Franklin Farm, Virginia

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Franklin Farm, Virginia
Census-designated place
Sign at the east entrance to Franklin Farm planned community
Sign at the east entrance to Franklin Farm planned community
Franklin Farm, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia is located in Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia is located in the US
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Franklin Farm, Virginia
Location within Fairfax county
Coordinates: 38°54′25″N 77°24′05″W / 38.90694°N 77.40139°W / 38.90694; -77.40139Coordinates: 38°54′25″N 77°24′05″W / 38.90694°N 77.40139°W / 38.90694; -77.40139
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Area
 • Total 4.78 sq mi (12.38 km2)
 • Land 4.75 sq mi (12.31 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation[1] 374 ft (114 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,288
 • Density 4,059/sq mi (1,567.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20171
FIPS code 51-29628
GNIS feature ID 2584848[1]

Franklin Farm refers to both a census-designated place (CDP) and a planned community located within the Oak Hill section of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It is a suburb of Washington, D.C., located about 20 miles west of the White House.

The Franklin Farm CDP, which was named for the older planned community contained within, had a population of 19,288 as of the 2010 census.[2] The population was divided among 6,197 housing units, which were spread across 4.78 square miles (3,059 acres) of land.[3][4]

The planned community of Franklin Farm is located within the CDP. Covering slightly less than 30 percent of the CDP, the planned community occupies 1.32 square miles (850 acres) and contains 1,777 housing units. It was established in 1980 and features 13 miles of trails, 6 fishing ponds, 6 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, 14 tot lots, 3 multipurpose courts, 1 sand volleyball court, and 180 acres of open space. The Fairfax County Parkway bisects the community. The Franklin Farm Foundation is the homeowner association with jurisdiction over the planned community.[5]

As an unincorporated area, Franklin Farm's boundaries are not officially defined by either a municipal government or by the government of Fairfax County, though the Franklin Farm Foundation does have specific boundaries.

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