Office of Global Strategies

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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

Korean Supermarkets in Fairfax
Lotte Plaza:

Things to do in Fairfax
List of all events and activities in Fairfax

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

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

Local Transportation


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)


  • 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

Return to Mason Korea Student Resources Page