Centreville, Virginia

Centreville is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a Census Designated Place, the community population was 48,661 as of the 2000 census. According to a tourism pamphlet published by the Fairfax County Government 1907 and preserved in the University of Virginia’s libraries, Centreville was the first proper town within the modern boundaries of Fairfax County, settled under the name of Newgate or New Gate at some point in the 17th or 18th century. In more recent times, Centreville has become a suburb of Washington, D.C. Most growth occurred in the late ’90s and early 2000s due the influx of technology companies. It features a growing Korean population, but otherwise is quite a typical American suburb, comprised of townhouses, strip malls, a movie theater, and large housing developments.