Falls Church

Peaceful, upscale, small-town living at its best.

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Welcome to Falls Church, VA

Peaceful, upscale, small-town living at its best. Discover the unique charms of the Falls Church real estate market.


Falls Church, Virginia, is one of the smallest cities in the state, with just over 2 square miles of land. It's often called "The Little City" because of this, but that refers to the area's land. It's a community with a lot of energy with its own local vibe. About 14,000 people call it home, benefiting from the expansive amenities, including fitness and outdoor activities, nightlife, and restaurants.

Falls Church real estate is versatile. Variations of home values are based on location and the school district. It’s easy enough to find a beautiful single-family home in a traditional, small-town neighborhood. There are also townhomes, condos, and apartments in the area as well. Newer homes are present, but many seek out townhome-style living in this area so they can be close to it all.



What to Love

  • A small and tranquil town with plenty to offer
  • Community drive and local vibe
  • Ample green space for biking, walking and enjoying nature

People and Lifestyle

Falls Church is about 9 miles from Washington, DC, making it a community many commuters call home. It’s easy to get around with limited traffic but also because it is a small city. It’s a walkable community with shops and restaurants close to area homes and neighborhoods, creating a welcoming, small-town experience, unlike the big cities surrounding it. The Falls Church real estate market offers a lot of opportunity to find the perfect neighborhood for you and your family.

It's also very community-driven with a goal of maintaining its historical importance and smaller size. Residents enjoy the outdoors, upscale bistros and the nightlife – a few bars and live music venues can light up any night here.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Finding a fantastic meal in Falls Church isn’t hard to do, though national chains are not the common option. Instead, fabulous local establishments like Yume Sushi and Dogwood Tavern are the ideal way to end the day with a comforting meal. These establishments provide exceptional quality – refined ingredients and innovative flavors. Dogwood Tavern offers upscale pub grub with live music throughout the week. Mission BBQ is another top spot for good, stick-to-your-bones food.

Dogfish Head is a fantastic place for good food, but it is really the craft brews that draw in many people to this location. No place in the area is better than Thompson Italian for a cocktail, a glass of wine, and handmade pasta. It has a reputation for authentic, upscale cuisine. For those looking for something refreshing, Solace Outpost is the ideal choice. Craft beers, laid-back pub food, and lots of TVs to make the experience lighthearted are always available. 



Things to Do

While Falls Church may be small in size, it has a few of the best amenities and features in the region. The State Theatre is perhaps one of the best experiences in the region. It’s home to live music and all types of performances. Built-in 1936 as a movie theater, it’s now a popular event space.

The outdoor opportunities here are fantastic. Homes Run Trail runs through the area, including through Homes Run Park, a neighborhood in the city. It’s the ideal choice for those who wish to do some biking, running, or just take a dog for a walk. Cherry Hill Park is the crown jewel of the city's park system, with a play structure, grilling area, basketball court, and picnic areas. The 45-mile long W&OD Trail runs through Falls Church, providing the perfect paved trail for runners and cyclists. The Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet Club, with a swimming pool and tennis courts, has long served residents throughout the warm summer months.




The Falls Church community is served primarily by the Falls Church City Public Schools. Schools in the area include:

  • Meridian High School, 9 – 12 grades
  • Falls Church Day School, 18 months – K
  • Mount Daniel Elementary School, K – 2nd grade
  • Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, 6 – 8 grades

Falls Church Real Estate

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Overview for Falls Church, VA

14,494 people live in Falls Church, where the median age is 39.3 and the average individual income is $76,354. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Falls Church, VA

Falls Church has 5,630 households, with an average household size of 2.57. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Falls Church do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,494 people call Falls Church home. The population density is 7,082.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.86 / 50.14%

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Schools in Falls Church, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Falls Church. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St James Catholic School
K - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
3rd - 5th
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle
6th - 8th
Falls Church Episcopal Day School
PreK - K
No rating available

Around Falls Church, VA

There's plenty to do around Falls Church, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Diem Xua, Burger Bomb, and TriFit Evolution.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.26 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.84 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.37 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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