City Hall
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 703-248-5001

Chamber of Commerce
417 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 703-532-1050

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.

Healthcare facilities within the Falls Church region are abundant and first-rate. Inova Fairfax Hospital and the associated Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children are located in the town. The facility has been named a top 100 National Benchmark Hospital and ranked “One of America’s Best Hospitals” in the annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. The children’s hospital is northern Virginia’s only pediatric tertiary care center, providing the highest level of patient care and state-of-the-art technology.

Residents of Falls Church enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the nation, and more than one quarter of all adults are college graduates. Education is a top priority, evidenced by the reputation for excellence earned by the Falls Church Independent School District. Per pupil expenditure is substantial and approximately 88 percent of high school graduates go on to pursue a higher education. Public schools offer college preparatory and advanced courses as well as an International Baccalaureate program in several fields of study. Computer and vocational training are available in conjunction with Arlington career Center. The school system includes a preschool child development center and offers day care for elementary age students.

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 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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