Welcome to Falls Church

A bustling suburban community of vibrant lifestyles close to Washington, D.C.

Falls Church is a cozy little suburb community between Lee Highway and Custis Memorial Parkway. This slice of paradise is defined by an even tapestry of parks and beautiful, spacious neighborhoods within the metropolitan ring of Washington, D.C.

You will find Falls Church a charming, walkable community with a tremendous patriotic spirit. The eponymous Falls Church is a slice of history where George Washington himself was a vestryman for a time, and later the church was used as a recruitment center and stable for the Union army. The downtown streets are still paved with welcoming red brick instead of asphalt, and many shops maintain their old-world charm.

What to Love

  • Charming brick-lined plazas
  • Cozy neighborhoods with an urban feel
  • Walkable downtown and many retail shopping areas
  • Vivid cultural celebration
  • Upscale urban services

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle of Falls Church is energetic, with a pleasant balance of secluded, tree-lined neighborhoods, high-rise condos, and lively shopping districts. Locals enjoy diverse cuisine by exploring the local restaurants. Despite the urbanized feel, you can also find parks and green spaces around every corner.

Falls Church benefits from the high availability of services. The urban center of Falls Church features dense commerce and beautifully well-lit, walkable avenues making it the perfect local shopping center and a welcoming condo location for those who want to go without a car. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

So close to Washington, D.C., it’s no surprise that the nearby recommendable dining and entertainment are too numerous to count — but we’ll try.

If you are looking for a welcoming tavern with warm, delectable pub food paired with classic American cuisine, try Dogwood Tavern or Liberty Tavern. Dogwood Tavern has a charming red brick storefront and warm, welcoming vibe. Enjoy a classic menu that blends bar food with fine dining from a talented and notoriously fast kitchen. Catch a seat at the bar, by the fireplace, or on the terrace for live music and excellent drinks. Meanwhile, The Liberty Tavern has a slightly more formal feel with a dark polished storefront, elegantly plated American classic cuisine, and a reputation for a good brunch.

For a cheerful and casual seafood experience, head to Clare & Don’s Beach Shack — nowhere near the beach, but with brightly colored patio dining that feels like being by the beach all the same. For a sumptuous breakfast or a decadent lunch, try Cafe Kindred. For a gourmet coffee and a quick scone, you can’t miss Rare Bird Coffee Roasters. Northside Social splits the difference with a little bit of each. Shopping for fresh groceries can be done at Whole Foods, while everything under the sun can sometimes be found at Trader Joe’s in the neighborhood.

Things to Do

Falls Church is a bustling neighborhood not far from Washington, D.C., so there is always something to do. Explore the Falls Church Farmers Market for a delightful exploration of fresh produce, home cooked foods, and handmade goods. Every September, there’s a Falls Church Festival - a family-friendly festival with a Taste of Falls Church with food, live music, booths from local crafters, and children’s entertainment. Here is more on all the Falls Church Events throughout the year. This little community likes to party!
For indoor entertainment, catch a movie at the State Theatre, or a show at the Gallow Center for the Arts. There are some genuinely great performances each year, and you can also get involved with any community wide event. Learn more at the City of Falls Church, VA.



Falls Church includes private and public schools from Fairfax County and its own school district in the City of Falls Church. However, most public and private schools in the area tend toward smaller class sizes and all have a high standard of learning. The following is a list of some of the Falls Church public schools.  To view the complete list, please go to the Falls Church City Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools websites.


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