Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
Northern Virginia is setting the pace for growth and development. A pro-business climate and lower tax rates, as well as its standout school systems, a highly-skilled workforce and proximity to the federal government have made this fast-growing region a desirable place to live, work and invest in. The region of 2 million residents includes Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park. A highly diverse economy includes global corporate headquarters for 10 Fortune 500 and 23 Fortune 1000 companies, including Freddie Mac, Capital One Financial, Northrop Grumman and Hilton Worldwide Holdings. The region offers a deep pool of skilled talent more than 4 million strong, with educational attainment rates well above the national average. More than 60 higher education institutions are in the region, including George Mason University.
People from every corner of the world are part of the fabric of Northern Virginia, a place that is welcoming and inviting, and where diversity in culture and in thought are embraced. The more than 2 million residents of Northern Virginia enjoy a cosmopolitan quality of life that includes highly walkable urban neighborhoods, charming smaller communities and wide-open rural spaces. Northern Virginia offers access to more than 60 colleges and universities. More than 60 percent of adults in the region are college graduates and 25 percent hold advanced degrees, well above national averages.