The Courts at Fair Oaks
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The Courts at Fair Oaks

12101 Pine Forest Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030
(134 Reviews)
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$1,540 - $2,535/mo

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Resident 2023


Just plain NO, smokers paradise

I didn't event want to move here but this was all I could afford at the time. Don't trust the beautiful, gloss, photo shopped pics online. The lack of oversight and cleanliness was severely lacking. I don't even know where to start but here ya go...Washer and dryer seem like they're from the 1980's. The dryer never dried my clothes on one cycle. The 1995 dishwasher was never fixed 100% either. NO JOKE!! The peel and stick linoleum flooring was disgusting. There was beautiful hardwood floor under the large gash the maintenance guy left when moving my 1998 refrigerator. The fan in the bathroom(s) are NOT exhaust fans. It's just a plain ol' fan. It'll just barely circulate the hot steamy air around. At least there was a window in the master bathroom I could crack open. There was paint peeling off the living room wall, master bedroom and bathroom. The counter tops were literally sticky. The nasty gray brown carpet crunched under foot. I always knew where my kid was cuz I could hear her walking around. There were rusty nails and hooks sticking out all over the balcony and railings. Whoever painted the apartment prior to me moving… See More>
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    Resident 2020 - 2023



    The apartments are run down and practically unlivable. Drywall rotting in the water closet. They have no problem evicting you for a flood that was their problem and decide to bring lawyers against you. Sure when you walk in it looks nice, but paint can sure cover up damages and mold underneath. They have a rodent problem. Take it from a tenant that’s lived here for 3 years, it’s not worth the price or your headache they will cause you. Numerous tenants and I have talked and there is no urgency to fix problems you may encounter and maintenance, well that’s a quick repair which is not properly done. Appliance down, oh well! They think living in the 1960s is still a thing with bathroom fans, thermostats and don’t get me started about their “quick fixes” on everything. Do not recommend. However, I can tell you Camden Fair Lakes down the street about a mile away is wonderful! I lived there for 7 years, highly recommend! This complex is just terrible. 100% DO NOT RECOMMEND.

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      Resident 2008 - 2021


      It has been a lovely experience living here. The staff is friendly, courteous and go out of their way to be helpful. The surroundings are pleasant, and maintenance issues are quickly and efficiently handled. I especially like the walking trails as they have provided a break during the pandemic. In this year of lockdown, the Courts staff have tried exceptionally hard to help residents and this is very much appreciated. I would recommend the Courts very highly to anyone considering living here!

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        Resident 2020


        Professional staff and excellent maintenance! Kourtney Baber was always polite and willing to help. The property is always quiet and clean and conveniently located near shopping etc. I highly recommend this property!

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          Resident 2015 - 2019


          I should mention that the property has declined significantly since new management took over last year. They have staff now that are not as knowledgeable as the ones before. They are not organized especially regarding move out processes. They WILL nickel and dime you during the move out process. If you have pets, be prepared. They will charge you $500 or more to replace years old carpets and claim it is because of pet damage. They will not show you proof of said damage, but will claim that they took photos so you either have to pay them or go to collections. The property manager is not friendly and the only time I spoke to her she had an attitude. There are too many other places to live in that area to deal with their BS. Find a better place.

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            J. Latham

            Resident 2019


            I have lived here since 2012 and love the botanical garden style common grounds with mature trees, bushes, herb garden, paths. Picnic areas are throughout the grounds as well as other amenities. The gated community is near the Fairfax County Government Centers, Fair Oaks area, Rt. 66. The rent is very reasonable compared to other nearby apartments going for at least $200 more a month. The new resident manager is friendly and on top of things - making sure everything is in top notch condition. The maintenance staff are friendly and always willing to help. I highly recommend. I just renewed my lease after looking at several places nearby - they wanted people to pay for visitor spaces, the rents were higher, the did not have friendly staff.

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              Resident 622816

              Verified Resident 2018 - 2019


              Overall, the Courts at Fair Oaks is a good option for the Fairfax area. It is close to a lot of shopping and about 15 minutes from the metro. The kitchen layout is not the best but the bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious. The location of the dumpster is inconvenient but not a deal breaker when living here. The community is kept clean. Neighbors can never be heard so there is always peace and quiet within your apartment. Although when the windows are open, you can hear cars from 66 zooming by. The leasing office is super friendly and helpful. They sometimes take a second to respond but always try their best to get issues resolved. Parking can be an issue during late hours but during the day, there is enough parking for everyone.

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                Resident 610285

                Verified Resident 2012 - 2019


                There are a number of developments in our area but The Courts at Fair Oaks really delivers. It is a well taken care of development and is gated and the apartments are very nice, upgraded and have nice layouts. All of the staff are helpful and make living there more comfortable. I have already recommended to friends. If you are looking in this area it is worth stopping by.



                  The Courts at Fair Oaks
                  Thank you so much for the review! Resident referrals are one of the greatest compliments we can receive...thank you! We are so happy that you are enjoying your home and we thank you for making your home with us!
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                  Resident 595080

                  Verified Resident 2013 - 2019


                  Landscaping has really gone down in the past 4 years. This August itll make 5 years Ive lived here. Security doors along side of the community and front have been non-working for 3 years now. Landscaping (bushes, mulch, litter/ trash removal) and grounds keeping is way below proper standards for the area.



                    The Courts at Fair Oaks
                    Thank you for your candid feedback. We share your disappointment with the landscaping this past year. In fact, we were so disappointed that we've changed contractors and are optimistic that we will see a marked improvement this year. Re: the gates, we've attempted repairs and have found that the system needs to be replaced - we are currently in the process of receiving bids for the work. These things don't always play out as timely as we'd like. We thank you for your patience.
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                    Resident 590971

                    Verified Resident 2015 - 2018


                    Ive been living here for several years now. I have lived in many apartment complexes and this complex Is well managed. I have no complaints except there are not enough two bedroom two bathroom units if I wanted a roommate

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                      Resident 570897

                      Verified Resident 2016 - 2018


                      The Courts has offered me and my husband a safe community where we feel comfortable to live. The location is close to Wegmans, Whole Foods, and 66. One area for growth would be the apartment to be updated with more modern features, countertops, and a more open floor plan.



                        The Courts at Fair Oaks
                        Thank you for your review. We couldn't be happier knowing that you and your husband have been enjoying the many benefits to living at The Courts at Fair Oaks! Most importantly, we are grateful that you have chosen to make your home with us!
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                        Resident 559692

                        Verified Resident 2018


                        Pure crap. Sign the lease if you want to live in a old broken down community where management doesnt give a crap about their community. They advertise remodeled apartments. Floor boards creaking and soon will be falling through the ceiling. Old bathtubs rusted out that need re glazing which they refuse to fix. Old stainless steel appliances that with a gnat problem. Gnats all in my ice maker and fridge ruining food. Fridge doesnt even close right. Pure crap. CRAP. Do not move here. You will regret it.



                          The Courts at Fair Oaks
                          Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry that you have been disappointed with your experience here. I can't speak to your apartment, but we do have a variety of finish-levels; renovated at different times over the years. That said, it sounds like you have several unresolved service concerns. Unfortunately, due to the anonymous nature of your review, we are unable to reach out to you. Please contact the property manager, Diana, at We would very much like the opportunity to address your concerns! Thank you for our patience.
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                          Resident 541938

                          Verified Resident 2000 - 2018


                          I have been living here since 2000. You could say that I am lazy but it is hassle to move. The area has changed a lot since then and while our property has gone through multiple ownership, for the most part, the management group has been pretty good. The latest ownership are trying to keep up with the surrounding properties as everyone is trying to one up each other due to housing costs/inventory. Gotta keep up. However, we are still situated very nicely away from most of the traffic and still quite accessible to all of that traffic (double edged sword). It's a good place to live and most neighbors are pretty good about minding their manners and not make too much noise after hours.

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                            Resident 514947

                            Verified Resident 2018


                            Nice walking trails, great location in Fairfax, no place for kids to play other than the fenced in tennis courts. The management will not get back to you. If you move in, pray you don't have any maintenance issues. They are hard to get a hold of and tough to follow up with if you have any problems with the apartment.



                              The Courts at Fair Oaks
                              Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you have not received the service that you expect and deserve. Unfortunately, we are unable to reach out to you dud to the anonymity of your review. Please reach out to our property manager, Diana, at your earliest convenience at I'm sure she will be happy to address your concerns. Thank you for your patience!
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                              Resident 468551

                              Verified Resident 2017 - 2018


                              My experience with the Courts at Fair Oaks has been a good one. They have friendly and helpful staff, nice gym and a walking trail around the apartments. There is a beautiful balcony where I can get some fresh air, read a book and drink a cup of coffee comfortably



                                The Courts at Fair Oaks
                                Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you are enjoying the many benefits to living at The Courts at Fair Oaks! We are also very grateful for your residency!
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                                Resident 2017


                                it is a nice community, i have been living there for 3 months, before i sign the contract, i talked with the manager about parking rules for my commercial vehicle, and we did agree for parking to any empty space until the towing company gives a decal for the vehicle. After 3 months i just received a notice about new parking rules effective by Aug 1st. unfortunately i get towed same day when they just handed out the parking notice. That is ridiculous. They made me pay $160 for towing my car, and they were not clear on the notice sheet about the new rules. the community is really good, i have no complain so far, but i can not say same thing about the unprofessional office crew or whoever is responsible for that... be aware for everything that they say, because somehow they make them right and let you pay the expenses.



                                  The Courts at Fair Oaks
                                  Anonymous, I am sorry to hear that you have had an unsatisfactory experience at our community. Especially in this area, we understand that parking is one of the main concerns to our residents. With that in mind, we have implemented a new parking policy that restricts commercial vehicle parking to a designated area, so that the regular parking spaces are available for registered residents. We hope that in the coming months you find that this new parking strategy offers you more convenient and easily accessible parking spaces for your commercial vehicle. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me at (703)968-7678. Best Regards, Tara Pangle Assistant Property Manager
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                                  Resident 330122

                                  Verified Resident 2016 - 2017


                                  check out the community Simpson Properties like the one in Tysons Corner. I think they can learn a lot about staff and professionalism and customer service. I do like the courts but I think so much can be done to make it better.

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                                    Resident 323644

                                    Verified Resident 2016 - 2017


                                    This place is just amazing! Great location, and it's gated. I love the security of living here. Management is super helpful and always friendly. Plus The Courts of one of the lowest pet fees around, always a plus for us animal lovers.

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                                      Resident 304863

                                      Verified Resident 2016


                                      The apartment overall is in fair condition. They can use a bathroom update for sure, and carpets need to be udpated. Overall, I had no big issue with the managemnet nor the community. But for $1500/mo, I do not consider the quality of the apartment living good. Overall service was good. I only had to contact maintaince once for my washer, and they fixed the problems right away. The management have been pretty responsive to my request so far.



                                        The Courts at Fair Oaks
                                        Greetings and thank you very much for your feedback, we appreciate it. We are pleased to know that you are enjoying your stay with us thus far and will ensure that we continue to provide you with excellent customer service to make your stay is pleasant. We are currently in the planning stages of updating some of our homes and will ensure to share your suggestions regarding our bathrooms with our teams. Thank you again for taking the time to write the review, your feedback is very important to us. Warm regards, Anisha Wells, Property Manager
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                                        Resident 298473

                                        Verified Resident 2006 - 2016


                                        My husband and I have lived in this community for 10 years. We would not have stayed this long if it didn't feel like home. We fell in love with all of the large trees and the beautiful layout of the community. The staff is very friendly and professional The location is great. You can walk to everything. Even jump on a bus right out front to get to the Metro & DC.



                                          The Courts at Fair Oaks
                                          Hi there, We are thrilled to know that you loved living at our community for 10 years, that is awesome! I'm sure you miss us as much as we miss you and your family. We are very happy to know that you had a wonderful experience at The Courts of Fair Oaks. We take pride in our customer service and community. Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your review, we really appreciate it. Warm regards, Anisha Wells, Property Manager
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                                          Resident 295935

                                          Verified Resident 2016 - 2018


                                          The apartments are somewhat older, so very quiet - and large for the price. I left a very expensive community just up the road and have never been happier. Management and maintenance are always there if you need them. Peaceful place.



                                            The Courts at Fair Oaks
                                            Greetings, Thank you for your feedback it is very much appreciated it. Glad to know how much you enjoy your home and our community, that is our goal to make sure your home is the right fit for you. The fireplace is one my favorite amenities in the home too, perfect for winter nights. If you have questions regarding adding a garage, please do not hesitate to let us know, we are happy to assists. Sincerely, Anisha Wells Property Manager
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                                            Resident 285659

                                            Verified Resident 2014 - 2016


                                            The Courts provides high quality apartments with an excellent complex with a friendly management staff. Sound proofing and insulation in the apartment are very good and the complex has a very quiet feel on most days (unless you live near the tennis court). The location is within walking distance of Fairfax corner and Wegmans. The complex does however have a somewhat inconsistent maintenance process. Sometimes maintenance will arrive same-day and resolve an issue, other times problems can take weeks resolve. Generally, the former is true more than the latter. Avoid apartments near the tennis courts as children are often extremely loud around that area and unsupervised.



                                              The Courts at Fair Oaks
                                              Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your home. Our goal is to resolve maintenance issues within 24 hours, however sometimes it is necessary to order parts or involve contractors which can extend our turnaround time. We strive to make sure that that is the exception and not the norm. If ever you put in a work order and it is taking longer than expected to complete, please reach out to me so I can do my best to get to a resolution as quickly as possible. Thank you again for reviewing the community and more importantly, thank you for being a part of it. Anisha Wells, Property Manager
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                                              Resident 2011 - 2016


                                              My husband and I have been at The Courts for about 5 years now. We currently live in the smallest 2/2... but in a few months we are going to transfer to a bigger 2/2. In the time we have been there, we have had issues, but every one of them has been resolved to satisfaction. It doesn't matter if you rent or own, something is eventually going go wrong or break, and the truth is in how it is handled and then resolved. Management and maintenance has always been on top of getting things done.

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                                                Resident 224109

                                                Verified Resident 2012 - 2016


                                                This rental community has been responsive and proactive for the four years I have been here. They are active with preventive maintenance and replacements. The grounds are well kept and attractive

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                                                  Resident 221200

                                                  Verified Resident 2014 - 2016


                                                  The Courts at Fair Oaks have been good to me, Staff and otherwise. Very cozy and quiet, I only hope I can stay for a while as long as it's affordable. Washer and a Dryer, Exercise Room, nice beautiful landscape, and sound proof walls.

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                                                    Studio 500 sq. ft.

                                                    Studio, 1 Bath | 500 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,570 - $1,910

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                                                    1 Bedroom

                                                    1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 650 sq. ft.

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 650 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,540 - $2,100

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                                                    1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 550 sq. ft.

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 550 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,585 - $1,925

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    • Laundry On-Site
                                                    • Washer/Dryer
                                                    • Garage
                                                    • Street Parking Available
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Pet Limit: 2. Comments: Dogs welcome. Maximum two pets per apartment. Weight Limit: 80 lbs. Monthly fees: $45 per dog. Non-refundable fee: $400 first pet, $200 second pet. Breed restrictions and other limitations apply.
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                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Pet Limit: 2. Comments: Cats welcome. Maximum two pets per apartment. Weight Limit: 80 lbs. Monthly fees: $35 per cat. Non-refundable fee: $400 first pet, $200 second pet.Other restrictions may apply.
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                                                    • Additional Storage
                                                    • Air Conditioner
                                                    • Balcony
                                                    • Bicycle Storage Available
                                                    • Bonus Room/Den
                                                    • Brushed Silver Appliances in Select Apartments
                                                    • Ceramic Tile Baths in Select Apartments
                                                    • Clubhouse
                                                    • Convenient to Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment
                                                    • DishWasher
                                                    • Disposal
                                                    • Electric Range
                                                    • Fireplace
                                                    • Fireplaces in Select Units
                                                    • Fitness Center
                                                    • Freeway Access
                                                    • Gated Community
                                                    • High or Vaulted Ceilings in Select Apartments
                                                    • High-Speed Internet
                                                    • Individual Climate Control
                                                    • Large Closets
                                                    • Package Receiving Service
                                                    • Picnic Area
                                                    • Pool
                                                    • Public Transportation
                                                    • Quality Landscaping
                                                    • Recycling Program
                                                    • Refrigerator
                                                    • Renovated
                                                    • Resident Car Care Center
                                                    • Resident Herb Garden
                                                    • Se Habla Espanol
                                                    • Separate Dining Room
                                                    • Short Term Lease Available
                                                    • Tennis Court
                                                    • Thermal Pane Windows
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                                                    The Courts at Fair Oaks, located in picturesque Fairfax, VA, offers apartment living at its finest! When you settle in at this gated community, you'll enjoy amenity-rich one- or two-bedroom apartments for rent that feature a full-size washer/dryer in your apartment, plus open floor plans and high ceilings. Relax by taking a swim in our large pool, working out in the fitness center, or playing a match with friends on our tennis courts. You'll also enjoy our clubhouse, landscaped picnic areas, scenic vistas, and even a community herb garden.Located in desirable Fairfax County, The Courts at Fair Oaks is near Government Center, major expressways, Dulles International Airport, and the Vienna Metro Station (Orange Line), making your travel plans and daily commute a breeze! You'll live an exciting lifestyle, too, with the Fair Oaks Mall, Cinema, and countless restaurants just moments from home!
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                                                    • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
                                                    • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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                                                    Based on 134 number of votes by renters, The Courts at Fair Oaks is currently rated 4 out of 5 stars.
                                                    The Courts at Fair Oaks is rated 1.5/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered poor. The grounds are in a state of disrepair and need immediate attention.
                                                    The Courts at Fair Oaks is rated 1/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered poor. The maintenance team is unresponsive and ineffective in addressing issues.
                                                    The Courts at Fair Oaks is rated 1/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered poor. The noise level is consistently loud and disruptive, making it difficult to live in the complex.
                                                    The Courts at Fair Oaks is rated 1/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered poor. The complex is very unsafe and poses serious risks to residents.
                                                    The Courts at Fair Oaks is rated 2/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered poor. The complex is located in a very undesirable and unsafe neighborhood with limited or no access to local attractions and services.
                                                    The Courts at Fair Oaks is rated 1.5/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered poor. The staff is unresponsive and unhelpful, making it difficult to live in the complex.
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                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Comments: Dogs welcome. Maximum two pets per apartment. Weight Limit: 80 lbs. Monthly fees: $45 per dog. Non-refundable fee: $400 first pet, $200 second pet. Breed restrictions and other limitations apply.
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Comments: Cats welcome. Maximum two pets per apartment. Weight Limit: 80 lbs. Monthly fees: $35 per cat. Non-refundable fee: $400 first pet, $200 second pet.Other restrictions may apply.
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