Interstate 66; US Highway 29
Originally, Falls Church was the name of a local Anglican Church. Later it was adopted by the town that grew up around it. The original wooden church that was built in 1769 was replaced a few decades later with a brick structure. This building and its cemetery are now historic landmarks that offer tours. Falls Church is characterized as a small, quiet, residential community with the status of an independent municipality. Located only seven miles southwest of Washington, DC, Falls Church is just a short 20-minute commute to the nation’s capital. Excellent public transportation serves the city, including Metrobus and two Metrorail subway stations.
Quality of Life
Nearly 100 acres of recreational facilities include parks, playgrounds, sports fields, tennis courts and a nature trail. Swimming lessons for children are part of the recreation department’s summer program. Year-round activities and classes for all ages are available in a diversity of interests from bridge and sewing to ceramics, ballet and a variety of sports. Providence Recreation Center, located nearby, maintains an indoor pool and racquetball courts. Falls Church residents can explore 3,000 acres of county parks as well as their outdoor facilities, historic estates and landmarks.
Most of the in-town neighborhoods are older and the majority of residences there are single family homes, 30 to 35 years old, set on quiet, tree-lined streets. Townhouses and condominiums are more prevalent close to the Capital Beltway. Price ranges vary widely, and newer construction is available in more recently developed communities just outside & inside the city limits. Many of the upscale, custom-built homes at Lake Barcroft feature beautiful waterfront lots. Specialty shops in town and the large malls at Tysons Corner and Seven Corners Center offer shoppers an unlimited variety of merchandise. Falls Church, an active suburban community with its “urban village” environment and well-established neighborhoods that reflect civic pride, continues to be a desirable and sought-after home.
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