Residential Real Estate

Fairfax County, Virginia houseFairfax County, Virginia is home to a wide variety of housingFairfax County and the Washington metropolitan area boast a broad variety of homes, locations and prices. Housing is available for individuals seeking an urban, suburban, small town or country feel. High-rise apartments, condominiums, single family homes and townhouses are plentiful.

Fairfax County's major residential communities offer a broad spectrum of choices for the home-buyer or renter. The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors maintains a list of agents in northern Virginia. Real Estate assessment information for homes is available by address or tax map reference number on the Fairfax County Government Web site.

Median Sales Price of New and Existing Homes (January 2013)
Type New Existing
Single Family Units $1,375,000 $565,000
Townhouse Units $658,960 $358,000
Condominium Units*   $235,000

*Includes new and existing
Source: Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget, Economic Indicatiors

Average Monthly Rents in Apartment Complexes (2011)
Efficiency $1,010
One bedroom $1,268
Two bedrooms $1,508
Three bedrooms $1,732
All units $1,433

Source: Fairfax County Department of Systems Management and Human Services

Metro Area Housing Affordability

Metropolitan Area
Median Sales Price — Existing Single Family Homes
New York City $1,303,421
San Francisco $810,067
Washington, D.C. $746,549
San Diego $554,436
Los Angeles $528,255
Boston $459,744
Seattle $370,966

Source: C2ER, ACCRA COLI average 2012 figures.