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Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
1 Bedroom$1,360 - $1,700
2 Bedrooms$1,645 - $1,975
3 Bedrooms$2,330 - $2,485
Fairfax, Virginia, 22033
1 Bedroom$1,254 - $2,369
2 Bedrooms$1,424 - $2,646
3 Bedrooms$1,909 - $3,464
Fairfax, Virginia, 22031
1 Bedroom$1,226 - $2,258
2 Bedrooms$1,552 - $3,435
3 Bedrooms$1,803 - $3,786
Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
1 Bedroom$1,395 - $1,495
2 Bedrooms$1,625 - $1,875
3 Bedrooms$1,965 - $2,025
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Fairfax apartments are expertly laid out near city points of interest and appealing during all four seasons - among Fairfax's beautiful and far flung neighborhoods you will find the ideal apartment for you and your family.
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 2.9% 7.9% -5.0% $10,000 to $14,999 1.5% 5.3% -3.8% $15,000 to $19,999 2.2% 5.5% -3.3% $20,000 to $24,999 3.4% 6.0% -2.6% $25,000 to $29,999 3.0% 6.1% -3.1% $30,000 to $34,999 3.3% 6.0% -2.7% $35,000 to $39,999 5.5% 5.8% -0.3% $40,000 to $44,999 5.8% 5.6% +0.2% $45,000 to $49,999 4.1% 5.0% -0.9% $50,000 to $59,999 10.8% 9.2% +1.6% $60,000 to $74,999 13.2% 11.1% +2.1% $75,000 to $99,999 18.0% 11.4% +6.6% $100,000 to $124,999 8.9% 6.2% +2.7% $125,000 to $149,999 7.3% 3.3% +4.0% $150,000 to $199,999 6.3% 3.0% +3.3% $200,000 or more 4.1% 2.7% +1.4%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 6.6% 6.0% +0.6% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.8% 12.1% -0.3% 15.0% to 19.9% 17.0% 15.5% +1.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 15.7% 13.8% +1.9% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.7% 10.9% +1.8% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.7% 7.6% +1.1% 35.0% to 39.9% 2.7% 5.1% -2.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.0% 6.3% -0.3% 50.0% or more 15.2% 14.9% +0.3% Not computed 3.6% 7.7% -4.1%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.5% 13.4% +0.1% 25 to 34 years 33.7% 30.0% +3.7% 35 to 44 years 24.5% 23.6% +0.9% 45 to 54 years 15.4% 14.4% +1.0% 55 to 64 years 6.9% 7.3% -0.4% 65 to 74 years 3.1% 5.2% -2.1% 75 to 84 years 2.0% 4.3% -2.3% 85 years and over 0.9% 1.7% -0.8%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 22.6% 33.1% -10.5% 30 to 44 minutes 31.7% 25.4% +6.3% 45 to 59 minutes 20.5% 14.8% +5.7% 60 or more minutes 25.2% 26.7% -1.5%
Source: 2000 Census
Fairfax is a lovely and historic small city which is considered a suburb of Washington, D.C. Settled by farmers as early as 1700, it has remained a sought after area for living.
The area has a rich history which has been well preserved in both its buildings and in the history books. If you enjoy living history, and beautiful countryside, then finding an apartment in Fairfax will be a life changing experience.
Parks and Festivals
The city is home to George Mason University as well as the nation's largest community college which is adjacent to the city limits. Mason greatly contributes to Fairfax's cultural life with its performing arts center. There's an historical museum too which merits a visit.
There are any number of festivals which take place in Fairfax and there will always be one that is interesting. Fairfax County has over 18,000 acres of park lands so virtually every outdoor pursuit can be found here.
A City with Heart
The most historic section of the city is referred to as Old Town. There are a number of newly built condos and high rises which are a great juxtaposition to perfectly preserved period homes. The search for your Fairfax apartment will show you what a range this city has. From large complexes with every possible amenity to older, smaller buildings with period charm, there's a wide variety to select from. Expect tree lined streets, a small town feel, and lots of heart.
Since Fairfax is a very small city, there will be great places to eat nearby either within the city limits or just a few blocks away in other towns. Some of the favorites are Artie's Restaurant, where trying the banana pudding is a 'must', along with Bellisimo for fantastic Italian food. You'll find a number of pub type places that serve good meals, and there's bound to be one close to your Fairfax apartment for you to become a regular at.
For some nightlife within the city limits, give Bridge's a try. They often have very good music and the crowd is upbeat - a good place to make some new friends. Nearer to George Mason University, you'll find plenty of college type hangouts which are fun for beer and burgers. Give Auld Shebeen a shot. It's a traditional Irish pub that has different types of music. There's always a crowd and it's always lively.
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Fairfax Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Fairfax have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In March the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Fairfax apartment cost $1,443. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Fairfax apartment was $1,848 in March. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in March was $2,115. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Fairfax rentals listed below.
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Is Fairfax a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
Fairfax is a pretty walkable town and between bus service and the George Mason University metro station, you might not need a car for going to work, but you'll sure probably want one for weekends and errands.
What neighborhoods in Fairfax are good for eating out?
All along the Lee Highway are so many restaurants both chain and locally owned that it's often tough to make a decision. The Main Street area downtown has several great places. Check out Red, Hot and Blue for great Southern barbeque along with some good blues music.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Fairfax?
Start your weekend out with a round of golf at one of Fairfax's many golf courses, like the Penderbrook Golf Club, the Fair Oaks Golf Park, or the Country Club of Fairfax. Then be sure to soak up some of the local culture at the Blenheim historic home and farm or the Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden. Don't forget to check out some of the local museums like Fairfax's National Air and Space Museum or the National Firearms Museum, and then round out your weekend with some nice relaxation at the local Rose Garden Aesthetic Care.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Fairfax for being outdoors with pets?
The best places in Fairfax for being outdoors with pets are in its 279 acres of public parklands and over 21 miles of trails. In Fairfax proper, all dogs must be kept on leash when enjoying the city's parks and other outdoor areas. However, there are some dog parks in surrounding towns in Fairfax County, including Baron Canyon, Blake Lane, Chandon, Grist Mill, Rock Hill District Park, Mason District, and South Run. Bull Run Regional Park and Conway Robinson Memorial State Forest and are larger parks outside of Fairfax that are also conducive to playing with pets.
Are there museums in Fairfax or nearby?
Yes. In fact, Fairfax is home to a few museums. The Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center curates exhibitions on city history and offers walking tours of Old Town Fairfax and the city's historic buildings in the spring and fall. Operated by the NRA, the National Firearms Museum features 15 galleries displaying 2,700 guns that span more than six centuries. The Cold War Museum is dedicated to the education, preservation, and research on the multifold confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union; however, the collections are still in progress.