Vienna is a town in Fairfax County, south of the Potomac River and west of Washington D.C. Significantly more people live in ZIP codes with the Vienna postal addresses bordered approximately by Interstate 66 on the south, Interstate 495 on the east, and Route 7 to the north.
In 1940, Vienna was a small, quiet, rural town with a small population and remained virtually untouched by the metropolitan character of the nation's capital. The town began to take on a new look in the 1950s when many businesses started to move in. The post-World War II rush to the suburbs brought a burgeoning population to Northern Virginia, their new houses blending with those of an earlier era.
In 1954, the first of Vienna's modern shopping centers was opened. More shopping centers followed in quick succession in an attempt to keep up with the influx of newcomers who bought homes in the town's new subdivisions. Older residents recall with nostalgia the Victorian homes and the maple trees that lined Maple Avenue before it was widened in 1958.
Population around Vienna increased rapidly, leading to the establishment of Fairfax Hospital, the county's first hospital, in 1961; construction of Dulles International Airport in 1962; the opening of Tysons Corner Center in 1968; and the opening of the Vienna Metrorail station in 1986.
Today, fabulous high-end shopping and dining can be found at Fairfax Square. It is a shopper’s heaven, with a variety of shops ranging from Tiffany & Co. to Louis Vuitton to Morton’s Steakhouse.
Vienna also houses Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. It has something for everyone. Performances range from pop to country to orchestra to dance to opera.
MAE-East is located within the Vienna postal area in Tysons Corner CDP. This served as one of two locations (in addition to MAE-West) where all Internet traffic was exchanged between one ISP and other private, government, and academic Internet networks and served as a magnet for telecom and other high-tech companies focused on the Internet. In 1995 America Online (AOL) was headquartered at 8619 Westwood Center Drive in Tysons Corner CDP in unincorporated Fairfax County, near Vienna.
Despite the many changes that have occurred since Vienna became a town over 100 years ago, it has retained a sense of pride in the community, and its people have worked successfully to preserve many of the traditions and institutions that give us the feeling of living in our own small town.
Neighborhoods in the area include
Hunters - The Hunters neighborhood is made up of Hunter Mill, Hunter Valley, and Hunter Crest. The community includes a private horse riding club for their residents and plenty of other amenities.
Tysons - The Tysons neighborhood is made up of Tysons Green, Tysons Court, Tysons Village, and many more. Neighboring on the popular city of Tyson's Corner, these neighborhoods provide easy commutes to the businesses of the Dulles Technology Corridor.
Vienna - The Vienna neighborhood is made up of Vienna Estates, Vienna Grove, Vienna Oaks, Vienna Woods, and many more. This award-winning neighborhood is a one of a kind community with easy access to Tyson's Corner.
Westwood - The Westwood neighborhood is made up of Westwood Manor, Westwood Oaks, Westwood View, Westwood Village, and many more. Anchored by the Westwood Country Club, this community features plenty of suburban living nearby an urban city.