At a Glance
- Public Transportation: Bus & Rail
- Walk Score: 90 (Falls Church City)
- Grocery Stores: Safeway, Giant, Whole Foods, The Local Market, Red White & Bleu, Halalco, Harris Teeter
- Local High Schools: Falls Church, George Mason, Marshall
Falls Church City is comprised of just 2 square miles, making it the smallest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city is approximately 9 miles west of Washington DC, making it an ideal location for those commuting to the Nation’s Capital. The greater area of Falls Church is located just west of Ballston and east of Tyson’s Corner.
Falls Church residents have a variety of transportation options. The Metro’s Orange Line stops at both West Falls Church and East Falls Church, providing for direct access into DC and Tyson’s Corner. Bus transit is also readily available via the Metrobus system, and Falls Church is close to several major commuter routes such as The Beltway and Route 66.
Falls Church is a very desirable area to live in because of its small-town feel and strong community. It attracts long-term residents by offering a wide array of properties–from new build condos on Broad Street to new townhomes and single-family homes on Route 7 by Shreve Road.
The Spectrum Condominium, the very first green condominium project in all of Northern Virginia, is an innovative example of how builders and homeowners can improve air quality and conserve natural resources.
Things to Do
Falls Church is the home of numerous renowned international eateries and is a destination spot for foodies in the DC region.
Those who enjoy the outdoors will find nature aplenty along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, which runs through Falls Church. The trail was once a railroad until 1951. Today it serves as a footpath traversed by walkers, bicyclists and runners.
For music lovers, the free summer concert series in Falls Church’s numerous parks and outdoor spaces is an absolute must.
Falls Church’s name derives from an 18th-century Anglican parish called “The Falls Church.”