Welcome to Great Falls, VA
Situated on the banks of the Potomac River, Great Falls offers the serenity of the small-town way of life and a close-knit and laid-back community of neighbors. Upscale and safe, surrounded by natural scenery with some of our nation’s best public and private schools, living in Great Falls is the perfect place for those who enjoy peaceful living away from the metropolitan lifestyle.
Known for its elegant homes on spacious lots of a half-acre or more, in Great Falls you will find single-family detached homes in a variety of styles and architecture. Only 15 miles west-northwest from downtown Washington, DC, this private enclave is where you can get away from the bustle of the big city while still being close enough to commute or enjoy its amenities within a short drive.
Residents are just minutes from the gorgeous Great Falls National Park, home to 800 acres of wildlife, lush foliage, and the breathtaking Great Falls of the Potomac River, which the town was named after. Enjoy miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, white water rafting, and many other exciting outdoor adventures, or pack a picnic and relish the spectacular views of the falls from the many viewing platforms.
Also nearby, Riverbend Park is one of the area’s less frequented hidden gems with forests, wildflower meadows, the Potomac Heritage Trail, and fishing, kayaking, and canoeing options on the calmer part of the river.
The community of Great Falls hosts a variety of annual events that bring neighbors together and foster community spirit. An Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July parade, Halloween Spooktacular, and Christmas Tree Lighting Festival, as well as summer concerts with local musicians every Sunday night, movies in the park, and Cars and Coffee on Saturday mornings, are just some of the many events of which you can partake.
The location for many of Great Fall’s community events, Great Falls Village Center is the heart of the town with a lovely gazebo and the village green. Shop at locally owned boutiques, dine at fabulous restaurants, find quality services, health, and beauty shops, and hit the weekly Farmer’s Market every Saturday mornings for fresh produce and much more.
Although you can meet your daily and personal shopping needs within Great Falls, the nearby area offers options for your major purchases. Only a 20 minutes’ drive, Tyson’s Corner Center is Virginia’s largest shopping mall with over 300 stores, eateries, and services and across the street, you will find The Shops at Fairfax Square, home to luxury and high-end retailers.
Voted one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in America in 2016 and 2017 by OpenTable and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2012, L’Auberge Chez Francois is one of NoVA’s highly rated establishments. Savor classic French courses in a cozy cottage style atmosphere with a culinary heritage passed down through generations.
For outstanding Mediterranean and Italian cuisine and delicious kabobs, Village Grill is where you should go. Bollywood Bistro offers affordable and contemporary Indian fare with generous servings and outstanding service.
For over 35 years, the Old Brogue has been Great Fall’s favorite watering hole with traditional Irish dishes and bar food along with a great selection of beers on tap in a place oozing with charm. If you would like to see some of the other dining options in Great Falls, please click here.