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Fairfax County Real Estate Agents - The Jurgensen Team

Fairfax County Real Estate

Fairfax County was established in 1742 and named after Thomas, the sixth Lord Fairfax. Located 10 miles southwest of Washington, DC, the county covers 399 square miles and has major shopping hubs, national parks, a wide variety of restaurants and popular cultural attractions within its boundaries.

As the home of patriot-farmers George Washington and George Mason, Fairfax County has rural roots. As recently as the 1950s it was the leading dairy-producing county in the Commonwealth. Now it is a world center of commerce and trade and the technology hub of the U.S. East Coast. Thousands of technology companies have offices here, including leaders of aerospace, e-commerce, Internet services, software development and telecommunications. It is the home of the Internet, with more than half of the world's Internet traffic crossing Northern Virginia borders daily.

Fairfax County is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. Fairfax County's median household income of $94,000 is one of the highest in the nation and over half the adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County is the largest county in Virginia; 1,041,200 people live in Fairfax County's 184,700 households, according to the 2005 Census - making the population larger than that of seven states (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming).

Fairfax County is governed by a Board of Supervisors composed of 10 members: Chairman, elected at large, and one member from each of nine Supervisor districts, elected for four-year terms by the voters of the district in which the member resides.

Fairfax County's public school system is the largest in Virginia and the 12th largest in the nation. Fairfax County voters elect School Board members for four-year terms. Because the School Board doesn't have the power to tax or incur debt, the local operating costs of the school system are provided from the federal and state government funds and by transfer from the county Budget to the schools. Approximately 51 cents of each county tax dollar goes to the schools.

Fairfax County is one of the safest counties of its size in the nation and has fewer police officers per 1,000 residents than any other suburban area. Yet it has one of the highest levels of police service at one of the lowest per capita costs in the D.C. area.

Fairfax County has more than 18,000 acres of public parkland and more than 350 parks. The county is the home of Wolf Trap Farm Park, the only national park for the performing arts. Tyson's Corner, located within the county, contains one of the largest concentrations of retail shopping on the East Coast outside of New York City.

Fairfax County Public Library was recently ranked sixth in the nation for libraries of its size. It has 21 branches, 2.5 million items, and had more than five million visits last year.

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