Located west of Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Fairfax County mixes modern urban development with swathes of greenery. With a strong job market, convenient access to Washington, D.C. and plenty of things to do, it’s a great place to call home.
A Rich History
Fairfax County dates back almost 300 years. The area has a rich history that you can still see in preserved historic buildings, Civil War campsites and Native American hunting camps. Spend an afternoon touring George Washington’s picturesque Mount Vernon estate, or see the Space Shuttle Discovery live in person at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
A Dynamic Community
On average, Fairfax County residents spend 31 minutes commuting. Washington, D.C. is only a few miles away and is easy to access thanks to major roads like I-66 and VA-267. The metro, buses and trains also connect residents to D.C. and other hubs.
Fairfax County is home to a dynamic community of professionals in industries like IT and professional services. You’ll also find Dulles Expo Center and the headquarters of the CIA and of several Fortune 500 companies here, including Capital One Financial and Hilton Worldwide Holdings, just to name a couple.
Plus, the county has an exciting future ahead with a strategic plan for growth that focuses on innovating and creating new opportunities for everyone.
Things To Do In Fairfax County, Virginia
As a resident of Fairfax County, you’ll find that learning can be fun with activities like visiting the living history farm at Frying Pan Farm Park.
For those who are passionate about the arts, the Workhouse Arts Center offers a wide range of classes and workshops, while the James Lee Community Center puts on stage productions regularly. Fairfax County is also known for its festivals and concert series that bring people together in the summertime.
There are plenty of outdoor activities to explore, from hiking the Fairfax Cross Country Trail to kayaking on Burke Lake or biking at Fountainhead Regional Park or Hemlock Overlook Regional Park.
Shopping and dining options are another thing that make Fairfax County an exciting place to call home. Fair City Mall, Fair Oaks Mall, and Reston Town Center are the spots to go for some retail therapy. Areas like Chantilly offer eateries with great food served in a comfortable setting, like the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar or the Megabytes Eatery.
The Retreat at Westfields
Located in Chantilly, the Retreat at Westfields is the latest community from Craftmark Homes.
Three- and four-level townhomes with gorgeous brick and stone exteriors rest in an idyllic setting with plenty of green spaces. You’ll feel right at home thanks to features like luxurious kitchens, spacious owner’s bedrooms and private decks. Plus, our Energy Star Certified construction means you’ll save on expenses, too. The community also has walkable retail and eateries, so you’ll be able to step outside for a quick break or spend a weekend afternoon relaxing close to home.
Fairfax County is a unique mix of the old and the new with its historic buildings and vibrant business community. It’s an exciting place to call home for those looking to be near Washington, D.C., while enjoying the perks of suburban living.
Contact us today to learn more about our award-winning townhomes and the lifestyle that awaits you at the Retreat at Westfields!