Located just 17 miles outside of outside of Washington, D.C., Fairfax, Virginia is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as having one of the best school systems in the country. This includes George Mason University, the state’s largest public educational institution. Take a visit to the Fairfax County Public Library’s Virginia room and learn more about the local history where one might find a family member in the genealogy records.
Also, located in Fairfax is Van Dyck Park. As one of the area’s most highly-rated parks, Van Dyck Park occupies 36 acres and contains both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, two playgrounds, a tree-lined walking trail, a skate park, two picnic pavilions, and a lighted outdoor basketball court. Van Dyck Park also offers two playgrounds with a wide range of equipment that children of all ages can enjoy.
Fairfax is also located at the intersection of Lee Highway and Main St, connecting the city to easy access for restaurants, golf courses, shopping, and quick commuting. Local neighborhoods in Fairfax are dotted with single family homes in wooded areas bordering parks and other community recreational areas, providing families with ample choices for outdoor fun and exercise.