Fairfax Real Estate
Fairfax is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2015, the population was 24,013.
The City of Fairfax is an enclave within Fairfax County. However, Fairfax County is a separate political entity. The City of Fairfax, and the area immediately surrounding the historical border of the City of Fairfax, also officially designated by Fairfax County as “Fairfax”, both comprise the county seat of Fairfax County.
Situated in Northern Virginia, Fairfax is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fairfax is 16 miles (26 kilometers) southwest of Washington, D.C. Washington Metro’s Orange Line serves Fairfax through its Vienna Station. CUE Bus and Metrobus operate in Fairfax.
George Mason University (GMU), Virginia’s largest public institution, is located in Fairfax. In 2013, 33,917 students attended GMU. Virginia International University, an international school, is situated in Fairfax.