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      Fairfax is a residential neighborhood located in the Brandywine Hundred area of North Wilmington. The neighborhood is bordered to the south by Murphy Road, Route 202 (Concord Pike) on the west and Foulk Road on the east. The northern boundary of the neighborhood is the New Castle County-operated Fairfax-North Park. Fairfax is a post-World War II neighborhood with construction on the first homes beginning in 1951. There are 803 single family homes in Fairfax as well as 116 apartments. The homes are primarily brick colonial with several blocks containing split-level homes and two styles of ranch houses.

            While many residents have built additions or detached garages to the original Fairfax home to accommodate for 21st century living, the small, intimate, neighbor-friendly community is considered one of “Delaware’s Best” when it comes to raising a family.

            Fairfax is well known for its social events, particularly the Halloween costume parade held the weekend before Halloween each year. Over 100 children dressed in their scary, wacky, or heroic duds gather at the corner of Waverly Rd. and Thomas Rd. to begin a block-long trek to the South Park where baked treats, candy and fun await. 

            Fairfax is considered a suburb of Wilmington with a typical commute to downtown of approximately 10 minutes. The community has regular bus service to Wilmington and other areas with stops at the Concord Presbyterian church and the Fairfax Shopping center. Fairfax is also home to many who work in Philadelphia. Average commute times to south Philadelphia are 35 minutes and 50 minutes to downtown. The public school feeder pattern for the neighborhood beginning in September 2009 will be Lombardy Elementary K-5, Springer Middle School 6-8, and Brandywine High School 9-12.

            The Fairfax Civic Association (FCA) meets quarterly at the Concord Presbyterian church to discuss neighborhood concerns. We do our best to have some of our elected officials and/or local police represented at the meetings to discuss things happening around the area. The FCA requests that all residents pay their dues when asked.  Notices for payment usually get mailed out around the first of the year. Dues are the only source of income for  the FCA to pay for things such as snow removal, common area maintenance, quarterly newsletters and social events.

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