Rent to Own Homes near Fairfax, VA

Top 4 Reasons to Live in Fairfax, VA

  • Many consider Fairfax the crown jewel of Northern Virginia. Oozing Civil War-era historical charm and attractions yet home to a world-class university and on the forefront of modern technology and innovation, Fairfax offers residents the best of both worlds. It's minutes from the action of Washington, D.C., but has an identity distinctly its own. Though it has been inhabited for hundreds of years, Forbes magazine recently dubbed Fairfax as number three on a list of the top twenty-five cities in the nation to live well.

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  • History, history everywhere! Fairfax is host to many historical sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Old Fairfax County Courthouse, County Jail, and Elementary School Annex all were built in the 1800s. Some, like the Courthouse, are still operational. Others, like the school, have been transformed into museums. Other notable Fairfax County historical sites include the Tastee 29 Diner built in 1947 and Blenheim, a circa-1859 farmhouse that served as a makeshift hospital for Civil War troops. One of Blenheim's top tourist draws are several interior walls that are covered with inscriptions made by troops that lodged there.
  • Desirable real-estate market! Located in the shadow of the nation's capital yet surrounded by nature, many people who work in Washington, D.C. live in Fairfax. Neighborhoods like Fairfax Station and Chantilly are among power brokers' favorites, and many rentals are available. If you're looking for a rental, the best time to search is after an important election.
  • Good tunes, good eats! Though only twenty minutes away from a metropolitan and cultural capital, Fairfax has much to offer in terms of competing with the much larger Washington D.C. This means when you live here, you're only minutes away from live music at The Greene Turtle, cheap but good eats like Hard Times Cafe, and funky films and ambiance at places like the Angelica Film Center and Cafe. Live in Fairfax and you'll never be bored.
  • Affordable median rental price! Considering that the median property value in Fairfax is just shy of half a million dollars, the median monthly rental house rate of about $1,600 is reasonable. Single professionals living alone or with roommates, families, and empty-nesters alike will find options ranging from large houses to condos in Fairfax. Some affordable rent to own homes are located in Fairfax neighborhoods like City Center, Fairlee, and Mantua.