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With historic covered bridges, brick buildings, and panoramic mountain views, Fairfax is the quintessential New England town.


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A quintessential New England town with a vibrant community and hip downtown

Welcome to Fairfax

With historic covered bridges, brick buildings, and panoramic mountain views, Fairfax is the quintessential New England town. For many, this peaceful community serves as an escape from the bustle of metropolitan living. It's a place where you can take things slow and enjoy the finer parts of life that are often missed in the city. With large lots and ample natural spaces, Fairfax gives the feel of a rural community while still maintaining access to conveniences and the city of Burlington. The town offers a quaint charm unique to northern Vermont while still offering a hip, modern vibe. In Fairfax, residents can find friendly neighbors and forests as far as the eye can see. 
Living in this tranquil suburban community does not mean sacrificing access to a range of amenities. Fairfax is ideally located for those looking to enjoy a day out on the town. Fairfax is only a 30-minute drive from downtown Burlington, opening residents up to a wide selection of shops and restaurants. The historic downtown of St. Albans is also just 20 minutes north of Fairfax. Living in Fairfax promises residents the ideal blend of peaceful, suburban living and access to various amenities.

What to Love

  • Conveniently located near Burlington and St. Albans
  • Stunning natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation
  • Peaceful suburban living with access to numerous amenities

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Fairfax get to enjoy the peace of country living without sacrificing access to a welcoming community or big-city amenities. Fairfax and the surrounding area are home to many local specialty shops and quaint, one-of-a-kind eateries. Locals can easily reach downtown Burlington with just a 40-minute drive, where they’ll find an extensive list of amenities, shopping venues, and fine dining spots. Many commuters choose to settle in Fairfax to enjoy the quiet life of the suburbs while still enjoying a short commute to work.
For those looking to experience the great outdoors, no place is better than Fairfax. Northern Vermont boasts four distinct seasons, each with its own charm. Residents enjoy an ever-changing list of things to do as the seasons shift. Fairfax offers abundant opportunities to get out in nature, with numerous preserves and miles of hiking trails. Lake Champlain is located just 1.5 hours away, giving residents a chance to get out on the water in summer. Once the snow starts flying in winter, residents can go skiing at one of the area's many resorts.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fairfax has its own vibrant downtown, replete with numerous local shops and restaurants. Even with its rural vibes, Fairfax offers a range of amenities. Stone’s Throw Pizza is a favorite local institution. This locally-owned eatery serves exquisite artisan pizzas and a rotating menu, so there is always something new to try.
Classic, retro diners are always charming, and Erica’s American Diner in Fairfax is one of the best. Offering delicious classic American meals and hand-crafted desserts, this is a place many find themselves returning to time and time again. 

Those looking to shop in town can check out Steeple Market. This grocery store offers a wide selection ranging from everyday necessities to unique gourmet items. Those looking for a day out and a chance to try a range of expertly crafted creme liqueurs, maple bourbons, and select wines should check out Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits in nearby Cambridge.

Things to Do

There is no shortage of fun things to do in Fairfax. The town is home to the Fairfax Community Center, where residents can enjoy a range of activities. Locals can look forward to the annual events, summer camps for kids, and exercise classes. Some of the area’s best art exhibits can be seen at the Bryan Memorial Art Gallery in nearby Jeffersonville. Showcasing some of the best landscape painters from New England, it's a great place to gain a deeper appreciation for the area.
Vermont is known for its stunning natural beauty, and Fairfield Fairfax is no different, with a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities. Some of the best hiking in the area can be found at 100 Acre Woods. This preserve offers miles of hiking through exquisite forests. Residents can also easily access the Cambridge State Forest. This 22-acre park offers stunning views of Vermont’s natural environment and hiking trails.


Fairfax is served by the Fairfax School District. High-quality public institutions include:

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