Merrifield is one of the most centrally located and easily accessible business areas of Fairfax County, situated along the Capital Beltway (I-495) between Interstate 66 and Arlington Boulevard (U.S. Route 50). Additionally, the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metrorail station is located on the northern edge of the submarket.
As the fourth largest office submarket in Fairfax County with more than 10.3 million square feet of space, Merrifield has a wide range of real estate options in a variety of settings. With nearly 3 million square feet of space, Fairview Park is the largest business park in Merrifield and can accommodate an additional 1 million square feet of office development.
In addition to the sizable office market, Merrifield also has about 2.6 million square feet of industrial/flex space, 1.8 million square feet of retail development and five hotels.
Merrifield is home to Exxon Mobil's headquarters for "downstream" operations including marketing, refining, government relations, research and engineering. The largest postal facility in the mid-Atlantic region and Inova Fairfax Hospital, the largest hospital in northern Virginia, also are in Merrifield.
Other major employers include Northrop Grumman, Capital Hospice, CSC, Dewberry, DynCorp. Fairfax Water, General Dyanmics, ICF Consuslting, NCS, Noblis, Paychex and SERCO Group.
The central section of Merrifield has been designated as one of the seven Commercial Revitalization Districts/Areas in Fairfax County. Revitalization is well underway, with older retail and industrial sites transitioning to higher-end residential, retail adn office development, such as the Merrifield Town Center. For additional information on the Merrifield Revitalization Area, click here.