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Van Metre at Fairfax Square

9860 Fairfax Square, Fairfax, VA 22031
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City Average
10/18/14
Resident

Apartments are large and clean, with a great location. I had to do most of my qualifying and signing while traveling for work. My leasing agent wad very helpful and responsive. Full Review ▶

10/08/14
Resident

I sold my house and moved to Fairfax Square in July. I had looked and looked with no luck until I found Fairfax Square. My daughter and I came to visit, was greeted by Amber and we signed the lease that… Full Review ▶

10/07/14
Prospective Resident

We had been looking at apartments all over the area, but Fairfax Square felt like home. He was getting out of the military and would be starting a new job soon. Aroua helped us find an apartment, and made it easy… Full Review ▶

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09/13/14
Resident

We were looking for a apartment in Fairfax Square about 2 month ago. However we had communication problems with our e-mail so we couldn't get our home. We had to move in until August 19th, because someone else was moving in… Full Review ▶

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09/09/14
Resident

Fairfax square is an amazing place to live, I have currently lived in my townhouse for two months and am already setting up to release for the next year. People are extremely friendly, townhouses and apartments are both clean and extremely… Full Review ▶

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09/08/14
Resident

The community is wonderful and Jad is a great employee and very helpful. The only issue I have is with the trash disposal area being too far and only getting one reserved parking space. Full Review ▶

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09/06/14
Resident

I wanted to take the time to say, how impressed I am with Fairfax Square Apartments! My Community Captain, ------------ has gone above and beyond in helping me here. He is a very genuine and honest individual and really knows his… Full Review ▶

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09/04/14
Resident

I got great help from agent/------------ and she was patient to answer all our quiries, and advice us to better choices. She is the reason why I leased at fairfax square. Full Review ▶

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09/02/14
Resident

I am happy to say that i am a new resident at fairfax square. I walked in and was greated and toured by Aroua Saddam. I must say she has got to be the best there is. he knows her job… Full Review ▶

08/25/14
Resident

I have lived here for a while now and I love this community. Everyone is so nice and so many other dogs for mine to play with, easy to say he loves it here too. Also, the people in the front… Full Review ▶

08/23/14
Resident

Easy to make an in house transfer to a bigger apartment or townhouse with the help of their outstanding leasing consultants Jad Mawazini and Sierra White. Full Review ▶

08/20/14
Resident

I have been living in this place for the past 3 years and I can only say I absolutely LOVE this place. Maintenace guys are quick and helpful, the staff is very, very friendly and attentive. Everytime I have requested an… Full Review ▶

07/25/14
Resident

We have lived here for 3 years and never had issues with the property. Maintenance guys are really nice and quick. I have to mention Manager Asma Mahmud, who is really helpful at all times, very professional and friendly. Thank you… Full Review ▶

07/12/14
Resident

I have lived here for 5 1/2 years and I love it! Staff is friendly and it's awesome that they remember me whenever I come in! They have some of the best resident events. They are so much fun! I also… Full Review ▶

07/03/14
Resident

An excellent apartment complex with helpful and accommodating staff. Highly recommended for anyone new to the area. Full Review ▶

06/27/14
Resident

Very safe and homely place to live. I have been here almost one decade. Full Review ▶

06/25/14
Resident

I love living here. The staff are incredibly helpful! When ever there is a problem they are right there to attend to it promptly and professionally! Full Review ▶

03/22/14
Resident

I have lived in the Fairfax area for the last 9 years, attending GMU and living and working in the area. I will be moving back to my hometown, but I like to give a good recommendation to places when I… Full Review ▶

02/17/14
Resident

We have lived here for 4 years and have had minimal issues with the property. Our current community captain and Leasing Manager Alicia Guido is friendly, professional and very helpful. She is a great addition to the community team. Thanks! We… Full Review ▶

02/13/14
Prospective Resident

I currently live in Florida and recently accepted a position in Virginia. ------------ with Fairfax Square Apartments was more than accomodating to my out-of-state needs and went above and beyond to ensure I received personal pictures of the unit I was… Full Review ▶

02/10/14
Resident

I have only been living here for 3 months. SO far so good. The maintenance staff is very quick and thorough. Full Review ▶

02/08/14
Resident

My husband and I have been living in the Fairfax Square community for over 2 years now and have just extended our lease again. We just referred some friends to move in because we love it so much. The location of… Full Review ▶

02/06/14
Resident

Fairfax Square is really is great place to live. The location is wonderful; it's close to GMU where I go to school, the Vienna Metro stop is only 5-10 minutes away depending on traffic, and the staff that services the residents… Full Review ▶

01/10/14
Resident

I recently moved to this apartment and everything is going good so far. The apartment is right next to main street so all the places are easily accessible. The apartments are well maintained and the area and the parking lot look… Full Review ▶

01/06/14
Resident

I lived in Fairfax square for 1 year. I love the location and the apartment staff was very nice. I love that I was minutes from downtown Fairfax and quick assess to 495 to get to DC. The swimming pool is… Full Review ▶

12/24/13
Prospective Resident

Its been a year and I am very happy living in Fairfax VA I moved here from DC and I love it. I'm about to renew my lease the staff has made my stay here at Fairfax Square so lovely and… Full Review ▶

12/23/13
Resident

Well I moved in a month ago and so far it's been great.I moved to be closer to work. The commute is great my apartment is perfect for me. Thank you Fairfax Square for making me feel right at home. Richard… Full Review ▶

11/26/13
Resident

I visited the site last week and really liked it. I just rented here and looking forward to having a good stay. The apartments are well maintained and the grounds look good but most importantly the staff is very friendly and… Full Review ▶

11/26/13
Resident

Lots of community events. We live in the townhome area, and we don't have to worry when we send outside to play. Have met good people and enjoy the area. Parking can be a bit tough, but that seems to be… Full Review ▶

11/25/13
Resident

After 11 months Im ready to move out of this overpriced sham-just put in my 60 day notice to vacate today. During the day, as you drive into Fairfax Sq. @ Van Metre' things look fairly nice for a dated apt.… Full Review ▶

11/22/13
Resident

Living in the Fairfax Square town houses has been the absolute worst experience I've had since moving to Fairfax. First of all, we were told we would have no one living above us- in reality, we had 2 other town homes… Full Review ▶

11/14/13
Resident

One of the most important things I look for when selecting a community to rent at is the people managing the community since they are the ones to turn to when you are having a problem. The team here is the… Full Review ▶

11/06/13
Resident

My experience with Fairfax Square Apartments has been less than satisfactory. Parking is impossible unless you are parked for the day by 3 in the afternoon and do not leave on weekends. (Having six college students (all with cars) in an… Full Review ▶

10/21/13
Resident

I've been a homeowner for 50 years, but this year I decided to downsize, as I'm getting a bit older. My house needed some painting and repairs before I put it on the market. So, with the recommendation of my realtor,… Full Review ▶

09/25/13
Resident

We have been living in Fairfax square since 9/2011 until 9/14/2013 and we moved to another apartment in the same complex even though we find places around with lower rent and flexible procedures. All this did not make us change to… Full Review ▶

09/11/13
Resident

I am a Graduate Student @ George Mason University and I have lived in Fairfax Square for a number of years. I really enjoy living here for several reasons. The grounds of the complex are absolutely amazing. They take excellent care… Full Review ▶

08/26/13
Resident

I am happy that do to an unforeseen event I have to move. Everything happens for a reason and I am happy that I am leaving soon. I lived in the complex for a year with a roommate and I liked… Full Review ▶

06/18/13
Resident

Great place to live! Very comfortable facilities; pool, gym and the club house is great to hang out. I was very pleased with the help of the leasing consultants and you get emails on any kind of warning if anything is… Full Review ▶

05/13/13
Resident

Fairfax Square Apartments is a great place to live! Everything you need is here. They got a gym, swimming pool, parks, and everything else in terms of recreational areas and shopping areas are right next to you. The apartments are pretty… Full Review ▶

05/12/13
Resident

Great place to live in Fairfax. As a grad student at GMU I was looking for something close and comfortable for a couple years. I ride the CUE bus into campus and the bus stop is only a couple minute walk… Full Review ▶

05/04/13
Resident

We are staying here in a furnished apartment for a short stay while our house is being remodeled. The apartment was furnished very nicely, clean and comfortable. The office staff were extremely helpful in getting us in and settled on quick… Full Review ▶

04/12/13
Resident

This is a great property with an exceptional staff. Everyone at this location is always smiling, helpful and friendly including maintenance. As a resident for the past 3 years, our experience has been most pleasant. The grounds are well kept and… Full Review ▶

03/28/13
Resident

My family and I moved here from Ohio 2 years ago and we couldn't be happier! The office staff have always gone out of their way to make our stay here nothing but the best, maintenance issues are always fixed right… Full Review ▶

03/13/13
Resident

I am a current graduate student at GMU and I have lived in Fairfax Square for the past 2 years. I have a bottom level with a terrace door that makes life much easier for things like bringing in groceries and… Full Review ▶

03/13/13
Resident

Just upgraded to a townhouse from a 2 bedroom apartment for more space have loved my time living here. Staff is very friendly and helpful really have only had one problem since moving here hot water heater went out was replaced… Full Review ▶

02/28/13
Resident

This apartment is a dump. Thin walls. Loud neighbors. Dog crap everywhere. Whole building stinks like garbage. Roaches. Crowded parking. They charge like it's a luxury complex, but it's a low down dump. Don't move here. Full Review ▶

01/30/13
Resident

I have lived in the same townhouse for more than 3 years now and I love it. We have become fast friends with the neighbors and the staff. We enjoy community events and the staff has helped us organize Easter Egg… Full Review ▶

12/03/12
Resident

I have recently moved into Fairfax Square and all my experiences have been great thus far. Sarah is the leasing office is amazing, she is quick with communication and really went out of her way to make sure everything went smooth… Full Review ▶

11/21/12
Resident

I've lived here for a year and I can definitely say stay away from this apartment. Living here is like living in the middle of a market in Marrakesh I've gone through a year of loud/rude neighbors, bad maintenance issues, crappy… Full Review ▶

11/13/12
Resident

I have lived here for the past 2 years at Fairfax Square and I have enjoyed my apartment and the community. I use the gym frequently and the pool is great in the summer. It only takes me a few minutes… Full Review ▶

11/08/12
Resident

I love it here. The apartment is great and everyone is really nice. The lady that works in the leasing office is the sweetest. I think her name is Sarah. Very calm and relaxing environment. Their customer service is great too.… Full Review ▶

11/07/12
Resident

I have a great experience living here at Fairfax Square. The Maintenance service is awesome, they work with you to make sure everything is OK in the apartment. The leasing staff are very efficient and friendly, they get out of the… Full Review ▶

10/25/12
Resident

Moved in to find a few issues, but all were taken care of quickly. The apartment was clean and freshly painted when I moved in. I've never had parking issues but that may just be my location. It can get noisy,… Full Review ▶

10/25/12
Resident

Im a student at gmu. I moved in at the beggining of this semester and i love it. the staff is very nice, the appartment is very clean. i havent had any problems with my neighbors and noise. overall a very… Full Review ▶

10/21/12
Resident

Moved in about 2 months ago and so far I've noticed: Pros: I haven't seen any bugs in my unit. The office staff seems nice. There is a big pool here, though I haven't got to use it yet. I always… Full Review ▶

10/03/12
Resident

This place no good. Is old and broken and smells bad. Not good for children safety. Parking lot is like highway and my car get dents after first month. Full Review ▶

09/17/12
Resident

One of the dirtier apartments in Fairfax. Definitely not worth the rent they're charging. Location is nothing when you look at some of the other places in this area that are charging less for the same quality. The apartment is downright… Full Review ▶

09/17/12
Resident

Location: Excellent. Lots of stuff within 15 minutes walking distance. Driving, US-50, US-29, I-66, and I-495 are all quick to get to. Appliances: Gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave were all in good shape. The small sized washer/dryer were old and did… Full Review ▶

09/15/12
Resident

I've seen cardboard boxes with sturdier construction. This place needs some serious rehabilitation. The walls feel hollow, like they've been installed after the original construction. Noise is a constant problem. I had to leave my apartment on several occasions to find… Full Review ▶

09/08/12
Resident

I was a tenant at Fairfax Square when I went to GMU. I haven't had a single bad experience. Parking can be tough if you come home late. I recommended a friend live there and he loves it. Likes all of… Full Review ▶

09/01/12
Resident

7 more months of hell. We moved in in April, and from the very first day we had problems. As an example, the first time I walked into this apartment there was a big, brown dog crap stain in the middle… Full Review ▶

08/28/12
Resident

I miss Fairfax Square Apartments out of all the apartment communities I have lived at. My favorite things about Fairfax Square: 1) Location! Location! Location! 2) Landscaping job that they do is worth an applause. I loved walking to the gym… Full Review ▶

08/28/12
Resident

I have lived here in the townhome for a few years and I love my place. It spacious, backing to the woods giving me the privacy I wanted for my self. The rooms are big, the grounds are well maintened. The… Full Review ▶

08/21/12
Resident

Definitely NOT recommended. Wish I could, but there's just too much bad outweighing the good. Take this review or leave it, I can only speak from my experience. Have lived in three apartments in the area, and I would recommend steering… Full Review ▶

08/14/12
Prospective Resident

Great looking property in Fairfax Va. Will be moving from the taxed me out of my home state of Maryland. Very informative and extremly professional staff. Grounds and buildings appear to be well kept, as well as the recreation facilities. Full Review ▶

08/14/12
Resident

One of the worst apartments I've ever lived in. Some noise is always expected with apartment living, but this place is beyond anything you'd consider normal. I've lived here for a year and can't wait for my lease to be up… Full Review ▶

08/12/12
Resident

This place is comfortable for my needs and close to my place of work in Tysons. I have been a Fairfax Square resident for past three years and plan on staying another year if all goes according to plan. The area… Full Review ▶

08/09/12
Resident

Fairfax Square is a great location and I have enjoyed living here for a year now. I have had a few maintenance issues that were dealt proffessionally and in a timely manner. As for nosie, i hear my neighbors every now… Full Review ▶

07/22/12
Resident

If you are looking for top of the class customer service & high standard living without paying top dollar, this is the place for you. We have lived here since April of 2010 and are very sad to leave here today.… Full Review ▶

07/12/12
Resident

Not for professionals or students who need quiet to study. So far, all the negative reviews of this place are dead on. The noise is unbelievable. Walls are paper thin. Even if you have considerate neighbors, you'll still hear every cell… Full Review ▶

07/11/12
Resident

You can hear every single thing going on in the units surrounding your own. Additionally if you work shift work, don't expect the property management to work with you at all. I was already working 3rd shift before I moved into… Full Review ▶

06/23/12
Resident

I lived here for a little over a year, sharing a 2BR/1BA unit with my then-boyfriend. I would have been happy to stay, except we broke up and neither one of us could afford the place on a single income. Oh… Full Review ▶

06/04/12
Resident

Having lived in Fairfax Square Apts for several years I was so happy to leave. If you are not easily bothered by any of the following this is the place for you: 1. Thin, thin, thin walls! You will hear everything… Full Review ▶

04/10/12
Resident

I had a good time living here - the community was surprisingly quiet for being close to George Mason, my neighbors were all friendly but kept to themselves, and the public areas are kept clean and free of snow in the… Full Review ▶

03/05/12
Resident

I've been living at Fairfax Square Apartment for over 5 years now, all I can say is its been a very wonderful experience ever since, from ample parking space, well maintained clubhouse, gym and swimming pool,spacious bedroom, kitchen and a quick… Full Review ▶

02/20/12
Resident

I love living here! The apartments are very clean and spacious. There is nice scenery filled with trees, green grass and flowers all throughout the property. The community is wonderful. People who live here are all very kind and friendly. The… Full Review ▶

02/16/12
Resident

We moved in a couple of months ago and have absolutely loved every moment since. It is a great community and everything is so well managed. Thank you for everything. -Robert Pyne Full Review ▶

02/15/12
Resident

Good customer service - Deanna Lee Full Review ▶

02/10/12
Resident

I plan on renewing my lease. I would refer this property to other renters! David Robinson Full Review ▶

02/09/12
Prospective Resident

This place is worth nothing. If you want to have horrible experience of living try to rent at this place. Full Review ▶

02/09/12
Resident

Our hallway smells like cigarette smoke and it is unpleasant because two of us are asthmatic. Full Review ▶

02/08/12
Resident

Dog friendly, perfect location, very friendly, went above and beyond! Full Review ▶

02/06/12
Resident

I have nothing to say but that Stephanie has been of great help since day one. She personally took care of me and my family and made all this experience very easy. I am pleased to say that I live in… Full Review ▶

02/03/12
Resident

I am very satisfied with my overall experience at the property. Patricia Chatman Full Review ▶

02/01/12
Resident

Fairfax Square has been an awesome place to live! Good location and friendly staff! Full Review ▶

01/24/12
Resident

I second the 'fake reviews' charge made by lots of other real reviewers of this complex. It's completely ridiculous. Every time a negative review is left, ten positive ones appear almost immediately thereafter - even if no reviews were left for… Full Review ▶

01/14/12
Resident

I am a very happy resident at Fairfax Square! No other apartment complex feels this homey! The staff is great and the maintenance people are super efficient! Everybody is very nice and pets are very welcome in the community! I've reccomended… Full Review ▶

12/02/11
Resident

I lived with my kids in one of the townhouse in fairfax appartemnt main street , i really enjoyed the caring and support received during my accomodation from the management of the place , the safe and warm enviroment make my… Full Review ▶

11/21/11
Resident

I've been living at Fairfax Square for the past 2 years and I am about to renew my lease once again. I really love living at this property, especially because of the sense of community I feel here. Last Thursday, the… Full Review ▶

11/07/11
Resident

My initial review was out of disappointment. While I have had numerous problems in the first month of living here, I have to at least give them credit for effort. The buildings themselves are older and can be prone to problems.… Full Review ▶

09/27/11
Resident

I've lived here for two years now. It was really nice when I first moved in, parking was fine, didn't have noisy neighbors, the front office was pretty cool. In the past year though, a bunch of Mason students have moved… Full Review ▶

09/01/11
Resident

Hi everybody! My name is Faridun Nazarov. I am an associate of Study The Planet. We provide Housing for International Students who comes to US to study. We have been working with Fairfax Square Aparments for almost 2 years. It is… Full Review ▶

08/31/11
Resident

We have lived here since April of 2010. We live in a one bedroom apartment and have friends who live in townhomes, 3 bedroom apartments as well as 2 bedroom apartments here. We love all the facilities that they offer, e.g.,… Full Review ▶

08/30/11
Resident

I have been living in Fairfax Square for a little over an year now. I am a very satisfied resident because I feel people care about me and my stay in this property. Aside from small issues that had to be… Full Review ▶

08/25/11
Resident

My family and I moved into Fairfax Square from renting a house for a couple of years where the landlord was no where to be found. The first night we moved in, water started coming in my bedroom wall, apparently the… Full Review ▶

08/24/11
Resident

I have lived here for the past 2 years and I'm going to be as objective as possible: Impressions: Large and well designed floor plan, space. Beautiful community and area. (2 minutes drive to Faircity Mall, 5 minutes driving to old… Full Review ▶

07/25/11
Resident

I have been a tenant at Fairfax Square for the last 3 years. Overall my experience here has been a positive one. The maint staff was very punctual whenever i placed a work order and would always do what they can… Full Review ▶

07/24/11
Resident

The grounds and pool are nice. But beware of the tree limbs. There are plenty of dead limbs that have not been cut and if they fall on your car, you have to pay for the damage. The maintenance staff is… Full Review ▶

07/24/11
Resident

I renter here for 2 years and never had a problem...when I first moved here parking regulations were first come first serve however since one of the management staff moved here they decided to have there own private parking... they put… Full Review ▶

06/30/11
Resident

I moved to Fairfax from Ohio about 8 months ago for work. I have lived in a single family home my entire life and i was worried about making the trasition to apartment living. I really like this place because of… Full Review ▶

06/29/11
Resident

I have lived here for over 3 years now and love living here. It is an older property but very well maintained and the leasing/maintenance team is great to work with issues and problems. There is an amazing pool from 11am… Full Review ▶

06/29/11
Resident

Have you noticed that every time a bad review appears here, even after weeks of no reviews at all, within one day a glowing review appears to counter it? Take that into account when you are a trying to figure out… Full Review ▶

06/18/11
Resident

Nice sized apartment, ample parking, and well-maintained grounds, but at the end of the day it's really just an upscale dorm. I listen to my upstairs neighbor snore, and my stoner downstairs neighbor play video games all hours of all days,… Full Review ▶

05/06/11
Resident

Finally, I had to make my first call to Maintenance!! Super Quick, Super Clean, Super Gentlemen, and I'm Super Happy!! A special thank you to Speedy; he is always on the go and so very sweet. I certainly can't imagine a… Full Review ▶

04/28/11
Prospective Resident

And you know this must be true, because I used an exclamation point! Sincerely, The Fairfax Square staff of inept belligerent redneck monkeys! Full Review ▶

04/06/11
Resident

This community has the best location of any apartments in the area. I moved to Fairfax from DC about a year ago and have been extrememly happy with my apartment. I can choose between atleast 3 different grocery stores within 2… Full Review ▶

03/23/11
Resident

Fairfax Square Apartments is the best we have stayed in over 36 years. I have rented in about 24 different places and know. From the first day we walked in, we knew we were family. The maintenace staff is the best… Full Review ▶

03/22/11
Resident

What can I say but the title should say it all!! Wonderful! Great place to live especially if you have children. It took me by surprise to find such a wonderful community to move in to, and the perks are pretty… Full Review ▶

02/18/11
Resident

We've been extremely happy with the customer service not only from the leasing staff but also from the maintenance staff. The professionality of the employees, yet the friendly atmosphere really drew us in when we first started our lease. Anytime a… Full Review ▶

02/15/11
Resident

I don't really have to much to say about Fairfax Square except for my family and I have been here going on 4 years and this is the best community we have lived at in NOVA. Parking is great, beautiful pool… Full Review ▶

02/11/11
Resident

i've been living here for two yrs now and i have absolutely no complaints about the apartment or the complex. the only factor is constant rise in rent. but a great place to live in at an awesome location in the… Full Review ▶

02/02/11
Resident

I lived in the apartments for a year and had very few issues. We had bugs, but we were ground level and backed up to the woods so that can be expected. The unit was decently nice, with the few complaints… Full Review ▶

01/08/11
Resident

I have been living here for about 4 months and I absolutely love it. I am a Mason student and the commute is not bad at all, just a quick drive down Roberts Rd. I have an age range of neighbors… Full Review ▶

01/05/11
Resident

The first time my friends and I visited Fairfax Square we knew this was the place we wanted to live. Matthew Christopher was the leasing consultant that assisted us if finding our new home. He went above and beyond to make… Full Review ▶

01/04/11
Resident

I was very satisfied with how my introduction to and eventually move in took place. Matthew Christopher was the leasing consultant I went through and he always kept me well informed and has called several times to make sure I'm still… Full Review ▶

01/03/11
Resident

I really enjoy living here at FFx Square. The staff was very helpful during my moving process. I was very impressed with how quick and efficient the maintenance team is here. They are always willing to go above and beyond to… Full Review ▶

12/21/10
Resident

I moved to this area about five years and I have to admit this is the best place I have lived at since moving to Northern Virginia area. I work in tysons and the location has made my commute much easier… Full Review ▶

12/15/10
Resident

Living at Fairfax Square has been an great experience for me and I really like this community. The grounds are in great shape and I feel safe walking the community at all times. Over the past 3 years I have had… Full Review ▶

12/14/10
Resident

I absolutely love living at Fairfax Square. I am so happy here, I hope never to leave. Office management is excellent and so is maintenance. The community is safe, quiet, and beautiful! I love it! Full Review ▶

12/10/10
Resident

From the outside Van Metre's Fairfax Square Apartments look really nice...live there for a week and you will learn that you are being ripped off, taken advantage of, screwed over and the wool has been pulled over your eyes! Cheap everything!… Full Review ▶

11/27/10
Resident

We love living at Fairfax Square. The scenery is beautiful and the commnity is safe and quiet. I agree 100% that the walls are VERY thin. We use the second bedroom as an office and it's difficult to get anything done… Full Review ▶

11/23/10
Resident

I've been living here for a little over a year now and haven't come across any problems. The management here is amazing! Whenever I stopped by there main office, they treated me like family. I'm currently taking some part time classes… Full Review ▶

10/07/10
Resident

My family and I have lived at Fairfax Square since February of 2008. We absolutely love it here. The neighbors are fantastic and it has a community atmosphere about it. Everyone is kind and helpful. The manager, Asma along with her… Full Review ▶

10/02/10
Resident

Good at first but things got bad...., TELL THE TRUTH AND BE HONEST! I think you are bitter and hopefully will not retaliate against myself or others who have complained. Treat people the way you want to be treated yourself. Lastly,… Full Review ▶

09/22/10
Resident

I travel alot for work and have lived in a number of states and locations. These apartments were slapped together and are of terribly poor quality materials. The walls are so thin you can hear conversations of the people who live… Full Review ▶

09/21/10
Resident

I am new here at Fairfax Square. Been here for about 1.5 years and have loved it from the beginning. From the Property Manager Asmad, to the Maintenance staff Speedy and George. Last night I got locked inside my apartment and… Full Review ▶

09/08/10
Resident

I love this place. I have been here for almost 5 years and have not had any problems, sure my flapper in my toilet had to be changed and my mini blind broke but when I called the maint hotline the… Full Review ▶

09/08/10
Resident

If you truly value your own sanity you will not move here. The office staff turnover rate is high. I lived here for five years and have recently moved out....FINALLY!! The office staff, and maintenance are fine, but people do not… Full Review ▶

09/07/10
Resident

Except for a few years living out of state, I have called Fairfax Square home in several units and have alway been extremely happy with management and maintenance staff. The 24 hour maintenance call in line has been a great convience… Full Review ▶

08/18/10
Resident

One of the most important things I look for when selecting a community to rent at is the people managing the community since they are the ones to turn to when you are having a problem. The team here is the… Full Review ▶

04/26/10
Resident

I Love this place!! Could not be more happy!! The people at the leasing office is so nice and friendly and they are always there when you need something....Thank you!! Full Review ▶

04/22/10
Resident

Very good: pool, maintenance, grounds are generally well kept, pretty safe Not so good: parking can be tight in the evening, walls are thin (can hear neighbors a fair bit even when they aren't being loud) Bad: I'm about 30 and… Full Review ▶

04/01/10
Resident

First off, this place is miles better than my first apartment in the NOVA area. And although it is expensive, it is much better than most that you will find in this location. Unless you go over near Fairfax Corner. It… Full Review ▶

02/19/10
Resident

Fairfax Square Maintenance Staff should be commended for their quick and thorough response to the snow removal. In this record breaking snowfall, I could not have been happier and felt safer with the removal of snow. During the storm, in its… Full Review ▶

01/08/10
Resident

We moved into Fairfax Square in late 2009 and, at first, everything was great. The apartment was nice, quiet, and our minor maintenance problems were fixed quickly. Then our new "neighbor" moved in next door and our life here has been… Full Review ▶

12/17/09
Resident

i am really happy to be living here at Fairfax Square. I am a student at GMU and it is really close for my drive to and from campus. Me and my roommates have lived here for just over a year… Full Review ▶

10/27/09
Resident

seems to be a bit of back and forth on this website with a few folks who had poor experiences and a few that seemed to have very good ones. I will give a very truthful review of my exeperience with… Full Review ▶

10/26/09
Resident

I had a great exeprience withyour staff and your property. Stephanie Bevill was my leasing associate and I could not have had a better experience. Ms. Bevill took great care of my needs and was very patient form the outset of… Full Review ▶

10/17/09
Resident

I woke up early this morning covered in itchy bites. After inspecting my mattress, I found several bugs, and looked them up on the internet. I'm horrified to find they are bed bugs. It's bad enough having to deal with roaches… Full Review ▶

09/23/09
Resident

I have been here (4) and 1/2 yrs and I love it very much the staff, you have no idea how they respond with I have needed them for assistance anything big or small..they just care about your needs. I would… Full Review ▶

09/22/09
Resident

We've been living in our apartment for the past three years and each of the three years we've been here, we've had nothing but great satisfaction. We never ran into any major problems in and out of our apartment. Maintenance was… Full Review ▶

09/13/09
Resident

WOW! Some people are destroying FFX square on here. I wanted to post a good one as a past resident for 2 years. I am in their office often as I use the business center. I can hear them making calls… Full Review ▶

09/11/09
Resident

Good things: very clean, pretty grounds, pool is beautiful and fun in the summer, maintenance staff live on-site and are very fast when need be Bad things: horribly rude staff at the main office and needs more parking I lived there… Full Review ▶

09/05/09
Resident

I am so excited that I rented here in Fairfax Square. I recently moved from out of state without seeing anything before relocating for my job, and I'm so happy I came across Fairfax Square. The leasing team was very helpful… Full Review ▶

09/05/09
Resident

We have had the worst experience ever! Here's why: 1) Misleading staff; they will not tell you any of the problems they have - roaches, rodents, old carpet, old fixtures and thin walls/ceilings! To exemplify this - there are roaches in… Full Review ▶

09/04/09
Resident

Bugs, Rodents, unprofessional property management, and rude maintance men. Full Review ▶

09/03/09
Resident

FAIRFAX square ap is a friendly community. What makes it so is the young and lively staff that manages it. My family and I have been there for three years now and we have quietly enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and humane… Full Review ▶

09/01/09
Resident

Never in our lives have we been treated so poorly by any apartment complex. If you view are records you will see that we have such high credit with leasing complexes that we have never been asked to put down any… Full Review ▶

09/01/09
Resident

I moved here in late July with my family, after living at Regent's Park for a year and half. This community is very well maintained and has a lot more to offer than any place in the Fairfax. Events at the… Full Review ▶

08/31/09
Resident

MOVED IN 2007, WITH MY DOG. WE LOVE THE PLACE.. GREAT JOB ON THE NEW COMPACTORS, WAS WONDERING WHEN THAT WAS GONNA HAPPEN.. THE MAINTANCE CREW IS GREAT,AND I REALLY LOVE THE CLUB HOUSE AND POOL AREA. IM SO GLAD THE… Full Review ▶

08/27/09
Resident

I must preface this with saying I have lived in 7 apartment complexes in my life and have a credit score of 740. Fairfax Square has been an absolute NIGHTMARE to live in. I should have walked away when they realized… Full Review ▶

08/24/09
Resident

I really like Fairfax Square alot. I moved in not too long ago, and everything in my apartment is going really well. The leasing staff is super nice, and really help out when you have an issue with something, even if… Full Review ▶

08/23/09
Resident

I love this company. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my leasing/living experience is as excellent as it could be. My expectations have been exceeded! I did a lot of shopping in the Fairfax area and couldn't pass… Full Review ▶

08/17/09
Resident

I put so much time and effort into finding just the right place to live when I moved into the DC-Metro area, and it paid off! Fairfax Square is just beautiful. My apartment is refurbished, my neighbors are virtually unheard, the… Full Review ▶

08/13/09
Resident

I am a fellow GMU student and want to let you know of my leasing experience! I am a sophomore and absolutely love being at Fairfax. The CUE bus is great and there are many advantages to living off-campus. Me and… Full Review ▶

08/06/09
Resident

The fairfax crew really seems to respect people's needs while they are searching for apartments. They are extremely informative and really take the time to answer your questions. I just referred my cousin to live here as well and I'm getting… Full Review ▶

08/06/09
Resident

Overall great staff support and maintenance issues addressed with appropriate urgency. We looked at all of the apartment communities in this area and take our word for it, you'll be glad you went with Fairfax Square. They really go the extra… Full Review ▶

08/06/09
Resident

Our stay was very pleasurable, we were not happy we had to move to the west coast. We wish Van Metre communities were there!!! The apartment facilities are very good and though they are an older, established community, you can see… Full Review ▶

08/06/09
Resident

Your service team is very helpful and very responsive. Working in the service industry, I understand that you are always trying to better yourselves and your company. You are doing a wonderful job, keep it up! By the way, the resident… Full Review ▶

07/31/09
Resident

This is ideally an amazing place to live. Everyone from maintenance is truly professional and hardworking. There have been issues with my apartment and they have attended them very promptly. I love the resident events. The front desk in the leasing… Full Review ▶

07/30/09
Resident

I am very happy here at Fairfax Square. I told my friend to come live here and when she moved in, I got a referral bonus! I was excited because I was merely sharing my love of this place with a… Full Review ▶

07/30/09
Resident

Despite this is an old property, it is very well managed, very well maintained. Every one in leasing office is very personable and professional. I moved here recently, but every time i had an issue, it was resolved in a very… Full Review ▶

07/29/09
Resident

I was given a short period to find a place to live that would accommodate my wife, our furniture and centrally located for the places I might work. After looking at over 50 places, I called Fairfax Square after receiving a… Full Review ▶

07/28/09
Resident

Our experience with the head maintenance supervisor Rick has been totally satisfactory! He has been on top of every situation that may have come about, he removes his shoes upon entry of the Townhouse to not soil the carpet without being… Full Review ▶

07/24/09
Resident

I want to commend and thank Rick for the wonderful job that he and his service team has done! They are extremely efficient as well as friendly. They truly go the extra mile for the residents making sure that the job… Full Review ▶

07/23/09
Resident

Fairfax Square is an OK place to live, as long as you don't ever have to deal with the leasing office. Once you do, you will be surprised at every visit with a new policy change that someone forgot to mention… Full Review ▶

07/23/09
Resident

Never in my entire life have I been more impressed by the service and customer care as I have been since living in the Fairfax Square townhouses. On the RARE occasion that I have a problem, maintenance has tended to the… Full Review ▶

07/20/09
Resident

I moved in a little over a month ago and have been 100% pleased with both the quality of the property and the quality of the service I've received. My apartment had only extremely minor maintenance issues when I moved in… Full Review ▶

06/19/09
Resident

I moved here this year and i dont find this place that appealing. We have had problems with this place since the first day we moved in literally. We had an apartment reserved, we looked inside it had baby roaches. We… Full Review ▶

04/16/09
Resident

Just wanted to let eveyone know about the great maitinance service at Van Meter Apartments! Rick gets the job done along with his team...THANKS GUYS!!! Full Review ▶

04/05/09
Resident

I've been living at Fairfax Sq for 2 years now and I'm happy to call this place home. Though, it was a bumpy start because a woman in the leasing office was very rude, mislead me on more than one occasion,… Full Review ▶

03/22/09
Resident

I have lived in Fairfax Sqaure going on 2 years now, im only 20 so you know my standards for a house arent that high and Fairfax sqaure does a great job masking its problems. beautiful buildings, pool, shrubs, but step… Full Review ▶

03/13/09
Resident

I have lived in several communities in No. Va, and I can say after nearly 3 weeks here, that I believe this one may be my favorite. The rental office and maintenance staff are very friendly and professional, and truly seem… Full Review ▶

01/27/09
Resident

Doesn't matter if you live on the bottom or the top floors here. You will have to deal with noisy neighbors. On the one hand, the walls and ceilings are paper-thin so some amount of noise is absolutely unavoidable. But that… Full Review ▶

12/16/08
Resident

My husband and I have lived in Fairfax Square for the last five years, and could not find a better place to live. Fortunately, we are purchasing our first home on Thursday, but its with a heavy hart that we leave… Full Review ▶

12/03/08
Resident

I have been staying at this apartment complex for 5 years. Natasha Kasuri and Johanna Salazar have been extremely helpful dealing with my concerns. They send me emails quite frequently to enquire on our stay. This year I have had the… Full Review ▶

11/24/08
Resident

I love living here. The management is great, friendly, and fast to respond to my inquiries. The maintenance team is on time with every issue. I have only had one and that was been resolved within an hour of my call.… Full Review ▶

11/06/08
Resident

My experience with on site management here at Fairfax square apartments has been very extraordinary; I m extremely impressed with the responsiveness of the staff at Fairfax Square. Resolution of my maintenance problems are always taken care of on time I… Full Review ▶

10/29/08
Resident

Well, I guess I would have to say I will be looking for somewhere else to live once my lease is up, but for a number of different reasons. Lets go with negatives first. As alot of reviews have said, the… Full Review ▶

10/28/08
Resident

My experience with the Fairfax Square Apartments has had both ups & downs. The move in process is very easy, they worked with us on credit issues and we ended up having to pay no deposit which was a nice expense… Full Review ▶

10/17/08
Resident

I am very happy with my apartment. The staff is wonderful. Sheila helped with my finances while i am going through a rough patch, the property manager Asma was very kind and understanding. Leo, Natasha and Johanna all are very helpful… Full Review ▶

10/17/08
Resident

I am very pleased with the service provided by Fairfax Square Aparmtments. The management and maintenance team are wonderful. I would like to especially mention the names of Natasha, Asma, Sheila and Mark who have always provided me with great service.… Full Review ▶

10/15/08
Resident

No apartment complex is perfect, and we understand that. The reasons we are so highly impressed with Fairfax Sq. is the readiness and efficiency with which they respond to all our requests and the fantastic customer service. During our apartment switch,… Full Review ▶

09/18/08
Resident

My experience here has been awful. The management company lured me in with their luxurious rental office and nice "model" unit, but now that I am here they ignore my requests and are rude and unhelpful. My power keeps going out,… Full Review ▶

09/18/08
Resident

I have been at Fairfax Square for three months now and am very pleased with the condition, appearance and amenities this property has to offer. My overall leasing experience has been wonderful. Responsiveness of maintenance and on site management is superb.… Full Review ▶

09/10/08
Resident

Great over all leasing experience. very trained and proffesional staff. apartment is big and beautiful backyard to my apartment. i am loving it here. thank you for a quality home. Full Review ▶

09/04/08
Resident

Johanna Salazar so wonderful.She help me alot,very friendly and kind person.Property manager Asma very nice person. Natasha,Patricia,Sheyla,Brad very helpful.Thanks alot to you all to be very special people!!!!! Full Review ▶

08/28/08
Resident

This apartment complex is not worth the rent - even with the "deal" that they use to suck you in (watch out for the crazy rent hike after your lease is up). The management team is awful... always sending nasty letters.… Full Review ▶

08/28/08
Resident

I have lived her for approximately 14 months. The accommodations are great for the value and the management team is very courteous and professional. Whenever there has been a problem in my apartment that needs addressing they have always addressed the… Full Review ▶

07/29/08
Resident

I have only lived here for 4 months, and its just an OK place to live. I haven't had too many problems with management, only that I find them very disorganized with paperwork. They lost my first application, so I had… Full Review ▶

07/18/08
Resident

I have lived in my apartment for the past year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Except for living very close to two tall trees and not getting much sunlight throughout the day, I have not had any problems with living… Full Review ▶

07/08/08
Resident

Just out of curiosity I went to this site researching a different community and thought I'd see what people were writing about FFax Square. As a current resident, I'm a little upset that the management has been posting on this site,… Full Review ▶

05/29/08
Resident

when I came to view the residence, I was very excited. My Leasing agent was friendly and made me feel welcomed. However when I came to sign my lease my agent was not there so someone else helped me. That person… Full Review ▶

05/20/08
Resident

The new staff here at Fairfax Square has transformed this place into something worth whilr. I've been here since June 2005 and I've watched this placego from down to an upscale garden of eden with new staff. There presence alone has… Full Review ▶

05/09/08
Resident

Fairfax Square Apartments has a great staff that has always made themselves available whenever my husband, son, or myself presented any issues or concerns. The front office staff, Patricia, Johanna, Leo, Brad, Steven, and your maintenance crew,especially Rick have provided the… Full Review ▶

04/23/08
Resident

When I first moved into the apartment I had no complaints whatsoever. Nice grounds, plenty of space, reasonably priced, and always plenty of parking. After about two months, however, they instituted a new draconian parking policy, which is completely unecessary and… Full Review ▶

04/22/08
Resident

NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER LIVE HERE WHERE TO BEGIN........ If you are afraid of bugs weird muntant bugs you will die living here..We had wolf spiders, spider crickets, ants, centipedes, and some things we have never seen before. We tried to… Full Review ▶

04/21/08
Resident

I woke up last week to several tow-trucks removing numerous residen't cars from out in front of their buildings in the middle of the night. All because they forgot to put the FS sticker in their back window. I can't wait… Full Review ▶

04/14/08
Resident

FYI, The management has openly admitted to manipulating its rating on this site. They solicit reviews from residents, then post the highest-rated reviews themselves. By doing so, they create the illusion that residents are mostly happy, but in reality, there are… Full Review ▶

04/14/08
Resident

I highly suggest living here. I have a one bedroom apartment and absolutely can't get over how much space I have. The amenities are very clean, the aerobics gym (unfortunately, no free weights) is tops, and the staff are SO very… Full Review ▶

04/13/08
Resident

The property is great. The appearance is very nice, I enjoy the 24 hour gym and huge pool. The staff is fun to be around. I would highly recommend Fairfax Square Apartments.Everyone is so nice and professional. I like it because… Full Review ▶

04/11/08
Resident

These people are SLUM LORDS. Literally. They treat their tenants so unbelievably poorly. They are rude, condescending and ignore even the most basic needs of their renters. They have failed to fix my heat and air conditioning for days at a… Full Review ▶

04/11/08
Resident

I enjoy living here. Everything is wonderful. Great place to live, great place to call home. I am glad that I choose to live here. Full Review ▶

04/11/08
Resident

I just moved in and it has been a wonderful experience. They were all very friendly and helpful with my move. The community is well equipped, clean and spacious. I'd recommend it to anybody looking for an apt close to Washington.… Full Review ▶

04/07/08
Resident

I have been here just over a month, and I can say I would almost rather be homeless after the treatment I have received from the staff. I moved in and the appliances were dirty, the patio door was broken, and… Full Review ▶

04/03/08
Resident

AWFUL! Even for a recent grad this place is a joke. I don't need anything fancy so the actual living space was adaquate. The management/customer service is an absolute joke. Expect NOTHING from them except a headache. Took 4 months to… Full Review ▶

03/08/08
Resident

I have lived at Fairfax Square for 6 months and I have to say the apartments are very nice, but don't let that fool you. The buildings are very old and we have a maintenance issue at lease once every other… Full Review ▶

02/22/08
Resident

I have lived at Fairfax Square for over 3 years and I have been very happy the entire time. If I have ever had a problem or concern the office staff and particularly maintenance staff have been extremely responsive and helpful.… Full Review ▶

02/17/08
Resident

Being a Fairfax Square resident for 20 years, it's been a fun and wonderful experience. For 20 years, I've had outstanding relationship with management, maintenance, and office people. Currently the Manager has been outstanding to deal with. I'm looking forward to… Full Review ▶

01/18/08
Resident

Come one guys! You're giving yourselves away. It's too funny. You're really only making it worse. Anyway, apartment living is what it is. You have to take the good with the bad, and everyone has an opinion. But seriously, it's so… Full Review ▶

01/17/08
Resident

I just moved here from out of state. I found Fairfax Square online and moved in right away. I thought moving here was easy and signing the paperwork was effortless. I was happy pets were allowed. I liked they had a… Full Review ▶

01/17/08
Resident

If you really value your privacy, if you want to have a place you can call home...dont go here. This apartment complex is so dark and dingy during the evenings that the first time i came trying to look for this(i… Full Review ▶

01/17/08
Resident

Excellent apartments and townhouses! Plenty of parking, plus a reserved space for those of us in the townhouses. There is ample room, with a park-like atmosphere. Playgrounds, picnic tables, and outdoor charcoal grills are provided, as well as dog waste disposal… Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

I absolutely love this property, I started out at the leasing center with the leasing consultant,Eddie, whose enthusiasm was very contagious. I was just looking when I started out but decided to rent durning that first interview. The office staff has… Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

I like this apartment. It is a very nice place to live. Everyone in the office is very nice! Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

I was disappointed that the swimming pool closed at the end of September, since October was very hot throughout the month. I am waiting for the business center to be open 24/7. Betty Ventemilla has been extremely helpful to us --… Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

I have been especially pleased with the maintenance staff and their timeliness on work orders. Also, on a number of occasions Mark has helped me out with maintenance problems that were last minute. Leo is always helpful at passing on messages… Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

Van Metre has been great for us. If there are any problems or concerns the staff is always willing to listen and address any issus that we have Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

The management team has made great strides to improve customer service in every area. The difference is definately noticeable. The maintenance team is also incredibly hard working and on the ball. I really like the imporvements that have been made to… Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

I have lived here for six months and it seems like every day the management at Fairfax Square finds another way to make my life miserable. I have never regretted anything more than I regret my decision to move here. Apart… Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

The service provided by the staff at Fairfax Square is perfect! Full Review ▶

01/14/08
Resident

I first want to start with all the really cool people that are hiding behind their computers bashing the staff. I will go out on a limb and say you have probably have never brought up your complaints with the staff.… Full Review ▶

01/09/08
Resident

The Assistant Property Manager, was extremely professional, knowledgable in every aspect of the leasing system and requirements and always willing to lend assistance in every way she could. All of us feel very special and welcomed to the community. I highly… Full Review ▶

01/09/08
Resident

Staff was very courteous and informative, which added in my decision to rent as this location. I have a very positive experience. Full Review ▶

01/04/08
Resident

I do not recommend this apartment complex. I have experienced and heard many horror stories while living here. The turnover rate is very high and there are many vacancies because this is a bad place to live. When I got a… Full Review ▶

12/21/07
Resident

These apartments are amongst the worst to live in. When i lived here, i found that I had a real rat issue(they tried for almost 4 months) to get rid of the rats and finally they had to cement the opening… Full Review ▶

12/21/07
Resident

I've really enjoyed living at Fairfax Square. The place was renovated really nicely before we moved in and looks great. Any maintenance issues we've had have been addressed immediately and thoroughly and all of the club house amenities have been wonderful.… Full Review ▶

12/07/07
Resident

When we moved in September and we love it. Claire is very nice. Brad is very nice. Betty is very nice. George and Mark are very nice. Maintenance is done very quickly. Our family was very happy with everyone! WE LOVE… Full Review ▶

11/02/07
Resident

Apparently our management company is on a campaign to raise the rating of this apartment complex on this site. I am guessing this is because many of the apartments are empty (bet they won't tell you that on the tour!). Why… Full Review ▶

10/22/07
Resident

I love living here, this is the first time I got to live on my own, away from my mother with a girlfriend and all. Despite the fact that my mom Co-Signed for us, im still experiencing what comes with paying… Full Review ▶

10/09/07
Resident

Looking forward to the home buyers program. Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

All of my friends who are renting in Fairfax are happy with their apartments. I am miserable. It's just one thing after another at this place. The worst part is that they don't have fans in the bathrooms, so the bathrooms… Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

We've been happy overall since moving in and have gound the management and maintenance staff to be extremely helpful and responsive Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

Claire has been an awesome community captain. Checking in making sure everything is great. And Patricia made the leasing process very simple Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

Having done all of my apartment hunting online from Texas made my move extremely easy and Andrea at Fairfax Square was very helpful in and receive the keys. She even helped me locate furniture when I didn't have any, that's exceptinal… Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

I have had no issues w/ my rental community. It's been a positive experience. I've referred two other people to the community and thy don't have any issues either! Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

My experience in all of my contacts with fairfax square personnel has been thoroughly pleasant. My questions and needs have been responded to immediately. I am thoroghly impressed with the maintenance of my surroundings inside and out. And your team members… Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

Excellent property in the best location in Fairfax. Wonderfull and very helpfull staff that has always been able to assist me and my needs. The facilities are excellent, and well maintained. All ties in with first class service and a wonderful… Full Review ▶

10/07/07
Resident

Very Neat. Very Clean Full Review ▶

08/28/07
Resident

Our Community captain is extremely courteous and reponsive to any needs. Once again I have to say the maintenance crew is top notch in response, corrective action and professionalism. I will not be renewing my lease because I am retiring from… Full Review ▶

07/31/07
Resident

Would you refer this property to another resident: Yes, I would refer What a pleasant community to live in. Very well maintained; very pet friendly; wonderful amenities; just great overall! Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to reside here!! Full Review ▶

07/16/07
Resident

This is one of the worst management around. The only thing that looks ok is their office, and the trees that are there in the complex. Everything goes south there onwards. Lots of rats, lots of --------, mean management, will rip… Full Review ▶

07/16/07
Resident

Patricia Dizon is very helpful and knowledgeable. I deal with her when I need assistance because I know she will get results. Full Review ▶

07/12/07
Resident

I was transferred here by my job and have stayed at Fairfax Square on 2 occassions now. They have made my stay enjoyable and the leasing agents have been a great help throughout the whole process. Whenever I come back to… Full Review ▶

07/12/07
Resident

The property is very nice and the leasing process went very smooth. The office staff was very helpful and made my move-in process very easy. So far things are fine and I would recommend Fairfax Square to others! Full Review ▶

07/12/07
Resident

Most of the reviews posted are very true especially the negatives ones. I agree that the noise levels are ridiculous and the trash area is under trees or near curbs. Not very sanituary. The walls are paper thin and my neighbors… Full Review ▶

06/29/07
Resident

I don't even know where to start. I guess I'll make a list. 1) $400 illegal non-refundable security deposit. Someone else posted in detail about this in another review. 2) Trash everywhere all the time. They have this bizarre policy where… Full Review ▶

06/29/07
Resident

The thing about Van Metre Fairfax Sq is, you've got to be proactive. If you're not proactive, they're going to exploit you. Guaranteed. If you're proactive, you can get the better of them. Our first experience: We met a very nice… Full Review ▶

06/12/07
Resident

Yes, I would refer this property to another resident. Full Review ▶

06/05/07
Resident

I am completing my 8th year as a Fairfax Square resident. It has been and continues to be a great place to live. The property is clean, well lit and has more ammenities than I could ever need. Maintenance is excellent… Full Review ▶

06/03/07
Resident

Well, this is my second review. The first one was after I had been here for a few months. At that time things were pretty good. Now that my lease is to expire on Jan 2,2008 the masks have come off...so… Full Review ▶

05/07/07
Resident

I've quite enjoyed living here for three years, other than the fact that for the past year my neighbors above me have been making far too much noise. I hear footsteps, their dog, and I used to hear their amorous moments… Full Review ▶

03/08/07
Resident

They charge you a $300 redecoration fee which they do not apply. Instead they eat that money and charge you more for maintanence which they should be doing. In my case, the carpet was bad and after the first year was… Full Review ▶

02/12/07
Resident

They over charge you for everything, there are hidden costs in every possible way you can imagine. They screw you out of serious money with move out costs. They overcharge with gas bills, and are slow to respond. Good luck. I… Full Review ▶

02/12/07
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Fairfax Square sucks. Management sucks even worse. The apartments and townhouse are not worth the price being charged. Yes, good location, but EVERYTHING else sucks Full Review ▶

01/18/07
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I shopped around quite extensively and found this to be a really good deal. It has good square footage and lots of closet space. Full Review ▶

12/30/06
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I decided not to rent at Fairfax Square because they require you to pay a $450 non-refundable "redecoration fee". I asked what this fee would be used for and the property manager told me that it is for "replacing the carpet… Full Review ▶

11/28/06
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Do you like rats, roaches and other pests? Do you like to see dog poop in front of your apartment? Do you want to see trash strewn around? If so, this is your apartment. The management is very high handed and… Full Review ▶

11/20/06
Resident

I lived here for a long time (in different unit), only because of its location. Management (including service and accounts!) and maintenance was so bad in the beginning that I avoided contacting if I could help it. All the employeees have… Full Review ▶

11/12/06
Resident

Old buildings, if you want to have any hope of convieniant or reliable tv, phone, or cable internet service do not come here. There is 2 phone jacks, and 1 cable jack in my apartment which is a THREE BEDROOM. That… Full Review ▶

10/07/06
Resident

Hmmm.....how can i say this nicely, well I can't, so I won't try. My neighbor thinks she's a porn star and lucky for me I get to listen to it for hours in the middle of the night. Lets just say… Full Review ▶

09/18/06
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Do yourself a favor and heed the negative reviews of this hole that you find at this site and others. Most of the reviewers posting negative comments are actually being far too kind. The buildings are in terrible shape. You will… Full Review ▶

09/18/06
Resident

Fairfax Square is a beautiful community with a friendly office staff and a responsive maintenance team. Full Review ▶

08/31/06
Resident

I moved in a year ago and really do enjoy living here. The apartments are older but I like that with older communitys you get larger floor plans and the grounds are beautiful with all the trees etc. I have to… Full Review ▶

07/24/06
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I must say this was the nicest apartment I have lived in. The office staff has been very helpful, although there are alot of new faces now. Whenever I had a question or concern, I would contact Chris G., who was… Full Review ▶

07/16/06
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I lived there for two years and here are my thoughts. when i moved in, they were still working on the clubhouse and the rental office was a converted apartment. The staff was very pleasant to work with. They built the… Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

If you like Salsa Music....move here. The apartment below me was housing at least 12 people and the Salsa Music never stopped.

If you like garbage piled up on the front lawn of your building.....move here. I loved walking outside every… Full Review ▶

06/13/06
Resident

The complex should be updated a bit more to suit the needs of the guess or visitors. The inside of the dwellings are quite outdated for the price charged. The maintanence is good, but does not compare to other places that… Full Review ▶

06/06/06
Resident

My wife and I lived in one of the tuckaways for two years. The tuckaways are semi-submerged units underneath the townhomes -- what they call "English basement" apartments around here. One side of the apartment (the side that corresponds with the… Full Review ▶

06/05/06
Resident

I moved in here in October of 2005, and love it. Maintenance responds VERY, VERY quickly to any request that you put in. They replaced my broken refrigerator on a Sunday night, they came out on a holiday to fix my… Full Review ▶

05/03/06
Resident

I recently moved in a townhouse here and it's wonderful, I even stay next to some college students and it's not noisy at all. Yes, tenants are required to put trash in designated areas at designated times (630am to 830am M-Sat),… Full Review ▶

04/27/06
Resident

I'm surprised to see so many negative comments on this site, I've lived at Fairfax Square for 6 months and it's been great. It's very pet friendly, very clean, and I've never had a problem with noise or major appliance issues.… Full Review ▶

04/12/06
Resident

Most reviewers here have summarized the Fairfax Square experience dead-on. You can tell that the groups of 5.0 ratings are fake ones from the staff. Below are the bad things to expect from living here:

1. The Noise: After moving here, I… Full Review ▶

02/20/06
Resident

I have lived at Fairfax Square for almost a year.

Upon moving in there were some issues with non working appliances, leaking bath, broken microwave etc....

However, once that was cleared up, we have had very few problems. Our refrigerator died one night… Full Review ▶

02/16/06
Resident

These apartments are in very bad shape. They leak,crack,have very bad insulation,bad heaters and AC. The only thing good is the proximity to Mason. If I were you, I would chose to live at a distance in a better place than… Full Review ▶

02/06/06
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I have lived here almost three years but moving out shortly due to relocation. I don't have any negative comments. We never had a vermin problem in our time and maintenance was able to respond the same day we would call.… Full Review ▶

02/04/06
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Fairfax Square is a really bad place to live.These are very badly built apartments. As they are very old, they tend to leak at lot of places. Getting them repaired didn't help much..they started to leak again in about 5 months… Full Review ▶

01/20/06
Resident

I've lived here for approximately seven months with so few problems that they almost aren't worth mentioning.

Everyone in the office has been friendly and helpful since the first time we toured the property.

This being an unrefurbished unit, we have had some… Full Review ▶

12/15/05
Resident

During and shortly after college, we lived in several rather bad apartments. As mid-career professionals we vowed to never live in such places again. Imagine our horror when we realized after the first month at relatively expensive Fairfax Square that we… Full Review ▶

11/23/05
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Excellent apartments if you can afford to spend a little extra for all new appliances(even if you cannot the old ones run better and longer than any other apartment i've been in and Faifax Square always has a maint. man on… Full Review ▶

11/14/05
Resident

I lived here for 1 year and all I can say is that if you are a student, don't even dare to live here. Being a student will make you get treated really bad..and I mean really bad. It's not just… Full Review ▶

11/11/05
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10/04/05
Resident

...Or, come drag racing late at night. Both the free garbage disposal (just dump it, no bags required) and well maintained, speed bump free racing ENDORSED, sanctioned and encouraged by management!!

Yes, that's right -- if you live nearby Fairfax Square on… Full Review ▶

10/03/05
Resident

I lived here from 2002 thru 2004 (a little over three years). These apartments are so nasty. I lived on the ground floor and had a sewer back up through my tub and toilet and out into the bedroom area. I… Full Review ▶

09/14/05
Resident

Moving in was hell. The lease agent did not help us one bit and seemed confused herself of the regulations and fees. New fees kept popping up ($300 move in fee?!), ammenities were more expensive than we were told, and all… Full Review ▶

09/11/05
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The outside looks great - and they spend a lot on making it "look" good. If only they cared as much about the living space. Many calls to get problems repaired. When updating exteriors, did not add or replace insulation -… Full Review ▶

08/06/05
Resident

When I left the complex in 2005, I was their longest-term resident! Needless to say, I liked the apt complex (had to move for new, out-of-state, job). I had cockroach problems, but it was taken care of within a couple of… Full Review ▶

08/03/05
Resident

I'm a resident at Fairfax Sq. Apts and I can say that so far I've been very pleased with the homes and the staff and how accomodating they have been in helping me move in my home and any issues that… Full Review ▶

07/26/05
Resident

Very bad experience with the rude and unresponsive management. Also too many pests such as real big RATS and cockroaches. Exterminators are ineffective against these pests. Both management and exterminators are detached from your issues. Its location may be the only… Full Review ▶

06/30/05
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I lived here for a year and would not recommend others to move in for many reasons. First the staff they seem nice because they are there to sell you the place but once you are a resident they do nothing… Full Review ▶

06/07/05
Resident

Don't trust all the 5 ratings, especially the one's done on the same day... hahaha used to work there and they'd spend all day figuring out what to write at the office. It's not a bad place but trust me, it's… Full Review ▶

06/04/05
Resident

Mgmt energy goes into the clubhouse and the grounds. Minimal building maintenance and given that this complex is aging, that's bad news. It takes them forever to replace lights (it took over a month the last time the outside lights burned… Full Review ▶

06/01/05
Resident

I've lived here for about 10 months and have accumulated many complaints and issues with the management. They refuse to address noise issues that make it utterly impossible to sleep at night. We hear the upstairs neighbors having sex. Horrible smells… Full Review ▶

05/25/05
Resident

I am living in this apt for a year and still facing some issues with the Mgmt. Apartment is ok to live for the money we are giving. I found that the employees except the mgr and another lady are very… Full Review ▶

05/12/05
Resident

Overall this is the worst apartment complex I've ever lived in.

The good ratings have to have been written by members of the management staff. I've been here almost 1 yr. and I've never, I mean never, talked to a resident… Full Review ▶

03/04/05
Resident

Moved in recently and all went as planned. Like the area, have made a lot of friends thanks to the new clubhouse, its great! Love the coffee bar! Staff is cool, I like it! Full Review ▶

03/04/05
Resident

Everyone here has been very helpful. The location is great for George Mason especially. The new clubhouse is ausome, I love hanging out in the upstairs pub room where I dig the plasma screen TV, cool place to relax after work,… Full Review ▶

02/02/05
Resident

The management is wonderful to work with. They are very accomodating and really do what they can, to make your stay enjoyable. I had flown in from out of town to look for a place to live and after searching for… Full Review ▶

02/02/05
Resident

Just moved in, and they asked me to write something if my expreience went well and all. It did so here I am... Everything was ready on time, and the apartment was very nice, just as I expected. No bait and… Full Review ▶

02/01/05
Resident

Just moved in, and all seems okay. Hey, it was ready when promised. It was clean, new carpet, new kitchen. Great new clubhouse!!! Can't wait to use that pub bar room upstairs during Monday night football... "that's what I'm talking about..."… Full Review ▶

02/01/05
Resident

I must say that overall my experience at Fairfax square was quite pleasant. I only wish that I had been able to stay in the area long enoughto enjoy the beautiful new 3.5 million Clubhouse facility that they have just opened.… Full Review ▶

02/01/05
Resident

After looking at several apartments in the area, I decided to make my move to Fairfax Square. Trust me, nothing else in the area compares to the cleanliness of the apartment, grounds, hallways and overall apppeal. Just recently divorced, I was… Full Review ▶

01/30/05
Resident

I have lived at Fairfax Square for several years. Am raising young children here; everything is convenient - schools, shopping, restaurants, metro and siteseeing. You could not find any other place like Fairfax Square. Full Review ▶

01/14/05
Resident

My wife and I have lived at Fairfax Square for 9 months. Management is very friendly. Maintenance is decent sometimes slow. The facility is gorgeous. The price is nice. The location provides easy access to countless amenities. The neighbors are mostly… Full Review ▶

01/13/05
Resident

Just had the pleasure of renewing my lease for another year. Yes, I would highly recommend these apartments. My friends refer to me as a "city slicker" since I live in the city, but you know what - it still has… Full Review ▶

10/18/04
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07/03/04
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Staff was not the friendliest people I've met. I couldn't wait to get all arrangements done so I won't have to see them again. We had a one bedroom apartment which was pretty nice. It's true though, walls were too thin,… Full Review ▶

06/21/04
Resident

Have lived there about eight months and counting down the days till the lease it up. Had a plumbing emergency that was not handled in a timely manner despite numerous calls advising of the problem. Walls are thin and parking after… Full Review ▶

05/04/04
Resident

Problems started when it took nearly 3 weeks to get my lease leaving me going to the DMV for my VA license at the end of the month. Every time I called I got a different reason why I hadn't received… Full Review ▶

04/12/04
Resident

I moved in May 2003...and I´m about to renew my lease. I moved in once I saw a special in the washington post. I have a one bedroom and I currently pay only $808! Its going up $50 this May but… Full Review ▶

01/24/04
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Ive lived here for six months and am really just biding my time until the lease runs out. The walls really are very thin, and the pipes back up to each other, so you can always here when someone is using… Full Review ▶

12/05/03
Resident

I moved in late August 2003 and this review is being written in December 2003. I moved in to one of the upgraded one bedroom apartments on the top floor with a fireplace, W/D and new appliances for 1100 a month… Full Review ▶

09/15/03
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We lived in Fairfax Square for three years prior to buying our first home (go us!), in one of the two-story townhouse units. The staff were always on top of things - and once they know that you pay your rent… Full Review ▶

07/25/03
Resident

nice place,expensive though.the bad part is that some of the people at the rental office are unfriendly and rude. Full Review ▶

06/02/03
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05/02/03
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I have lived here for a year now and don´t have too many complaints. I live in one of the tuckaways and don´t experience much noise. We do however hear the people moving around above us which usually isn´t a problem… Full Review ▶

03/17/03
Resident

I moved in the beginning of this year. So far it´s been so-so.

Gas bill is pretty high due to the centralized heating/ac unit not properly dispensing heat to each of the rooms.

The garbage disposal rules are ridiculous.… Full Review ▶

11/02/02
Resident

This place is relatively very safe with friendly neighbourhood. But it is very expensive and rental office people or reallt not helpful. One more big disadvantage is parking after 10PM any day is a nightmare and they do not want to… Full Review ▶

08/21/02
Resident

We live in the largest unit available, and for the money, it?s difficult to find anything better if you?re not into the "clubhouse- style" newer apartments. I know that most newer complexes are poorly built, and just have that corporate look,… Full Review ▶

06/10/02
Resident

Really cannot complain

On the negative side: Dishwashers are not at all effecient, apartments are generally showing their age. We have heavy smokers under us and can frequently smell it, nothing they can do about it. Occasionally a little noisy… Full Review ▶

03/08/02
Resident

The apartment can definitely not be considered luxurious by any means. The prices are higher than other comparable apartments due its proximity to GMU.
The apartment is rather old and flooring creaks all the time. The management has grown increasingly arrogant… Full Review ▶

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