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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Fair Lakes is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 8,066. Fair Lakes is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Fair Lakes offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fair Lakes there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fair Lakes and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Fair Lakes are highly rated.
About Fair Lakes...
Population
8,066

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$502,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,848
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Fair Lakes Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Fair Lakes

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,654
National
$55,322
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Fair Lakes Reviews

1 review
I have lived in Fair Lakes for 18 years and it has been the best experience. The community is so kind and giving all houses and shopping centers are up to date and modern. There is a wide range of age groups. There are many paths to walk and ride bikes on. I got a great education from the Fairfax county public Schools. I have never felt unsafe growing up here.
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