Buy Alexandria Real Estate: Fairfax County's Biggest Cheerleader: There's Lots to Cheer About!

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Fairfax County's Biggest Cheerleader: There's Lots to Cheer About!

Every community has its cheerleaders -- those who tout the wonderful attractions and statistics of the community and are indeed proud of where they work and live.  As a real estate broker, I often find myself on the cheerleading squad for Northern Virginia.  It's one thing to promote an area because you live and work there and earn your living there and from people moving there (as we REALTORS do).  It's another to be truly passionate about the community.

Dr. Gerald GordonThis morning I met the #1 cheerleader for Fairfax County, Virginia.  His name is Dr. Gerald Gordon and he's the President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority where he's been working since 1983.  This man lives and breathes Fairfax County and promotes the benefits of Fairfax to just about anyone who will listen. 


According to Time Magazine, "Fairfax County is one of the great economic success stories of our time."  As the head of the Fairfax County cheerleading squad, Dr. Gerald Gordon is a large part of that success in having brought the headquarters of major corporations such as Hilton Worldwide, Volkswagen America, and SAIC to Fairfax.



Cheerleader Pom PomsAt this morning's Spring Economic Forecast sponsored by the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS, Dr. Gordon did some cheering for Fairfax County.  Although an economist by trade, I can see ole' Gerald ditching the suit and tie and shaking some pom-poms and shouting "Give me an F!  Gimme an A! Gimme an I! Gimme an R!  Gimme an F!  Give me an A!  Gimme an X!  What does that spell?"




And Dr. Gordon's got a lot to cheer about! 

Here's 4 things that Dr. Gordon stated this morning that make Fairfax County one of the best places in the country to live (what're you waiting for?):

Get me a jersey and some pom-poms and sign me up for the Fairfax County cheerleading squad!

Isn't it time you listened to the cheers and got yourself relocated to Fairfax County?


In the efforts of full disclosure:  I do not live in Fairfax County.  I live in the City of Alexandria.  However, many of my clients have bought and sold homes in Fairfax County.  Many of my friends are in Fairfax County.  My real estate office in McLean is in Fairfax County, Virginia.  I drive through Fairfax County just about every day.  My wife graduated from high school in Fairfax County. 

And I truly and passionately believe that Fairfax County is a great place to call home.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsBrian Block • March 25 2010 09:18PM


Even though you don't live in Fairfax County you certainly know a lot about the area!

Posted by Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida (Riverside Homes) over 8 years ago

Hi Brian...Two of mine went to McLean High School and had a great time there. Speaking of cheerleaders, my daughter.

Fairfax County has plenty to offer people.  If the DC metropolitan area is going to be home for you, you can't go wrong living in FC.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 8 years ago

Go Prince William!  Go Prince William!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

A wonderful example of "hyper-local" blogging!  We all have local cheerleaders and business people who are assets to our community and  deserve recognition.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Fairfax county does have a lot going for it. I lived in Reston VA for a time then moved to Eastport (Annapolis MD) now I am in Ocean City MD and loving it.

Posted by Scott Guay, Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty) over 8 years ago

Fairfax beat Arlington for the best schools?  Whaaaaat?!! 

Posted by Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Brian, Great example of hyper local blogging. I'm working on several hyper local blog posts right now. Thanks for the post.

Posted by David J. Lampe, Realtor - Web Savvy Denver (Your Castle Real Estate) over 8 years ago

I think that Roanoke needs a new cheerleader!  Our City leaders need to take some lessons!

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) over 8 years ago

I'll say it again-great hyper local blogging! I used to live in Stafford, it's a great area.

Posted by Whitney Peddy (de Luxe Homes & Estates) over 8 years ago

I remeber Faifax County from my 1960's college days at George Washington. Glad to see it is still well and thriving.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 8 years ago

Wow.  Nice blog about Fairfax County.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 8 years ago

Don't forget GMU basketball...

Posted by Anonymous over 8 years ago