About Fairfax County
Fairfax County, Virginia is one of the most exciting and dynamic places to live, work, and raise a family in the entire United States. With its proximity to Washington, D.C. and other major employment centers, there is a stable and well paid workforce. Fairfax County boasts one of the nation’s best public school systems. There is also access to world class universities and colleges, both in state and within miles of the local area. The housing market is vibrant due to the exceptional employment opportunities that are available here. This is one of the few places in the country where home prices are actually increasing! With world class dining, shopping, public transportation, and the sightseeing in our nation’s capital which attracts tourists from all over the world, it is no wonder that Fairfax County shows up annually on Forbes’ list of the richest counties in America.
Fairfax County is bounded on the north and southeast by the Potomac River. Across the river to the northeast is Washington, D.C. Across the river to the north is Montgomery County. Across the river to the southeast are Prince Georges County, Maryland and Charles County, Maryland. The county is partially bounded on the north and east by Arlington County and the independent cities of Alexandria and Falls Church. It is bounded on the west by Loudoun County, and on the south by Prince William County. >> More