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Life In Fairfax County, Virginia

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With 1,150,309 people calling Fairfax County home, it’s the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It borders both the City of Alexandria and Arlington County and forms part of the suburban ring of Washington, D.C. Fairfax was the first U.S. county to reach a six-figure median household income. Due to its proximity to the nation’s capitol, many goverment organizations are located here such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National... 

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Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Washington Dulles (IAD) Airport • 11 mi

Weather (High/Low)

87 / 26

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Fairfax County: FUN FACT

Fairfax County, located on the outskirts of D.C. and home to Mount Vernon, is the most populous and prestigous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia with around 13% of the state’s population calling it home.

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