Fairfax County, Virginia, United States is the home to Burke, ranked as one of the best places to live in. Founded in the 19th century, Burke was named after Silas Burke (1796–1854) who was a local politician. He influenced the place to be named Burke because he built a house on a hill overlooking the valley of Pohick Creek, which he soon donated towards the construction of a railroad.
Burke is known of its man-made Burke Lake Park with a golf course, one of the largest recreational parks in the state of Virginia. Burke according to the Census Bureau is considered as one of the largest communities in Virginia with an estimated population of 57,737.
Education in Burke is served with elementary and secondary schools such as Terra Centre, White Oaks, Cherry Run and Fairview. There is also the availability of public libraries which serve people and are operated by Fairfax County Public Library. These libraries include the Burke Centre Library, the Pohick Regional Library and the Kings Park Library.
Burke Centre, Virginia Railway Express stations, and Rolling Road serve Burke in terms of transportation. Recreational facilities in the place include Burke Lake Park and Burke Centre. Burke Centre is a large pool offering swimming services to the community. When we talk about Burke we can’t forget their awesome calendar, every Saturday morning in the month of May to October.VRE parking garage acts as a market to Burke Farmers. The community in September hosts the fall festival for two days. Pumpkin playground
is hosted every October.
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