Fairfax is tremendous for families with children. In addition to a terrific school district, there is something of a 'baby boom', so lots of other families with kids. Fairfax has lots of parks and open space, along with kids simply playing in the streets. There is a community-run co-op day care facility, along with seasonal events for children. There is also an avid youth sports scene, music instructors, and a wonderful dance studio.