Homes For Sale in Fairfax City Virginia

Homes For Sale In Fairfax City

This page is dedicated to anyone looking for different types of homes for sale in Fairfax City VA. You may be looking from out of state to relocate. Or possibly, moving from a different area in Northern Virginia.

Either way, I am here to help you with your real estate goals. There are lots of nuances to the market. Every market is different. Even in Fairfax you will find areas affected by different factors.

I lived in Fairfax City for two decades of my life. I have watched it transform over the years. If you are looking to buy a home in the area, I can help you navigate the different types of homes and neighborhoods.

If you have any questions, get in touch now.


There are a good selection of townhome clusters in Fairfax City. There are some neighborhoods of older townhomes and also areas of newer luxury townhomes.

Covington is a good example. If you are looking for townhomes in the greater Fairfax area, check out my guide here.

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Condos make up a good portion of homes for sale in Fairfax City. There are a couple of large condo buildings that are sought after by both investors and homeowners.

Lyndhurst is a great example of a community on Main St. in Fairfax.

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Single Family Homes

The majority of sales in Fairfax City are detached single family homes. There are some great neighborhoods in the area. The lots area relatively large, and have mature trees and some park lands.

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New Homes

Depending on the condition of the market, there are a selection of new construction homes to choose from. This is a combination of single family homes where an old home was, and also some condo and townhome communities.

For more information about new homes in Northern VA, check out my new home guide.

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More About Fairfax City

Rated Number 3 in the Forbes Magazine “Top 25 Places To Live Well” in 2009, Fairfax City is one of the best places to live outside of the Washington D.C. area.

Not only is Fairfax City a beautiful location, but it has one of the strongest public school systems, a high median salary, and ranks in the top 1% for small businesses nationwide. Because of this, Fairfax City has a historically strong economy as well as a lot of unique businesses, shops, and restaurants.

Things To Do In Fairfax City

Downtown Fairfax City has underwent a large redevelopment in 2005. The historic old town District was completely redone.

The Fairfax Library was also rebuilt, with a new parking garage and several multipurpose rooms, and the block across the street was remodeled with multiple shops and businesses and a large 4 story parking garage.

Some favorite chain restaurants were put in, like Panera, Potbelly’s, and The Greene Turtle (update 2019: closed), as well as smaller more unique family run restaurants.

For example Victoria’s Cakery, a small business that makes and sells an assortment of baked goods and makes the best cakes in the area. Especially their white chocolate raspberry cake with white chocolate shavings on top.

Several shops and clothing stores were added as well. Like Fair Trade Winds (update 2019: now in Mosaic District), a family run business providing certified fair trade and environmentally sustainable products supporting artisans.

They have products from farmers, and crafts people from both the local area and other parts of the world.

Old Town Fairfax also hosts numerous festivals and events. These include the Chocolate Lover’s Festival, the Fall Festival, Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, The Holiday Craft Show, the Festival of Lights and Carols, and more.

Fairfax City also has the distinction of being surrounded by a multitude of parks and beautiful outdoor spaces as well, making it the perfect combination of business and leisure.

Van Dyke Park, right next to Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church, has a skate park, multiple playgrounds, basketball courts, a soccer field, and paths for walking, biking, or running. Most of the large surrounding neighborhoods have pools and parks, like Mosby Woods, Green Acres, and Fairfax Villa, and the Oak Mar Rec Center.

George Mason University is located just down the street from Old Town Fairfax, and hosts numerous shows and sporting events at Eagle Bank Arena and the Aquatic Center.

There are also several top rated high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in and near Fairfax City. This includes Fairfax High School, Woodson High School, Frost Middle School, Lanier Middle School, Daniels Run Elementary, and more.

Moving to Fairfax City VA

Fairfax City is one of the most beautiful and convenient locations to live; just outside of Washington D.C. and the perfect combination of city and suburb.

The center of Fairfax County, it provides a mixture of vintage charm with innovation and unique experiences. This makes it the perfect place to live for anyone who wants the convenience of a city but the feeling of a community.

Will Rodgers

Will is an award winning real estate agent, author and high tech marketing expert. Adopting a consultative approach he has helped hundreds of clients meet their real estate goals in the Northern VA real estate market.