a cosmopolitan area.

With one of the best-ranked public school systems in the U.S., leading-edge facilities for healthcare, high rates of employment, a low crime rate, and many beautiful open green spaces, it's no wonder homebuyers love the houses for sale in Fairfax City and all they have to offer.

There is a wide variety of homes for sale in Fairfax City, including modern condos, single-family detached homes, large luxury estates, and townhomes. You can enjoy contemporary life living near the heart of the city or the peace of living in communities with lovely tree-lined streets and suburban lots that are beautifully landscaped. There is something in the Fairfax City real estate market for every budget and lifestyle.

Fairfax City has a livability score of 76 out of 100, with easy-to-access commuter options and public transportation, well-made lanes for bicycling, and grocery stores, restaurants, shops and other amenities within walking distance. You can easily visit popular sites such as the Center for the Arts and the National Air and Space Museum.

Getting Around Fairfax City 

Fairfax City is served by the Metro Orange Line at Vienna Station, which is just a mile from the city limits. It's 17 miles from Washington D.C and has easy access to major roads, such as I-95, I-66, 395 beltway, and 495 beltway. Three miles south of the city is the Virginia Railway Express at Burke Center station. These routes give you convenient access to other areas of Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. Homes in Fairfax City are also served by the Washington Metrobus and the city's own CUE (City-University-Energysaver) bus service.

The CUE bus service is a separate service from Fairfax County's Fairfax Connecter service. It's unique because it runs off of electricity, consuming much less fuel. It has two looped routes that run between the Vienna Metro station and George Mason University. On the east side of the city, you have Green Loop routes 1 and 2, which run counterclockwise, and on the west side, you have Gold Loop Routes 1 and 2, which run clockwise.

The CUE service also serves all of Fairfax City's major activity centers, such as Kamp Washington, downtown, Fairfax City Mall, the historic Old Town Fairfax, and Fairfax Circle.

Fairfax City Neighborhoods

There are many neighborhoods to call home in the Fairfax City real estate market, giving you a mix of suburban and urban options to live in. Houses for sale in Fairfax City have convenient access to the city center and its variety of amenities.

Fairfax City 

To start off, we have homes for sale in Fairfax City, which has become one of Virginia's most loved places to live for all-ages households and young professionals alike. It has a diverse and vibrant community, bustling nightlife, historic and recreational parks and sites, coffee shops, restaurants, and convenient access for those who have to commute to work each day. It's also been rated as one of the best high school neighborhoods in the Fairfax City real estate market.

Houses for sale in Fairfax City are a mix of residential properties with elegant architectural styles, such as contemporary, colonial, ranch and split-level homes. A majority of the homes for sale in Fairfax City are located in single-family home neighborhoods, but you will also find condos and townhomes located in some of the mixed-use developments. 

Residents can enjoy the small-town, laid-back atmosphere that City of Fairfax real estate has to offer, along with its amazing destinations that blend the old with the new. It's also an area where you can find many government-based jobs due to its proximity to D.C. Whether you are living in the heart of the city itself or just outside of its downtown section, there is a lot to enjoy and do, from its nightlife to its rich history.

Comstock

Comstock is a well-established townhome cluster in the Fairfax real estate market. In fact, it is one of the original quintessential townhome communities in the City of Fairfax. This small community is home to about 250 townhomes that were built during the 1970s. Homes here consist of two above-ground levels and a basement. There is a nice variety of home sizes and affordability options.

This neighborhood of the Fairfax real estate market is only two and a half miles from both the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University. With the neighborhood being just outside of downtown, it gives you convenient access to one of Fairfax City's most eclectic shopping centers. It's also a few minutes away from I-495.

Cambridge Station

Cambridge Station was given the first Better Living Design Award in 1968. It consists of mid-sized family homes and townhomes for sale in Fairfax. This well-established community in the Fairfax real estate market is surrounded by parks, playgrounds, trails for hiking, large open fields, and sports courts. What you can't find in the neighborhood, you can find a short distance away in downtown Fairfax. Residents love that this neighborhood is clean and well maintained, and it has large yards, woods, trees and fabulous architecture.

Great Oaks

Great Oaks has many larger-sized family homes for sale in Fairfax and is a well-established community that was first built between 1973 and 1983. The 130 homes in this neighborhood have lot sizes between 3,400 to 4,800 square feet. While many don't have large yards, they do have a lot of outdoor space in the form of multi-level decks and patios. This community in the Fairfax real estate market is nestled among towering mature oak trees, giving it a feeling of living in the woods. Homes are earth-toned and made of brick and wood to blend in nicely with the green spaces. 

Fairfax homes here are contemporary and come in 15 styles and a range of sizes. Great Oaks also sits across from the Army Navy Country Club and has been home to a number of military households through the years. The neighborhood has one road in and out of it, with cul-de-sacs branching off, so there is no through traffic to worry about.

One thing many of the residents love is how close Great Oaks is to downtown Fairfax, which is within walking distance. The location provides a nice blend of living in a suburban wooded area while still having access to the amenities that a city has to offer. 

Ardmore/Joyce Heights

This is an urban neighborhood in the Fairfax real estate market with homes being primarily medium to large townhouses and single-family homes. The neighborhood was built between 1940 and 1969. Twelve percent of the residents are enrolled in college courses, so things tend to be quieter in the summer months. Ardmore/Joyce Heights has been listed as one of the best Fairfax real estate choices to live for college students. 

There are a number of row houses and attached homes, giving many of the neighborhood's areas charm and ambiance. The styles of homes can change from one block to another, so there is a lot of variety.

Areas Just Outside Fairfax City 

These are popular neighborhoods located just outside Fairfax City:

Mantua

Mantua is worth mentioning because it sits just on the outskirts of the Fairfax real estate market. Many residents love the area for its sense of community, making it a much sought-after place to live. It sits between Little River Turnpike and Route 50 and consists of single-family homes and midcentury architecture. It has a mix of styles, such as split-levels, ramblers, modern and colonial homes, many of which rest on a large lot of land. Being a much older neighborhood, everyone here knows their neighbors and the schools are highly rated. 

Vienna

This is a lovely picturesque town just outside Fairfax. It's considered to be very walkable and also great for biking. It hosts yearly events, such as Oktoberfest, and has a lot of other great sites to visit. Everything you need can be found within walking distance, including restaurants and shops in the Vienna Shopping Center. You can also find many locally-owned shops throughout the area, and Fairfax is about seven miles away. 

Vienna offers a lot for nature lovers. From ornamental gardens in the Meadowlark Botanical Garden to its sprawling gardens and walking paths, there are many breathtaking views you can enjoy. Homes here are primarily mid- to large-sized single-family homes.

Vienna has some of the best schools, including community colleges and universities. It's very community-oriented and has been rated as one of Virginia's safest towns. It's also good for commuters because it is only 15 minutes outside of D.C. 

Fairfax City Housing Market

Most of the neighborhoods in the Fairfax real estate market are experiencing a competitive seller's market right now. Fairfax homes are ideally located close to D.C., and the population here has grown, so you will find home prices in some areas are on the higher side while still being cheaper than homes in D.C. Homes for sale in Fairfax include single-family home communities, as well as condominium communities and mixed-use developments.

Fairfax City Schools

If you buy a home in Fairfax City, you will have access to high-ranking schools, supported by their hometown communities and educational programs of the Fairfax County Public School District, which include:

  • Fairfax High School
  • Lanier Middle School
  • Providence Elementary School
  • Daniels Run Elementary School

Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts

Fairfax Academy is a school within a school, being part of Fairfax High School. Here you can take specialized courses alongside your regular school curriculum. Courses are taught by industry professionals and the focus is on getting students ready for college and preparing for a career in fashion, dance, photography or music. It has its own working television studio, a lab for editing and composing music, a language lab, and the county's only digital photography course. Facilities at the academy include:

  • A professional lab for television production
  • A professional photography studio
  • A professional actors studio/music theater

George Mason University

This is one of the biggest universities in Virginia, home to more than 37,000 students from 130 countries. George Mason is known for its high-standard programs in law, business, economics, creative writing, and computer science.

Virginia International University

This university aims to offer a learning environment that is positive and of a high standard for students worldwide. The programs were created to allow for flexibility in order to help students create their own study path.

Real Estate Taxes

The property taxes in Northern Virginia can vary depending on what county and city you are in. There are situations where you may pay both city and county taxes. Property taxes for Fairfax homes tend to fall around the national average of 1.08 percent.

Are You Ready to Move to Fairfax City?

We've only touched on a few of the wonderful things you can do and enjoy living in a Fairfax City home. There are so many amenities that are within walking distance or a short drive away from Fairfax real estate, including gorgeous parks with walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas, a thriving nightlife in Downtown Fairfax, and a rich history that will make any history lover happy. The Fairfax City real estate market has many neighborhoods and homes that will fit any budget. Its highly ranked education system and closeness to D.C. and other larger cities in Virginia make it a great option for households of all ages. If you're ready to make your move to a Fairfax City home, give our expert team a call today at 703-462-0700. We'll help you find your dream house for sale in Fairfax.