Thursday, May 16, 2013
Out of the 50 companies on the list, a whopping 25 are in Fairfax County, and two are led by women.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce released its "Fabulous 50" ranking of the of the fastest-growing businesses in Virginia - and three of them are in Fairfax, just outside of the Fairfax City limits. Twenty-five Fairfax County companies comprise half of the 2013 list, prompting Time Magazine to call Fairfax County "one of the greatest economic success stories" of our time. Tysons Corner-based Integrity Management Consulting, which supports federal agencies with acquisition and program management and which posted a growth rate of 2,165 percent between 2008 and 2011, topped the list as the fastest-growing company in the state. The Virginia Chamber honored all 50 companies at a banquet held April 25 at the Westfields Marriott Washington …
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Old Town's newest store, Spice Merchants, sells exotic as well as traditional spices, teas and tea accessories, and herbs.
Caught in a cooking rut? Want to get a little more adventurous with your cooking or grilling, especially as the warm weather (eventually) comes out and beckons you to dust off that barbecue? Enter Spice Merchants, Fairfax City's newest shop in Old Town. Spice Merchants just opened at 10376 Main St. a few weeks ago, the passion of three childhood friends from northern Virginia - Christine Prucker, Charles Woodard and John Horn. The store is a haven of everything tasty, with shelves and racks full of loose-leaf teas and tea accessories; custom spice blends for cooking, grilling, baking and just adding a bit of flavor to any food; specialty items like flavored sugars and peppercorns; various types of sea salts; and exotic chocolates. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Take a look at some of the most luxurious properties for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need waterfront views or woodsy acreage. Or a wine grotto, a pool or a home with a historic pedigree. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale right now in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. WOW: Annandale $1 Million Home Features Loft WOW: $3.4 Million Clifton Home Features Wine Cellar WOW: $1-Plus Million on More Than 5 Acres in Lorton WOW: $849,000 Home on the Market in Kingstowne WOW: Chantilly Home Includes 15-Car Garage WOW…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here are all the details of what you can expect this year.
Fresh air, sunshine, and of course, samples! All of that spells good news - the Downtown Fairfax farmers markets are open for business as of this weekend. The Downtown Fairfax Coalition, which sponsors the weekend markets, says there are many great things locals can expect this year, including: ....and much more. For an introduction to many of this year's vendors, click here. Interested vendors can find more information about applying here. LOCATION: Both of this year's markets will take place at the corner of West and Main streets behind the Wells Fargo Bank and adjacent to the Historic Fairfax County Courthouse. For a map and directions, click here. Are you a fan of the weekend farmers markets in downtown Fairfax City? What do you …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
How about a trip to one of these luxurious City spas, followed by brunch or dinner at one of these local restaurants?
If you're still trying to think of a way to spoil the mothers in your life for Mother's Day this Sunday, Patch is here to help. How about brunch or dinner at one of these Fairfax City/County restaurants? OpenTable.com says these restaurants are turning on the extra charms for Mother's Day this Sunday: For other stellar restaurants in Fairfax City, be sure to visit our local directory. Thinking Mom might like some pampering instead? Fairfax City and the surrounding areas are full of luxurious spas the mothers in your life might to unwind at. Call today to book an appointment or purchase a gift certificate, and she will surely thank you! What do you plan to do for Mom on Mother's Day this year? Tell us in the comments below. Sign up …
The home is at 3447 Preservation Drive.
A $1.2-million home for sale in Fairfax boasts French doors, bay windows, and hardwood floors. The home at 3447 Preservation Drive is 5,716 square feet, and has six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The home’s amenities include a sun room and gourmet kitchen, according to Arbour Realty. Contact the real estate agent for a showing. In the market for a new home? Check out Fairfax City Patch’s real estate guide. Worth the price? Tell us in the comments. Sign up for Fairfax City Patch’s daily newsletter "Like" us on Facebook "Follow" us on Twitter
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Spending is up 8.3 percent over last year, and homeowners will see a jump in their real estate tax and wastewater bills.
The City of Fairfax has officially adopted its budget for Fiscal Year 2013-144 (FY 13-14). In a nutshell, yes – taxes are going up. But, not as much as City staff had originally proposed. General fund and spending In its meeting last Tuesday, April 30, the City Council approved the City’s $125.6-million general fund operating budget for FY 13-14. That is an increase of $5 million, or 4.2 percent, from the prior year. The total of all appropriated funds is $175.4 million, an 8.3 percent increase above the previous fiscal year’s budget. Real estate taxes going up As expected, the Council did vote to raise real estate taxes, for the second year in a row, for residential home owners – but, not as much as City Manager Bob Sisson originally …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Peek inside these amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need his-and-her master bathrooms. Or a wine grotto, a pool or acres of land. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. Great Falls Wow House: No More Shared Bathrooms Wow House for Sale in Fredericksburg: Grand City Living on Hanover Street Wow House for Sale in Arlington: Patio, Pond, Porch Wow House for Sale in Manassas: Lots of Office Space Wow House for Sale in Centreville: Lawn, Stream…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Fairfax County's median income puts it on top 10 list nationwide; third in Virginia.
Feeling wealthy? With a median household income of more than $105,000, Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest in the United States, according to a new report from Forbes. That places Fairfax County among America’s 10 richest counties in the United States. The list is from Census median household income numbers compiled by the U. S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates from 2011, the most recent year for which is available. Are there other top lists where you'd expect to find Fairfax County? Tell us in the comments! The wealthiest county in the United States is Virginia's own Loudoun County, with a median income of close to $120,000. Other Virginia counties (or cities) on the list: Falls Church City, Arlington County …