About Fairfax Station, VA (Lorfax Heights)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lorfax Heights median real estate price is $909,172, which is more expensive than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 94.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lorfax Heights is currently $4,811, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.

Lorfax Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Lorfax Heights real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lorfax Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Lorfax Heights, the current vacancy rate is 1.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lorfax Heights is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Fairfax Station, the Lorfax Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.4% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Lorfax Heights neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Lorfax Heights also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 40.3% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 12.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Also, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Lorfax Heights is among the best neighborhoods for families in Virginia. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.5% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Virginia. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Lorfax Heights neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Lorfax Heights neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Lorfax Heights neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, real estate in the Lorfax Heights neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Lorfax Heights stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 84.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Lorfax Heights neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 20.6% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, with 1.5% of employed workers living in the Lorfax Heights neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 96.5% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

In addition, the Lorfax Heights neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 65.8% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lorfax Heights neighborhood has more Lebanese and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 3.0% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Lorfax Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Lorfax Heights neighborhood in Fairfax Station are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Lorfax Heights neighborhood, 65.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 20.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.0%), and 9.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Lorfax Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Spanish and Langs. of India.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Lorfax Heights neighborhood in Fairfax Station, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (17.4%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report German roots (14.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (12.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.0%), among others. In addition, 14.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Lorfax Heights neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (83.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
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  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to VA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Halley Elem School
8850 Cross Chase Circle
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
PK-06
Silverbrook Elem School
9350 Crosspointe Dr
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
PK-06
South County High School
8501 Silverbrook Road
Lorton, VA 22079
09-12
South County Middle School
8700 Laurel Crest Dr.
Lorton, VA 22079
07-08
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