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Fair Lakes, Virginia
Condominium complex in Fair Lakes, August, 2017
Condominium complex in Fair Lakes, August, 2017
Fair Lakes, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia
Fair Lakes, Virginia
Fair Lakes, Virginia
Location in Northern Virginia
Fair Lakes, Virginia is located in Virginia
Fair Lakes, Virginia
Fair Lakes, Virginia
Location in Virginia
Fair Lakes, Virginia is located in the United States
Fair Lakes, Virginia
Fair Lakes, Virginia
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Virginia
County Fairfax
 • Total 2.42 sq mi (6.26 km2)
 • Land 2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
400 ft (100 m)
 • Total 7,942
 • Density 3,322/sq mi (1,282.5/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 703, 571
FIPS code 51-26701
GNIS feature ID 2584844
Entrance to Fair Lakes development, Fair Lakes CDP, Farfax County, VA
Entrance to the Fair Lakes development along West Ox Rd.

Fair Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) and business park located west of Fairfax in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Fair Lakes had a population of 7,942 in 2010.


Fair Lakes is a mixed-use development of upscale residential apartments and commercial buildings, built by the Peterson Companies.

The main road in Fair Lakes is the Fair Lakes Parkway. Other major roads that pass through the area are the Fairfax County Parkway (SR 286); West Ox Road (SR 608), and SR 6751 / Monument Drive. SR 645 / Stringfellow Road forms the western boundary of Fair Lakes, and is also the western terminus for the Fair Lakes Parkway. An interchange with Interstate 66 is at the center of the Fair Lakes CDP. The southern border of the CDP follows U.S. Route 29 (Lee Highway).

  • Virginia 7700.png SR 7700 / Fair Lakes Parkway
  • Virginia 286.svg SR 286 / Fairfax County Parkway
  • Circle sign 608.svg SR 608 / West Ox Road
  • Circle sign 645.svg SR 645 / Stringfellow Road
  • I-66.svg Interstate 66

Fair Lakes is bordered by Centreville to the west, Greenbriar to the north, and Fair Oaks to the east. Unincorporated land that is not part of any census-designated place is to the south across Route 29, including Cobbs Corner and Blevinstown. The center of Fairfax is 5 miles (8 km) to the east, and downtown Washington, D.C. is 22 miles (35 km) to the east along I-66.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Fair Lakes CDP has a total area of 2.42 square miles (6.26 km2), of which 2.39 square miles (6.19 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 1.00%, is water.


The area was farm land until planned development of the office parks and neighborhoods began in the 1980s and 1990s.

Major amenities

Malls and shopping centers

  • East Market at Fair Lakes
  • Fair Lakes Center
  • Fair Lakes Promenade
  • Fair Oaks Mall
  • The Shops of Fair Lakes


  • The Arbors at Fair Lakes
  • Avalon Fair Lakes
  • Camden Fair Lakes
  • Elan Condominiums
  • Fair Lakes Condominiums
  • Fair Lakes Townhomes
  • Gates of Fair Lakes
  • The Greens at Fair Lakes Condominiums
  • North Lake
  • Willow Oaks at Fair Lakes
  • Water's Edge at Fair Lakes
  • The Windsor at Fair Lakes
  • Stonecroft Condominiums
  • Fair Lakes Pender Creek – Gables Residential

Private schools

  • Chesterbrook Academy
  • Fair Lakes Children's Center


  • Argon ST, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing
  • CGI Group
  • General Dynamics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • SRA International

See also

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