Welcome to Vienna
The town of Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia, is a truly cosmopolitan, family-oriented place to live. Although it’s prized for its proximity to Washington, D.C., Vienna has an undeniable small-town charm and identity of its own.
Those who live in Vienna praise its excellent schools, picturesque parks, vibrant downtown community, and easy access to world-class amenities across the greater Washington, D.C., region.
Vienna is located in Northern Virginia on Interstate 66, about a 30-minute drive from Washington, D.C., and 20 minutes from Arlington, Virginia. Virginia State Route 123 (known as Maple Avenue in Vienna) also passes through Vienna.
Stonewall Manor, Four Corners, Old Courthouse, and Tysons Green are among the many sought-after neighborhoods within Vienna.
Vienna is surrounded by affluent Washington, D.C., suburbs, including Wolf Trap to the north and Tysons (aka Tysons Corner), Fairfax County’s central business district, to the northeast.
Vienna was the site of the eponymous Battle of Vienna, an early engagement of the Civil War on June 17, 1861. Battle Street is named in honor of that historic engagement.
The Washington Metro’s Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
station on the orange line is accessible via bus ride from downtown Vienna, and it connects the town to destinations all over greater Washington, D.C.
The families of Vienna are served by the top-rated Fairfax County Public Schools
system, plus the town’s many fine private schools and childcare establishments.
Children in Vienna attend the elementary schools:
Public middle schools attended by Vienna’s students include:
Public high schools serving Vienna include:
There are also multiple private schools serving Vienna:
Parks, Amenities, and Things To Do
Vienna’s thriving downtown is full of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, music venues, and more within easy walking distance of each other.
Vienna Community Center
maintains an open gym, a track, and facilities for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and table tennis. Volunteer gardeners manage a community garden behind the center, and every Saturday morning from May through the end of October, Vienna Farmers Market
sets up here with live music.
Just a short walk away from the community center, Vienna Town Green has an outdoor amphitheater, picnic area, and walking trails. Maple Avenue (Route 123) and Church Street are lined with restaurants, mom-and-pop stores, and boutiques. For starters, you could:
Among other scenic attractions, the gorgeous 95-acre Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
has three ponds, an island bridge, flower gardens, and a Korean Bell Garden pavilion. The cherry blossoms here are breathtaking in the spring — the park has over 20 cherry tree varieties.
is a short, paved half-mile trail nestled into the natural woods beside Wolftrap Stream. As the park’s website notes, Wildwood Park is mostly flat — perfect for teaching children how to ride a bike.
In all, Vienna has 12 parks with sports fields, perfect picnic spots, and more. See Vienna’s website for a full list of park facilities and features.
Members of Vienna’s own Westwood Country Club
enjoy an 18-hole golf course designed by Alfred Tull, 10 tennis courts, youth programs, fitness facilities, and more.
Great restaurants and cafes abound in Vienna, with plenty of international cuisines represented. Vienna’s notable restaurants include:
Foodies won’t want to miss gourmet restaurant Clarity
, with its changing daily menu and over 3,000 bottles of wine in the cellar.
Wolf Trap National Park
for the Performing Arts attracts legendary musicians as well as chart-topping pop acts to its outdoor amphitheater, the Filene Center. This music destination — the only national park dedicated to performing arts — is less than ten minutes away.
Also just ten minutes south of Vienna, you’ll find Merrifield’s Mosaic District
, an urban shopping center with excellent food options. Ten minutes north, you’ll find Tysons Corner, with its myriad options for luxury shopping and dining including Tysons Galleria
For even more attractions within Vienna, see Vienna Business Association
’s directory of great local businesses, services, restaurants, and specialty shops.
Businesses & Economy
Vienna has one of the highest median household incomes in the nation ($168,269), with a very low poverty rate (4%). It also has high educational attainment levels compared to the national average, with an extraordinarily high rate of advanced degrees (37%).
As you’d expect in such an affluent town, Vienna does have a relatively high cost of living.
Housing in Vienna includes both townhomes and luxurious single-family homes; the overwhelming majority of Vienna residents own their homes. Architectural styles found here include brick-front colonial and modern-inspired new construction, with a variety of new construction homes in Vienna
Vienna is a sought-after, wealthy suburb of the nation’s capital with luxury homes built on valuable land; the housing market here is tight and competitive.
Buying or selling a home in Vienna, Virginia
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in Vienna, Virginia — or anywhere in the greater Washington, D.C., region — seek the advice of Nadia Khan.
As a leading authority in the local residential real estate market, Nadia will provide you with expert market analysis, unparalleled service, and a seamless transition.
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