East Falls Church

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East Falls Church at a Glance

Once dominated by dairy farms, East Falls Church is home to many single-family homes that were built in the 1930s’-1950s’. Close to the city of Falls Church, East Falls Church feels urban yet offers many of the comforts of a small town in a metropolitan setting. Nearby I-66 runs through the town and the East Falls Church Metro station is reachable on foot, however, most retail in East Falls Church is not reachable on foot. Before the Metro stop opened in 1986, East Falls Church was part of the town of Falls Church, now the city of Falls Church. East Falls Church rejoined Arlington County in 1936. The George Crossman House, built in 1892, is a historical landmark registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Quick Facts

  • East Falls Church population 6,796
  • Median age, 37
  • Median household income, $157,372
  • Median home value $663,309
  • There are great schools in East Falls Church. Tuckahoe Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, Swanson Middle School, and Yorktown High School.
  • The area is served by the East Falls Church metro stop on Metrorail’s Orange and Silver lines, as well as several Metrobus and Arlington County Transit bus lines.
  • Array of housing options including single family homes, townhomes, and condominiums.

Seeing the Sights

The Falls Church, for which the city was named, was founded in 1732. The congregation’s first church building was erected in 1733 near a road leading to the falls of the Potomac River – giving rise to the name that was adopted by the town. The present church building was completed in 1769 and served as a recruiting station during the Revolution, and during the Civil War, as a Federal hospital, and later as a stable. The building, which serves as an Episcopal Church, has been restored to its 18th century appearance and is open to visitors.

A quiet respite can be found at National Memorial Park, a vast cemetery known for its gardens and sculpture fountains, including the Fountain of Faith, created by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles.

Visitors and residents of Falls Church are also close to the many attractions of Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The city also boasts a number of distinct and unique neighborhoods with their own shops and restaurants that celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of Falls Church.

Links of Interest

City of Historic Falls Church
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046
703-248-5001

Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce
417 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22040
703-532-1050

The Falls Church
115 E Fairfax St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703-532-7600

National Memorial Park
7400 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA
703-573-8800

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