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- Public Transportation: EFC and WFC Metro
- Walk Score: 95
- Grocery Store(s): Giant
- Local High School: George Mason
Falls Church City is located between Fairfax and Arlington Counties. Highly regarded schools, convenient access to DC and small town charm continue to keep Falls Church high on the list of many home buyers.
Though the metro rail does not run through Falls Church, the innovative GEORGE bus system shuttles residents to East Falls Church metro station, West Falls Church metro station and around the city of Falls Church. These clean diesel GEORGE buses are part of a pilot program designed to reduce emissions and pollutants.
Also part of the city’s green movement are a series of events designed to teach residents how to improve their community and the world around them. Recent events focused on horticulture, arboriculture, conservation, the environment, and earth stewardship. Falls Church City is also home to the first green condominium in Northern Virginia. The Spectrum Condominium, located on West Broad Street, is a excellent example of the choices builders and homeowners can make to improve energy efficiency, air quality and conservation of natural resources. As awareness about the benefits of green homes continue to grow, so does demand for homes like these. Demand is also growing for towns like Falls Church that offer many of your daily needs within walking distance.
A small portion of the 45-mile Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail runs through the city of Falls Church. The trail provided railroad transportation from 1860 to 1951, but has since been converted into a path heavily used by walkers, runners and bikers alike. Falls Church residents also enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the various parks and the free summer concert series. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy the relaxing sounds of local musicians.
The schools in Falls Church City have received not only local, but also national notoriety. At one point, George Mason High School ranked #1 in the DC area by Washington Post and #6 in the nation by Newsweek Magazine. Falls Church city residents are also eligible to send students to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
The hardest part about buying a home in Falls Church City is finding one available. Falls Church is one of those towns where people come to live and stay a while limiting the housing inventory. Even when the market slowed down, housing inventory has remained relatively low in Falls Church.
If Falls Church sounds like a town that appeals to you, we would love to answer questions you have and provide you with our local insight.
Arbour Realty’s Five to Try: Falls Church
- State Theatre — Opened as a movie house in 1936 and converted to a concert venue in 1988, State Theatre has evolved into an intimate venue to catch you favorite bands.
- Annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade — Held each year, the festival culminates with a parade down Park Avenue featuring local police and fire departments, marching bands, and civic and cultural associations.
- Taste of Falls Church & Fall Festival — Celebrate the Fall season with rides, crafts, food, children’s activities and live entertainment at Historic Cherry Hill Farmhouse and Barn.
- Jefferson District Golf Course — Enjoy a casual morning of golf at this 9-hole public course ideal for those golfers who prefer to walk.
- Cherry Hill Farmhouse & Barn — Listed on the National Registerof Historic Places, check out the schedule at this historic family farm that offers historical reenactments, concerts, readings, lectures, and even the occasional spot of afternoon tea.
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