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City of Fairfax, Virginia


City of Fairfax, Virginia
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The City of Fairfax, Virginia is an independent city near Washington, DC. It is the county seat and a separate entity from Fairfax County. The historic section of town is referred to as Old Town Fairfax or Historic Fairfax and was founded in 1799. During the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, the City of Fairfax was frequented by George Washington, George Mason, and William Fairfax. Today, the historic community is thriving and is known for its shopping, dining, cultural arts performances and festivals.


The City of Fairfax is located approximately 15 miles west of Washington, DC and just south of I-66.


According to the 2000 census, the City of Fairfax is home to 22,422 residents. The race breakdown (2005) is as follows: White: 77.3%; Black: 6.5%; Asian: 14.3%; Hispanic/Latino: 13.1%. Population under age 18: 20.9%; 65 and over: 14.2%; Median household income: $69,704 (2004); Persons below poverty level 5.0% (2004).

Public transportation

Fairfax Connector Bus System
City of Fairfax CUE Bus system

City of Fairfax Major Attractions

City of Fairfax Annual Events

Chocolate Lovers Festival
Celebrate Fairfax
Fairfax Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Fall for the Book Festival
Fall for Fairfax Festival
First Fairfax

City of Fairfax Website


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