Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Rendering, Alexandria
Alexandria Waterfront

Early Achievement

More than 30 percent of Fairfax County residents were born outside the U.S. In Alexandria’s public school system, students come from more than 125 countries and speak 87 languages, and in Arlington’s, they come from 114 countries and speak 99 languages. In the past decade, Loudoun County’s foreign-born population quadrupled in number and went from 11.3% to 25.2% of the overall population.

All Are Welcome

NOVA celebrates its status as one of the country’s most diverse communities in terms of ethnicity, race, and country of origin. The region is also extremely inclusive — our cities are routinely ranked as some of the most LGBTQ friendly communities in the country.