Fairchester is an enclave of 215 single family detached homes in the middle of Fairfax City. Most of the lots in the neighborhood are between 1/4 and 1/3 of an acre. The homes were built in the mid to late 1950s. Like most neighborhoods built at the time, Fairchester has a spacious yet community-minded feel to it. Neighbors know each other, but at the same time have enough room around them to keep their privacy.
Fairchester is part of the Fairchester Woods Civic Association along with the adjoining Fairfax Woods Subdivision. The neighborhood is located along the Route 50 business corridor. Many local businesses are within walking distance. The CUE Bus Route, a partnership between Fairfax City and George Mason University which takes passengers to both the university and the Metro subway station, is also easily accessible from Fairchester.
There are two parks in the Fairchester. The Largest is Kutner Park. Kutner Park has a playground, volleyball court, tennis court, and large fields for playing other sports. Slightly smaller, and on the other side of the neighborhood is Fairchester Woods Park. It has a playground, basketball court, and a lot of other smaller activities for young children.
Children in Fairchester attend Providence Elementary School, which is just across Jermantown Road from the neighborhood.
There have been 7 home sales in the last year ranging in price from $400,000 to $475,000 in Fairchester. Currently Homes for Sale in Fairchester
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