Fairfax was founded in the 1800s when eager settlers arrived by wagon to claim some of the most fertile prairie land in Iowa. Located on the southwestern edge of Cedar Rapids, this growing suburb became a prosperous farming community when the railroad arrived in town and farmers could send their products to market. Today real estate in Fairfax houses over 2,000 residents.
Fairfax Properties are located near plenty of celebrations and events. A great community tradition that has been going on for years is the annual Fairfax USA Days. Owners of Fairfax homes will enjoy this event that offers a variety of entertainment for all ages. The popular Greg Fetter Memorial Softball Tournament kicks off the three day event. The celebration also includes a parade, carnival, live music, youth kickball tournament, 5K run and plenty of bounce houses for the kids. A Fairfax home buyer will enjoy touring and learning about one of the USA Days' centerpieces. The Star Hotel and Livery was built in the 1870s and is believed to have once housed Jesse James.
Fairfax residents are fortunate to have many beautiful local and county recreational areas at their disposal. The city has two lovely community parks and just opened a third park and recreational center complete with ball fields. The fields are home to Fairfax’s Summer Baseball Program, a wonderful Fairfax tradition. Generations of the town’s kids have polished their skills for high school and college careers while playing Fairfax community ball. Girls’ softball and children’s T-ball leagues were added a few years ago. Over 60 volunteer coaches and assistants make it possible for kids to participate in this great summer program. This is a caring community with beautiful Fairfax homes available for great families.
Along with these city parks, Fairfax real estate is close to over 7,000 acres of Linn County recreational areas. The Morgan Creek Park offers picnicking, camping and trails to enjoy. The 840 acre Palisades-Kepler State Park provides picnicking and camping along the beautiful Cedar River. This park is unique because a mammoth’s molar tooth was once found in the area. Looking for Fairfax homes for sale may take you by other nearby recreational areas.
Holiday and cultural events are another important part of life for Fairfax families. Buyers of in Fairfax will appreciate the generosity and thoughtfulness shown by Fairfax residents. Thanksgiving Day is observed with a community Thanksgiving dinner. The local library also offers wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas parties for children. The best Christmas decorations in town are honored with a city sponsored Christmas decorating contest. Cultural events include concerts brought to town by the Red Cedar Chamber Music’s Rural Outreach program. Fairfax’s city staff also encourages and recruits musicians and artists to share their talents with the community. Lisa Nolan can tell you more about this great town.