Fairfax City, VA Homes For Sale

Fairfax City, also known as the City of Fairfax or simply Fairfax, is an independent city of about 24,000 residents located naturally, in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia. Apart from having an easy to remember name, it also just happens to have been ranked number 3 in Forbes Top 25 Places to Live Well. That's something worth keeping in mind if you're shopping for a home in the area. Figuring into Forbes' ranking was a strong public school system, a high median salary and a high ratio of entrepreneurship in the community. To learn more about Fairfax City, VA homes for sale, take a closer look at the available MLS listings below:

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Fairfax City, VA Homes For SaleWhen it comes to homes for sale in Fairfax City, you'll find a mix of about 54% single-family homes, 38% condos and the rest rentals. The median list price is about $500,000 with a sure and steady rise in values. The overall affordability of homes here might surprise some, given the high Forbes ranking. This isn't to say that there aren't pricy listings – in fact there is a strong market her for million dollar-plus custom homes. The simple truth is that the city offers an uncommonly wide range of options and that itself plays into its popularity.

While some neighboring communities like Fair Oaks and Fair Lakes were residentially developed during the post-World War boom, Fairfax City has a lengthier history, settled in the early 1800's by farmers. There are a number of historic buildings that are still standing, including the former Fairfax County Courthouse, built in 1742. As for residences, it's not uncommon to find homes for sale dating back to the early 1900's, most have which have been nicely restored and added on to. Older styles include Victorian, Colonial, Queen Anne Revival, Craftsman and Arts & Crafts. 

Overall, Fairfax City offers a terrific blend of old and new. While the population has grown over the years, there's still a distinctive sense of charm. The Old Town Plaza offers new mixed-use developments including boutique retail and sidewalk cafes, tastefully mixed in with original historic architecture. Among its several highly-regarded schools, Fairfax High School was recently awarded the prestigious gold medal ranking from US News and World Report.

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Listing information last updated on June 17th, 2019 at 2:30am EDT.