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10 Reasons to Move to Fairfax County

10 Reasons to Move to Fairfax County

If you’ve been looking to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area but are having trouble sorting through all the close-in options, consider Fairfax County, Virginia. You get the benefits of living near the nation’s capitol, but in a quieter area with a plethora of amenities. Here are our top 10 reasons to move to Fairfax County!

Fairfax has plenty to offer prospective residents, such as:

Proximity to Washington, D.C.

If you work in the capitol but need space to stretch out and don’t want to pay the price to live in the fifth most expensive city in the United States, Fairfax County is an excellent option. Fairfax also has ample access to one of the best subway systems in the nation, so you can hop on the Metro and avoid the infamous D.C. traffic.

Majestic Parks

In Fairfax, it’s easy to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get more in touch with nature. With dozens of regional and national parks in the county, you’ll never be far from a serene, relaxing getaway.

A Rich History

The history of Fairfax stretches back as far as the nation’s inception itself. Visit the historic home of America’s first president, George Washington, with a trip to Mount Vernon. Take the family to a courthouse built in 1800 or Civil War historic center to learn more about this important history.

Culture and Arts

This area has a true commitment to the arts. You can find a wealth art exhibits, concert halls, museums, and performance venues throughout the county. With many cultural festivals and celebrations throughout the year, along with destinations like Wolf Trap and the Udvar-Hazy Center, your calendar will never be empty.


There’s no shortage of posh places to shop either. There are upscale malls and shopping centers like Tysons Galleria and Fairfax Corner that you’ll love walking around in on a Saturday and remember, Washington, D.C. is just a few minutes away.

Nightlife Activities

After a long week at work, you’ll feel the need to relax and blow off some steam. Do this easily at one of the region’s many nightclubs, theaters, sports bars or music venues.


Being so close to the ocean, Fairfax has many fantastic options for fresh seafood. If mussels and crab cakes aren’t your thing, however, don’t worry. There are a variety of renowned restaurants that will suit your particular tastes. And for those who’d rather cook it themselves, get fresh ingredients for your culinary creations at one of the nearby farmer’s markets.

Wineries and Breweries

When you’re in the mood for something better than boxed wine or a domestic beer, Fairfax has you covered. Whether you’re into stouts, merlots, IPAs or anything in between, there’s a local option you’ll adore.

Seasonal Events

You can find a fun event in the area no matter the time of year. For current listings about upcoming events, check out this directory.

Great Schools

There are great public and private schools in the region. It’s one of the main reasons why Fairfax is such a good place to raise a family.

Craftmark Homes has been a premier home builder in the Washington D.C. area for more than 27 years. We choose prime locations in Fairfax County to build our communities. Right now there are opportunities to live at Liberty, Preserve at Westfields, and Towns at South Alex® – and you’ll love them for the reasons above, and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.