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Community Life in and Around Fairfax

Fairfax County

Situated in Northern Virginia, Fairfax is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MK-WV Metropolitan area. It is just 20 minutes from Washington DC, with a blend of commercial, office, retail and residential properties. It combines the charm of a small town with the opportunities of a thriving urban area.

Demographic Profile

Basic Demographic Information
Population (2014 estimate) 24,730
Educational Attainment, age 25+ (2011 estimate)
High school graduate or higher 92.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 51.9%
Graduate or Professional degree 21.6%
Employees Working in City (2013 annual) 19,490
Employers in City (2013 annual) 1,619

 

Population Diversity
Race/Ethnicity Percentage Age Percentage
White 60.8% 0-19 23.0%
Hispanic 16.1% 20-34 21.6%
Asian 14.8% 35-49 21.4%
Black 4.8% 50-64 19.9%
Others/Mixed 3.4% 65+ 14.1%

Restaurants in Fairfax
http://www.fxva.com/fairfax-virginia-restaurants/

Korean Supermarkets in Fairfax
H-Mart: http://www.hmart.com/company_new/shop_main.asp
Lotte Plaza: http://www.lotteplaza.com

Things to do in Fairfax
List of all events and activities in Fairfax http://www.fxva.com/things-to-do/

Korea-town in Annandale
Annandale is a small city in Fairfax County. It is also known as a small Korea-town with large number of Korean restaurants and shops in the area. It is 7 miles from Mason’s Fairfax Campus where the city is full of Korean/Asian dining options.

Korean Restaurants in Fairfax
For a list of Korean cuisine in Fairfax, visit http://yp.koreadaily.com/main.asp?bra_code=DC

The Korean-American Association of Virginia

The Korean-American Association of Virginia is the representative organization for 100,000 living Koreans in Northern Virginia for service and bridge maker with major society. For more information, visit http://www.vakorea.org

Local Transportation

CUE Bus

The City of Fairfax City-University Energysaver (CUE) bus system provides regularly scheduled, low-cost transportation services to Mason, shopping centers and other locations within the City of Fairfax, as well as the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station.

Fares and Schedules

Fairfax Yellow Cab

Uber (Transportation Network)

Metro

  • Mason’s shuttle services provide free transportation to Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station (Orange Line)
  • Opens 5:00am Weekdays/ 7:00am Weekends
  • Closes 12:00am Sundays-Thursdays/ 3:00am Friday-Saturday
  • Vienna Metro Station http://wmata.com/tripplanner

Return to Mason Korea Student Resources Page