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Do you enjoy hanging out in the city, being on the go, and being energized by the people and noise? Or do you feel energized by quietness, farm animals, and gardening, but don’t want total country? Fairfax has options for both city living and country living. There are a lot of places to see (if you enjoy being on the go), many activities, and plenty of places to eat, ranging from mom and pop joints to fancy restaurants. There is something for all of the different people on your list. Come visit Fairfax County, VA and you won’t be disappointed.

History of Fairfax County Virginia

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It was during the early parts of 1700 when farmers, once living in VA and Maryland, moved to this rural area to start farming. There is an interesting fabled story about this area: a Confederate Major John S. Mosby and his rangers’ raid captured a sleeping Union General Edwin Stoughton on March 9, 1863, but it can’t be proven.

It was during the late 19th century that the area went from conflict during the Civil War to one of commerce trading as dairy was a big commodity. This set into motion an economic boom with the building of churches, barns, schools, homes, and businesses. Of course, it was during the 20th century that changes came to Fairfax. Namely, restaurants and hotels materialized on an important route from VA to Washington, D.C., due to advancements in technology and transportation. Along with the changes, Fairfax High School became the first four-year high school in 1935.

It was after WWII that Fairfax County’s economic growth really took off with rapid growth in the areas of housing, business ventures, and population. Fairfax County quickly changed from a rural country to a booming suburban town. Over the years, the county continued to grow, including building what is known as George Mason University, a creative leader in higher education. Today, Fairfax County continues to grow and welcomes a multi-national community.

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Fairfax County Namesake

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Fairfax was named in 1742 after Thomas the Sixth Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron. The Baron was the first of his family to live on what was known as the Fairfax Land Grant, provided by King Charles I who had been exiled in 1649. The Baron’s father had married Catherine, the only daughter of Lord Culpeper, who had acquired the whole land. It was after that Lord Fairfax (as Thomas, the Sixth Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron was known) moved to VA for good during 1747, where he became good friends with George Washington, who was the land surveyor at the time. It pays to know people.

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Do you enjoy hanging out in the city, being on the go, and being energized by the people and noise? Or do you feel energized by quietness, farm animals, and gardening, but don’t want total country? Fairfax has options for both city living and country living. There are a lot of places to see (if you enjoy being on the go), many activities, and plenty of places to eat, ranging from mom and pop joints to fancy restaurants. There is something for all of the different people on your list. Come visit Fairfax County, VA and you won’t be disappointed.

Fairfax County, VA Demographics

During the latest 2022 Census, the population of Fairfax was reported to be 24,901. It also showed there was a higher percentage of whites (67.80%) than others (32.31%). In addition, education seems to be a bit lackadaisical with only 29.5% holding a graduate degree, despite Fairfax County having excellent schools. Also, Fairfax County has a split almost down the middle for employment rate (67.3%) versus labor force participation (70.5%). The unemployment rate is very low at 4.1%, despite education being lackadaisical, showing there is a good market for finding work.

What is interesting is according to a 2019 article, Fairfax County is home to ten Fortune 500 headquarters and companies. They have more Fortune 500 headquarters than thirty states, including the District of Columbia. Several well-known companies include Freddie Mac, Tysons, financial services, aerospace and defense, and technology. There are plenty of places to see work when buying land in Fairfax County, VA.

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There are many reasons to buy land in Fairfax County, and a few are simply the history of the place, the work-life at many of the Fortune 500 companies, the multi-cultural people, the land that is available, the top education offered, and the multitude of things to do with family, solo, or with friends. You won’t regret buying land here. Come for a visit and you just may not leave.

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