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Neighborhood Falls Church

Falls Church has a homespun charm few buyers can resist. Mature red maples and white pines create a natural canopy over peaceful streets. A mix of historic homes and modern condos offer diverse real estate options in a village setting. Located about six miles from Washington, D.C., this independent city encompasses 2.2 miles in the northernmost portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Home to 14,658 residents as of 2020, Falls Church is entirely self-sufficient, with its own local government and school district. Established as a town in 1875, it gets its name from an 18th-century Church of England and retains much of its historic character. It became an independent city in 1948.

Despite its unassuming nature, Falls Church is one of the most affluent communities in the state due to high incomes, investments, and median home values. Its pedestrian-friendly downtown area and excellent school district make it one of the most desirable places to live in Northern Virginia.

What You'll Love About Falls Church

  • Fantastic outdoor recreation: Falls Church operates and maintains 14 parks and recreational facilities that offer numerous opportunities for walking, running, cycling, and sports. Most parks have swings, slides, and other play structures in addition to picnic tables and BBQ grills.

    Residents also have access to lighted volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts as well as two scenic miles of the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail that winds through the city.

  • Local shopping and dining: The city offers a wide range of shops, salons, fitness studios, and casual dining restaurants at Birch & Broad (formerly Falls Plaza), Crossroads Center, Crossroads Place, Idylwood PlazaSeven Corners Shopping Center, and more. Major retailers include Burlington, Bassett Furniture, Dick's Sporting Goods, Giant, Marshalls, Ulta, and Whole Foods.

    But perhaps the most popular commercial strip is Eden Center, which features more than 120 businesses and an iconic Lion Arch gateway entrance. The mall features bakeries and restaurants serving Bolivian, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese fare.

  • Fun festivals and events: The city hosts a variety of outdoor concerts, film screenings, fitness activities, and seasonal celebrations throughout the year. Signature events include the Falls Church Festival, Farm Day, Farmers Market, Holiday Gift & Craft Show, Taste of Falls Church, and Tinner Hill Music Festival.
  • Vibrants arts and culture scene: ArtSpace Falls Church features a gallery and 95-seat theater managed by non-profit Creative Cauldron. It hosts year-round exhibits, live performances, and educational programs. The State Theater is a restaurant and concert and events venue built in 1936. It hosts concerts, comedy shows, dance parties, and other events.
  • Hallowed historic sites: The Falls Church is a historic Episcopal church that was founded in 1734. It served as a local landmark during the growth and the development of the city. The Cherry Hill Farmhouse is a historic farm property that dates back 1845 and serves as a museum with authentic furniture and farming tools from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Real Estate In Falls Church

Falls Church has established neighborhoods, apartment buildings, and mixed-use developments offering a wide range of property types. Notable neighborhoods include Broadmont, Ellison Heights, East Falls Church, Idylwood, Jefferson Village, Pimmit Hills, and West Falls Church.

The housing market offers condos, townhomes, and single-family homes. The most desirable properties are situated on spacious lots with mature landscaping. Popular architectural styles include Craftsman, Cape Cod, Contemporary, Colonial Revival, and Victorian.

Falls Church Listings

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