Welcoem to Fairfax!
Since its settlement in the 1700s, the City of Fairfax has been at the heart of Northern Virginia's government and commercial activities. The City of Fairfax's rich heritage follows the development of the nation - from a rural crossroads to a prosperous cosmopolitan area. The City of Fairfax is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located just 20 minutes from Washington, D.C., the city's attractive blend of commercial, office, retail, and residential properties combines the charm of a small town with the opportunities of a thriving urban area. Home to more than 20,000 residents and 29,000 business and government employees, the City of Fairfax offers an extensive variety of office space, from townhouse and large-scale office buildings along the commercial corridors, to stately renovated houses in the city's Historic District, included in the National Register of Historic Places. The city is home to large companies and small service firms, lawyers and other professionals, thriving retail stores and national trade associations. Make one of your first stops the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, an excellent source for tourism information about the city and the region.