Falls Church Real Estate
Falls Church City Real Estate | VA
Falls Church City Real Estate | VA
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Falls Church Housing & Features
Falls Church’s most rapid growth was seen after World War II when much remaining farmland began to be developed and platted and shopping centers were constructed. Furthermore, having only become an incorporated town within Fairfax County in 1875, Falls Church broke away in 1948 and became an independent city, hoping to make vast improvements to its educational system and development, in which the county seemed to have little interest.
Housing options include foursquares, Cape Cods, bungalows and ramblers, various styles of Colonials, farmhouses, townhouses, contemporaries and Greek Revivals. There are also a solid number of high rise and garden style condominiums and apartments distributed throughout town.
For recreation, residents have access to several city parks, Cherry Hill Farmhouse, and a number of historic trails including the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. Food and drink can be found at an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars including Taco Bamba, Dogwood Tavern, Dogfish Head Alehouse, and Sfizi Cafe.
Falls Church Early Days
Falls Church, Virginia is now an independent city, named for The Falls Church which has stood within its bounds since Virginia was a colony. The area that is now Falls Church was inhabited and maintained for centuries by a number of American Indian groups, known collectively as the Iroquois Confederacy and subsequently settled by Europeans as early as 1699. The Falls Church was built in the 1730’s and eventually rebuilt out of brick. Among the congregation were George Washington and George Mason. As a place of government function as well, an early copy of the Declaration of Independence was read allowed on the steps of The Falls Church shortly after it was signed by the Continental Congress.
Falls Church has undergone numerous changes throughout its history. As with so many nearby towns and communities, it saw population increases thanks to the introduction of passenger train service. Because the town lay just outside of the District of Columbia it was not subjected to the same demands for urbanization for some time, and was marketed by the town and its businesses to families who grew weary of the hustle and bustle of the DC and other major cities. Its natural beauty and the cool provided by its considerable elevation were major draws. Again, after the automobile rose in popularity, local business owners convinced the Lee Highway Association to build a section of their proposed coast-to-coast thoroughfare through Falls Church.
Falls Church Transportation & Location
Falls Church is accessed easily by Metrorail at East Falls Church Station on the Orange and Silver Lines and West Falls Church Station on the Orange. Custis Memorial Pkwy (I-66) and S Washington St/Lee Hwy (US-29) provide quick and effective access in and out of the District.
Falls Church is bounded by Custis Memorial Pkwy to the north, Woodley Pl to the west, S Washington St and Hillwood Ave to the south, and N McKinley Rd to the east.
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Listing information last updated on October 26th, 2021 at 12:45am EDT.