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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
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Fair Oaks is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 33,700. Fair Oaks is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Fair Oaks offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fair Oaks there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fair Oaks and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fair Oaks are highly rated.
About Fair Oaks...
Population
33,700

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,934
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Fair Oaks 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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Fair Oaks

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,764
National
$55,322
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Fair Oaks Reviews

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This area is wonderful to live in, although a bit on the pricey side for rent. I love that I have so much around me to do.
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Spanish Bakery. Amazing food and service! Always have knowledgeable bilingual staff. The owners are kind people.
Friendly, safe area with culture and activities