The city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia is the heart of government and commercial actions since its inception in the 1700s. The city boasts of rich heritage and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. As an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax is just 20 minutes away from Washington D.C. Fairfax has a perfect blend of office, retail, commercial and residential properties along with the charming ambiance of a little town and opportunities of a prosperous urban area. Having a population of over 20000 residents and more than 29000 government and business employees working in the city, Fairfax has a wide variety of office space from townhouse to large scale office buildings and commercial corridors.
Fairfax is home to many large corporations and many small businesses. Many layers, doctors and people from other professions have setup their businesses here. The city also has a number of flourishing retail stores and the national trade associations.
Amongst the various attractions in the city the Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center is a popular tourist attraction. Located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., in Northern Virginia, it is housed in the former Fairfax Elementary School which was built in 1873. That was the first two-story school in Fairfax County. The museum organizes exhibitions on the city’s history and culture and also offers educational tours to students. One of the popular events includes the walking tour of the Old Town Fairfax and the historic buildings in the city during spring and fall.
Other attractions include the George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, which is the country’s most visited historic home, attracting people from all over who come to see the estate’s 25 interactive galleries and theaters. The museum offers a peek into Washington’s life from his childhood to the wartime services, the agricultural entrepreneurship, and his presidency.
The George Mason's Gunston Hall, historic homes Woodlawn, the Sully Historic Site, and many other sites in the city attract thousands of visitors each year.
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