Situated in the Northern Virginia region, Fairfax forms part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Forbes commended Fairfax for its strong public school system, high median salary, and a rate of sole proprietors per capita that ranks it in the top 1% nationwide.

What to See

Fair Fax has a handful of museums and places to see, one of the more notable museums is the National Firearms Museum and the Fairfax Museum. One of the other places to see is the Center for the Arts run by George Mason University. This theatre hosts many different performances, from dance groups to musicals.

What to Do

Check out the Cinema Arts Theatre for a show or check out the venue at The Patriot Center for a concert.

Where to Shop

Fairfax has many shops and traditional malls, check out the Fairfax Corner, Fair Oaks Mall, or the Fairfax Towne Center for your next day of shopping, you won’t be disappointed.

Local Businesses, Restaurants & Employers

Where to Eat

Some of Fairfax’s most highly reviewed restaurants.

Artie’s Incorporated – American

Wegmans Market Cafe – International

Mazadar Kabob – Middle Eastern


Fairfax has many ways to get around. The Metrobus operates routes in many parts of Fairfax County including Annandale, Burke, Baileys Crossroads, Seven Corners, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fort Belvoir, and Springfield. You may catch Metrobus at any Metrorail station or at any of the Metrobus bus stop signs along the route.

There are Metrorail stations in or near Fairfax County on the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. All Metrorail stations in Fairfax County are served by Metrobus and the Fairfax Connector. Many of these stations also offer daily parking facilities and bicycle racks.

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter rail service with two major lines. One originates in Manassas and the other originates in Fredericksburg-operating to and from Union Station in Washington, D.C. Five stations are available to commuters in Fairfax County.


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