Welcome to Falls Church
Known as the “Little City”, Falls Church exudes small-town charm and is only 6 miles from Washington DC. With a population near 14,000, this close-knit community is where people watch out for each other and neighbors quickly become friends. Parents love Falls Church’s excellent school system and children benefit from the small class sizes and strong friendships that last from kindergarten to adulthood.
Houses in Falls Church range from classic Tudor and Colonials to Cape Cod, Craftsman, and ranch style dwellings on winding tree-lined streets with spacious yardage. Although the majority of houses are single-family residences, there are also a number of townhomes, modern condominiums, and luxury estates.
Safe and friendly, diverse and historic, with picturesque green spaces and many annual events that bring the community together, Falls Church is where young single professionals can start their lives, grow a family, and retire in a peaceful community with the amenities of dynamic Washington DC a short drive away.
Falls Church has 12 gorgeous parks and a multitude of scenic trails for walking, jogging, and cycling. The Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts is a fifteen-minute drive away where residents enjoy indoor and outdoor concerts and theater performances all year long; it also features the Children’s Theater in the Woods for young art aficionados. The Saturday morning Farmer’s Market in Falls Church is open year-round and a community gathering spot with live music, unique vendors, fresh produce, homemade prepared goods, and so much more. In fact, in 2010 it received first place in the medium category as America’s Best Loved Farmer’s Markets by America’s Farmland Trust. Other community events include the Memorial Day Parade, the Halloween Carnival, Blues Festival, Independence Day party, summer movies in the park, and many others.
Falls Church may be small, but you can easily find your daily and personal requirements in the town itself. Downtown Falls Church has a commercial sector with several locally owned businesses and a revitalization of the area is due to be completed by summer 2018. Residents of Falls Church also head to the Seven Corners Center, which offers over 45 shops and eateries including a Barnes & Noble, Michael’s, Burlington Coat Factory, and many others. For major shopping excursions, Tyson’s Corner Center is Virginia’s largest shopping mall and only a 15-minute drive from Falls Church. It features over 300 shops, restaurants, and services as well as a 16-theater cinema and outdoor plaza where a variety of events are held throughout the year. For high-end and luxury shopping desires, the Shops of Fairfax Square is located across the street from Tyson’s Corner Center.
You can see the variety of restaurants in Falls Church here and I have included some of the town’s highest rated venues. For quick and tasty authentic Greek food, Plaka Grill is where you will find friendly service, generous portions, and even a self-serve wine bar. If you love your grilled cheese sandwiches, Spacebar is out of this world, featuring gourmet build your own sandwiches and a wide selection of craft beer. Café Kindred is a wonderful indie coffee shop with a cozy and chilled vibe, delicious sandwiches, and delectable pastries. Head to Little Dipper Hot Pot House for sensational hot pots made with quality ingredients and flavorful sauces at reasonable prices. Authentic and fusion tacos can be found at Taco Bamba, NoVA’s favorite taco joint. Be sure to get Elote on the side, a sensational street grilled corn with cheese and spices.