Regional Information

TRANSPORTATION

With easy access to Route 50 and Interstate 66 Fair Ridge is convenient to work and play and lots of activities in between. Our residents don’t even have to drive if they don’t want to because we are served by the Fairfax Connector bus system for quick trips to the Vienna Metro Station and beyond. Fair Ridge is served by Fairfax Connector Routes 622, 621, 650, 651, and 652. Additional Fairfax Connector and Metrobus routes serve area residents from the Fairfax County Government Center and Fair Oaks Mall. And we are just 12 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport or about 20 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

Both shopping and entertainment are located nearby in Fairfax Towne Center, Pender Village Center, Fair Oaks MallFairfax Corner, and Fair Lakes Shopping Center. These centers have grocery and department stores, movie theaters, restaurants, specialty shops and more.

RECREATION

Our residents also have plenty of choices for recreation in the immediate neighborhood. Our members are also members of the Fair Ridge Recreation Association that owns and operates an outdoor swimming pool that is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, a Club House that can be rented for events, a tennis court at the end of Fox Lake Drive, a fitness trail along Monument Drive, and a tot lot next to the Fair Ridge community pool.  

Our community is located next to Fair Ridge County Park which has basketball, tennis, jogging and exercising facilities. The Fairfax County Parks Department also has many facilities available to county residents, including nature centers, golf courses, REC centers, miniature golf, water parks, historic sites, lakes, etc.

HISTORY

The Ox Hill Battlefield Park, a Civil War historic site commemorating the Battle of Chantilly, is a short walk away on Monument Drive. Memorials for two Civil War Generals are located in this park adjacent to our community.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Fair Ridge is also close to essential services. Both the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Fairfax County Police are located less than a mile from our community on Route 50. The Fairfax County Government Center is just 2 miles away right off of Monument Drive on Government Center Parkway. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is less than 3 miles away. We are close to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office located in Fair Oaks Mall. And the Chantilly Regional Library, a full-service regional library, is just 3 miles away.

EDUCATION

Our younger student residents can attend Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the top ranked school systems in the nation. And our older student residents have numerous educational choices as well. Fair Ridge is convenient to the main campus of George Mason University and several campuses of Northern Virginia Community College. Virginia Tech and University of Virginia also have campuses in nearby Falls Church.

MISCELLANEOUS

And don’t think that we’ve left our four footed residents out. The FRCA provides several pet stations around the community for the convenience of our residents with dogs.