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Fairfax County, VA is second to none when it comes to luxury real estate properties in the Washington Metropolitan region. Homes and estates can soar well into mid-eight figure territory, especially in exclusive communities such as McLean that have long been favored by business leaders and political figures. The 400 square mile county, so rich in history and culture, offers many other sought-after areas to live from the waterfront to Hybla Valley mid-century modern neighborhoods. The real estate menu throughout Fairfax County is as well-rounded as you’ll find anywhere, and lifestyle amenities are equally celebrated.

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Fairfax County Real Estate Stats

Average Price $3.1M
Lowest Price $1.5M
Highest Price $33.9M
Total Listings 564
Avg. Price/SQFT $442

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The Washington Metro area includes Washington, DC, parts of Maryland and parts of Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the independent City of Alexandria. And while the City of Alexandria is incorporated as its own entity, there are a number of neighborhoods in the greater Alexandria area associated with Fairfax County.

Founded in 1742, the county’s roots date back even further to early colonial era land grants. Fairfax County is bound by Falls Church to the north, Arlington County to the northeast, the aforementioned City of Alexandria to the east, Prince William County to the south, Loudon Country to the west, and the Potomac River along sections of the northeast as well as the southeast.

The City of Fairfax is within Fairfax County, yet independent of it. The proximity to so many parts of Washington Metro, as well as the Federal District itself, makes Fairfax County a truly convenient place to live.

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From daytime outdoor adventures to nighttime entertainment, Fairfax County offers an incredibly varied lifestyle experience. World class dining, casual sidewalk cafes, hipster art galleries, and celebrated museums are all part of the picture. Equestrian sports, top tennis leagues, nature preserves, upscale designer shopping boutiques, and so many other activities play into a comfortable and exciting atmosphere for all ages. The variety of neighborhoods also offers something for everyone. As mentioned earlier, McLean offers some of the most expensive homes in the region. But that one particular enclave only touches the tip of the luxury real estate marketplace.

Neighborhoods along the Potomac River include Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, and Mount Vernon, the latter being the setting for George Washington’s famed plantation. Wessynton is one of several notable mid-century modern neighborhoods, another being the well-known Hollins Hills with around 450 striking examples of modernism mostly built during the 1950s.

Popular bedroom suburbs associated with the greater Alexandria area include Kingstowne, Springfield, and Franconia, while Reston offers one of the most striking examples of the “New Town” movement with five villages surrounding a large lake. Lake Barcroft is another fine example of modernist homes in a lake setting. Falls Church, Dunn-Loring, the Mosaic District, Merrifield, and Tysons are all quickly evolving communities that offer luxurious homes and condos as well as trendy dining, shopping, arts, and entertainment.

Tysons (formerly Tysons Corner) is rapidly expanding toward its next-door neighbor McLean, resulting in a seamless transition between two very popular communities. Vienna with its spectacular mansions, is also home of the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

If you haven’t seen a mention of your favorite Fairfax County neighborhood, it’s only because of the vast number of great places to live in this large and well-populated region. It’s also worth noting that the variety of luxury housing types and styles is truly outstanding. From centuries old historic homes to brand new custom construction, and from city penthouses to country estates, there really is something for everyone.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Fairfax County, VA, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

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Fairfax County, VA FAQ’s

Q: Is Old Town Alexandria in Fairfax County?

A: No, Old Town is a neighborhood in the independent City of Alexandria. However, there are some neighborhoods in the greater Alexandria area that are in Fairfax County.

Q: What neighborhoods have the most mid-century modern homes in Fairfax County?

A: There are quite a few neighborhoods in Fairfax County that have large concentrations or are primarily comprised of mid-century modern homes. They include Hollin Hills, Wessynton, Reston, Truro, Holmes Run Acres, Pine Spring, and Lake Barcroft.

Q: How far is it from Fairfax County to Washington, DC?

A: That depends on your actual start and end destinations, as each area is quite large. However, it is about 11 miles from McLean in Fairfax County to Washington, DC, and it is about 15 miles from Mount Vernon in Fairfax County to Washington, DC.

Q: What neighborhood in Fairfax County has the most expensive homes for sale?

A: McLean takes the cake for having the largest concentration of very high end real estate listings in Fairfax County.

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