Downtown Falls Church in Northern Virginia

City of Falls Church


Living in Falls Church, VA

Small town living with top-notch schools

Known as the Little City and dating back to the 1600s, Falls Church is tucked between Arlington and Fairfax Counties and known for its nationally ranked schools, environmental activism and endless community activities. Catch a show at the historic State Theater or enjoy meeting neighbors while browsing downtown shops.

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    93 in Walkability

    This community is very walkable. Residents can easily access the city center on foot.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    15 min drive to DCA or 20 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    2 min drive or 1 min walk (to Downtown West Falls Church)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    20 min drive

Family-friendly, Hiking/biking, Metro/bus, Music/performing arts, Single-family, Suburban, Walk/bike/e-scooter


Schools in Falls Church

An internationally-recognized district

Falls Church City Public Schools is a top 2 district in Virginia with an overall grade of A+ by Niche. Known internationally thanks to its premier K-12 International Baccalaureate program, the district enrolls 2,700 students and has a per pupil expenditure of $18,373.

Private schools including Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and George Mason High School also offer top-ranked education and the International Baccalaureate program.

Falls Church Transportation

Options for connecting to D.C. and neighboring communities

The City of Falls Church is just across the border from Arlington County and has a number of options for getting around.

  • 2 Metrorail stations
  • 12 Metrobus routes
  • 3 ART Bus routes
  • Capital Bikeshare
  • Uber, Lyft and numerous taxi companies

Falls Church Attractions

Learn, watch, eat and compete in Falls Church

From Civil War sites to the pho and bubble tea of Eden Center, Washington’s hub of Vietnamese food and culture, Falls Church wide-reaching offering of things to do has earned attention from young professionals and families choosing to call the community home.

Residents frequently enjoy comedy shows and concerts at the State Theater, a 850-person capacity venue that everyone from Blondie to John Mayer has played. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Recreation and Parks Department’s year-round programming includes soccer, basketball and flag football for youth and nature photography, tennis and more for adults.

Falls Church Taxes

Competitive state for taxes

  • State Income Tax (VA): 5.75%
  • Real Property Tax Rate: $1.006 per $100 Assessed Value
  • Vehicle Tax: $5.000 per $100 Assessed Value
  • Sales Tax (Combined State and Local): 6.0%