The six-square-mile jurisdiction in the heart of Northern Virginia was founded in 1805 as the Town of Providence. Known for its courthouse, it was for a time known as Fairfax Courthouse then as the Town of Fairfax. The City of Fairfax was established as the independent city in 1961. The city celebrates its past and embraces the future, and encourages it residents, business leaders and visitors to find out more about this fascinating city.
Nestled in the suburban expanse of the Washington DC metro region, the City of Fairfax, Virginia, with its hallmark landscaped and leafy street medians, is an oasis, unique and brimming with vitality that recently has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top three places to live in the nation.
It was, and still is, at the crossroads of Northern Virginia. It’s just 20 minutes from Washington, DC, with an attractive blend of commercial, office, retail and residential properties. It combines the charm of a small town with the opportunities of a thriving urban area.