Fairfax City, VA Homes For Sale
True to its name, Fairfax City is an independent city in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia. What’s surprising is the sense of small town charm, along with the number of highly appealing single-family homes for sale. In truth, the community offers something for everybody—quiet tree-lined residential streets, great schools and a vibrant Old Town Plaza with popular restaurants and boutique retailers.How great is this little city of only 24,000 residents? So great that it is was recently ranked No. 3 in the Forbes Top 25 Places to Live Well. And the community’s residents live well indeed with a high median income and a high ratio of local entrepreneurship. They tend their garden well, so to speak, evidenced by successful businesses, a host of organized community events and obvious pride of ownership in the well-kept properties, from modest starter homes for sale to tasteful custom manors.
Unlike some of the larger surrounding suburbs, there were more recently developed, Fairfax City dates back hundreds of years with a number of significant historic structures, such as the original Fairfax County Courthouses, built in 1742 and still standing. You can also find some nice antique homes for sale, most of which have been lovingly restored and often expanded. Construction has continued at a fairly even, but managed pace, up to the present era. To learn more about Fairfax City, VA homes for sale, give us a call today!
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More About the Fairfax City Real Estate Market
But what about condos for sale? They do exist here, though not as prevalent as detached single-family homes. Prices start around $170,000 for small one-bedroom apartment-style units and rise in price quickly. The majority of condos for sale here are of the townhouse variety and they can get quite large and luxurious, topping out just shy of a million dollars.
As for single-family homes for sale, you can kind Ramblers and Split-levels starting things off at around $350,000, along with Cape Cods, Tudors, Colonials, Victorians and new custom construction. Prices rarely exceed $1.5 million—one of the many nice surprises about this popular little city is the relative affordability as compared to some of Washington Metro’s most expensive neighborhoods. Yes, it’s an affluent community but home prices are in line with the county median.
With a nearby Giant and Trader Joe’s markets, local residents don’t have far to go for groceries. There are shops, restaurants and movies, and an Old Town sector where new-mixed use development is tastefully incorporated around original historic architecture. And families with school-age children will be happy to know that Fairfax High School was recently honored with the prestigious gold medal ranking from US News and Report.