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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Independent Living communities in Fairfax and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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The Virginian

9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

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The Virginian is full service retirement community located on 32 secluded and wooded acres in the heart of Fairfax, VA. and is managed by Life Care Services. A long driveway right off of Arlington Blvd. leads you away from the hustle and bustle of crowded Northern Virginia life to the five-floor...

Heatherwood Community

9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015

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Heatherwood Community, located in Burke, offers Independent Living and Assisted Living. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for senior adults.

Hunters Woods at Trails Edge

2222 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA 20191

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Hunters Woods at Trails Edge is the perfect retirement community for vibrant living and an active lifestyle. It is a state of the art retirement community nestled in a tranquil wooded setting right next to the convenience of the Turquoise Nature Trail, Reston Town Center, and Reston Community...

Harmony at Chantilly

2980 Centerville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171

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Welcome to Harmony at ChantillyIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Herndon, Virginia, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support, services and...

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Aarondale Community

6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151

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Aarondale Community, located in Springfield, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for...

Quarry Station Senior Apartments

8750 Quarry Road, Manassas, VA 20110

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The master suite Quarry Station Senior Apartments is an architectural gem in Manassas, Prince William County, VA. The high-end 55+ property is funded by the non-profit Wesley housing. Each of the 1-2 bedroom units offers plenty of comfortable accommodation surrounded by the picturesque Prince...

The Fairmont

9852 Fairmont Avenue, 9852 Fairmont Ave, Manassas 20109

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The Fairmont provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated within a quiet, residential neighborhood of historic Manassas, you'll love the beauty of our grounds and buildings while enjoying the convenience of being close to the nation's capital. Shopping,...

Paramount Senior Living at Manassas

8341 Barrett Dr, 8341 Barrett Dr, Manassas 20109

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Paramount Senior Living at Manassas is a premiere assisted living community in Manassas, Virginia. Our campus, which is set on six acres, is just a short drive from Washington D.C. and near downtown Manassas, a local shopping mall and an abundance of restaurants. Manassas is a quiet and peaceful...

Herndon Harbor House

873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170

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At Herndon Harbor House, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. Free resident parking available at our...

Westminster at Lake Ridge a CCRC

12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192

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Westminster at Lake Ridge is an assisted living community located in Lake Ridge, VA. Lake Ridge is located in Prince William County and is home to 41,000 people. Lake Ridge is a small city with shops and stores, where residents can enjoy getting out for exercise, going to pay bills, going out to...

Manchester Lakes

7131 Silver Lake Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22315

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From meeting friends to participating in wellness activities, residents at Manchester Lakes Senior Apartment Community enjoy a host of features and amenities designed with their independence in mind. Controlled access, an emergency response system, transportation via Fastran and elevator service...

Sommerset Retirement Community

22355 Providence Village Dr, Sterling, VA 20164

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Sommerset is a rental retirement community for, independent senior adults. Our residents enjoy the independence they are accustomed to along with the security of knowing our community is staffed 24-hours a day. Choose from our spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments each with their own balcony or...

The Fairfax a CCRC

9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

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The Fairfax is a continuing care retirement community conveniently located near Fort Belvoir, VA and is the perfect option for individuals over the age of 55 looking to enjoy and active, fulfilling life with none of worries of home-ownership. Meals, housekeeping and maintenance are included in...

Arbor Terrace of Herndon

1100 Dranesville Road, Herndon, VA 20170

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Arbor Terrace of Herndon provides the highest quality of independent living in the Herndon, Virginia area. Every resident receives unique and personalized care and attention tailored to where they are and what they need most. At Arbor Terrace of Herndon, both residents and their families enjoy...

The Jefferson

900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22203

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Welcome to The Jefferson, where ownership and a unique approach to active aging are conveniently located at The Gateway to Arlington Virginia, just minutes away from Washington, DC.The Jefferson has skillfully combined independence, luxury,services and amenities with the security of home...

Atria Sterling

46555 Harry Byrd Hwy, Sterling, VA 20164

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Atria Sterling is an exceptional assisted living community in Sterling, Virginia. Sterling offers residents the perfect blend of quiet suburban living with easy access to Washington, D.C., Herndon and Ashburn. Sterling is home to several large business corporate offices, Washington Dulles...

Sunrise at Countryside

45800 Jona Drive, Sterling, VA 20165

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Gum Springs Glen

7837 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306

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Gum Springs Glen, located in the historic Gum Springs area of Fairfax County, offers an exciting concept in affordable retirement living to seniors with moderate incomes. Designed for the active lifestyles of residents, each building features attractively appointed and spacious common areas for...

Wingler House

20900 - 20903 Runnymeade Terrace, Ashburn, VA 20147

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Wingler House is a senior housing community located in Ashburn, Loudoun County, VA. A small city that is situated just 30 miles northwest of the nation's capital, Ashburn is known for its beautiful parks and recreational opportunities. Avid golfers will enjoy the Brambleton Golf Course, which is...

Waltonwood Ashburn

44141 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147

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Seabury at Friendship Terrace

4201 Butterworth Pl NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Thank you for your interest in Seabury at Friendship Terrace Retirement Community!Friendship Terrace is a community of 180 beautiful, totally renovated apartments dedicated to serving seniors. At Friendship Terrace we bring more than forty years of experience to meeting the unique needs of...

Maplewood Park Place, a CCRC

9707 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

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VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE!Maplewood Park PlaceSenior Living - RedefinedVoted Best Senior Living Community by the readers of Bethesda Magazine for ELEVEN years in a row, 2010 through 2020.Live your current lifestyle at Maplewood Park Place! Opened in 1996 in Bethesda, Maryland, Maplewood is a...

Ingleside at Rock Creek

3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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With more than a century ofservice and sophistication, Ingleside at Rock Creek is the preferred address for Washington, D.C. retirement.There’s no setting quite like ours: 14 acres of wooded paths and flourishing gardens, bordering Rock Creek Park. In an elite Northwest Washington, D.C....

The Residences at Thomas Circle

1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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More than a great place to live, The Residences at Thomas Circle is a neighborhood within a neighborhood – where seniors can live life their way.LIFE AT ITS FINEST In the heart of downtown DC, just blocks from the White House and a short walk to museums and monuments, you will find seniors...

The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community NOW OPEN

7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155

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The Wellington at lake Manassas Community, located in Gainesville, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of...

Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Five Star Senior Living, founded in 2001, is a trusted name in senior care with over 200 facilities and communities in 33 states. The standards that we have set inspire us to exceed what is expected — becoming a valued member of our community, striving to surpass every standard, and keeping...

Army Distaff Foundation & Knollwood

6200 Oregon Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

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The Army Distaff Foundation owns and operates the Knollwood, an independent living community in Washington, D.C., in the County of Washington. Located on 16 green acres overlooking Rock Creek Park, the Knollwood provides secure, affordable studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments to...

Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176

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The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, located in Leesburg, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing...

Kensington Park Senior Living

3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895

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At Kensington Park Retirement Community, our services and setting are as unique as the residents we serve. Whether you are seeking Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Alzheimer's/ Memory Care, Kensington Park is designed to provide an encouraging and comprehensive continuum of services. ...

Ring House

1801 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852

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Charter House

1316 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Charter House offers the perfect home for persons 55 years of age and older. Now under new management, Charter House is a vibrant community with unparalleled amenities, plus great new improvements coming soon. Our spacious apartment homes offer a...

Ingleside at King Farm

701 King Farm Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850

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Ingleside at King Farm is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community central to the award-winning intergenerational King Farm development. We offer small town living just a short ride from the nation's capitol. Inside our walls, you will find a stress free lifestyle with a variety of...

Hillside Senior Living

200 Skidmore Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Hillside Senior Living Apartments provides residents 62 and greater an resort-class senior living experience. Situated on a scenic hill surrounded by a park-like setting, this brand new Gaithersburg, Maryland apartment community offers resort-style one and two bedroom apartments.

Aspenwood Senior Living Community

14400 Homecrest Road, Aspen Hill, MD 20906

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Welcome to Aspenwood Senior Living Community, a Five Star Senior Living community! Well-established in Montgomery County since 1989, this neighborhood setting is convenient to shopping and medical services. Our Independent and Assisted Living apartments are not part of a high rise, further...

Bedford Court

3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906

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Bedford Court is a vibrant, independent full-service community located within walking distance of the Leisure World shopping center. Our community offers you a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and service. The community is ideal for seniors who...

Park View at Bladensburg

4202 58th Ave, Bladensburg, MD 20710

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Park View at Bladensburg 4202 58th Avenue Bladensburg, Maryland 20710 Fashioned for adults ages 55 or better, at Park View at Bladensburg you have the best of both worlds: peace-of-mind that comes with living in a senior-friendly community and many opportunities to enjoy exciting social and...

Sunrise at Montgomery Village

19310 Club House Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886

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The moment you walk through our door, you'll feel at home. From our warm, inviting fireplace to our cozy, family-like atmosphere, Sunrise at Montgomery Village is a step above the typical senior residence. For the past fifteen years, our caring and experienced staff has been helping seniors live...

Wilshire Estates (Now Open)

13716 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904

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We believe that Wilshire Estates Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Wilshire Estates, our management teams...

Southwinds 2

4210 Southwinds Pl, White Plains, MD 20695

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Southwinds 2 is a luxurious and classy senior apartment community located in White Plains, Charles County, MD. Apart from being a senior apartment, Southwinds 2 also operates as an independent living community that provides care services for its residents. It is a gated community for seniors aged...

Marwood Senior

5605 S. Marwood Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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Marwood Senior Apartments is a brand new stylish apartment complex for the independent active adult 62 and older. The picturesque four story building of 155 charming apartments located on the outskirts of Washington, DC is situated in the serene pastoral setting for Upper Marlboro, Maryland. For...

Hessler Heights (Opening Late 2020)

19540 Sandridge Way, Leesburg, VA 20176

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The Elms at Clarksburg Village - Encore

12200 Elms Forest Ct, Clarksburg, MD 20871

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White Springs Senior Living (Opening Fall 2020)

349 Legion Dr, Warrenton, VA 20186

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Park View at Laurel II

9010 Briarcroft Lane, Laurel, MD 20708

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Park View at Laurel II is an affordable and diverse senior housing community located in beautiful Laurel, Maryland in Prince George's County. Nestled between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., Laurel II offers accessible and adaptable one and two bedroom apartments with spacious floor...

Park View at Laurel I

9000 Briarcroft Ln, Laurel, MD 20708

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Your New Lifestyle Begins Here at Park View at Laurel. At our charming and affordable senior community, you can get away from it all, yet be close to everything. Park View at Laurel offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes for active seniors age 62 or better. Our community provides robust and...

Harmony at Falls Run

60 Brimley Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

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Welcome to Harmony at Falls RunIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Fredericksburg, Virginia, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support, services and...

Park View at Columbia

7070 Cradlerock Wy, Columbia, MD 21045

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Park View at Columbia is the area’s most exciting apartment community for seniors 62+, where you will find luxury living at an affordable price. Nestled in a quiet area near trees and walking paths, Park View Columbia is only steps from a grocery store, banks, restaurants, and specialty...

Park View at Snowden River

8610 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045

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Lorien Mt. Airy

713 Midway Ave, Mount Airy, MD 21771

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Lorien Mt. Airy is conveniently located near the junction of Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery and Howard Counties. We are uniquely positioned to serve area residents who want to live in a compassionate community that encourages self-direction and independence while providing assistance when...

Chancellor's Village

12100 Chancellors Village Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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Chancellor's Village has been a part of Fredericksburg, Virginia since 1991. We have over 85 years of combined senior experience. We are located on 15 acre wooded campus, between Washington, DC & Richmond, VA. Chancellor's Village offers both independent and assisted living to suit your...

Learn More About Independent Living in Fairfax, VA

In Fairfax, retirement communities are also known as independent living communities. Independent living communities are housing arrangements designed exclusively for seniors who require only limited assistance. Most communities offer various amenities, social activities, and other services.

Cost of Independent Living in Fairfax, VA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Fairfax is $2,001 for the city proper. When it comes to senior living, Fairfax is a great choice for you or your loved one.

Learn More About Fairfax, VA

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Fairfax, VA is rated much higher than the average cost of living in Northern Virginia. The cost-of-living index is rated 69 points higher than the national average and the grocery index is rated five points higher than the average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax169105$2,15920.2% spend over 30% of their income on rent$510,198$106,870None

Local Hospitals

The highest-rated hospitals in Fairfax include:

  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus – This 923-bed medical center offers a wide range of services including Northern Virginia’s only level I trauma center and a nationally-ranked transplant center.
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital – This 182-bed acute care community hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, rehabilitation services, heart and vascular services, and medical house calls among other services.
  • Merrifield Center – This community operates 24/7 emergency services, screening and assessment services, outpatient care, and psychiatric services including medication management.

Weather and Climate

According to the Koppen Climate Classification Index, the city of Fairfax has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city experiences hot and muggy summers and cold, windy winters. Spring and summer tend to be wet and rainy. On average, the humidity level for Fairfax is roughly 70%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of August at about 76%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low76°F90°F (July)61°F (July)37°F50°F (December)24°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating43 (Good)52 in the month of July (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall4”6” (May)22”

Demographics and Values

Like many other major cities on the East Coast, the city of Fairfax tends to lean very liberal. The city has a very educated population and the vast majority of people who live in the city participate in the labor force.

2016 Presidential Election for Fairfax County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party64.4%28.6%7.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend6,216,58924,0971,490 people per square mileGrowing at a rate of 1.71%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3927%11%5%4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree14%57%27%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more17%4.6%16.9%0.2%0.1%56.8%5.2%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens399151

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans4%71%7%8%5%8%

Fairfax is considered moderately friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that for the most part members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination. However, this may vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The city of Fairfax is a town with many names. Local nicknames include Fairfax City, Downtown Fairfax, Old Town Fairfax, and Fairfax Courthouse. Reflected in the various nicknames is the long and storied history of the city. For instance, the very first battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Fairfax Courthouse, was fought within the city limits.

The city of Fairfax offers many arts and cultural opportunities throughout the year. The Old Town Hall Performance Series showcases small ensemble and solo artists in an intimate setting. Every week the City of Fairfax Commision of the Arts puts on a free film screening at the community center, known as Art Screen. Films selected for screening have included Singing in the Rain, Nosferatu, and Loving Vincent. Every month, students from George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts showcase their talent at an exhibition held at the Old Town Hall. The commission also holds an annual free performance of the Virginia Opera at the Sherwood Community Center.

For those interested in history, Fairfax boasts a number of museums and libraries. The NRA National Firearm Museum is one of the largest private collections of firearms in the country with over 2,500 firearms on display. These include a rifle that was brought over on the Mayflower, a shotgun owned by Napoleon Bonaparte, and a rifle owned by the famed abolitionist John Brown. The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center was originally built in 1873 and contains numerous documents and artifacts tracing back to the founding of the city.

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) which operates 91 daily bus routes through the Fairfax Connector program.

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