Falls Church

About Falls Church

While much of Northern Virginia is dominated by Arlington and Fairfax counties, Falls Church stands alone, a small municipality that doesn’t belong to either county. It is the smallest incorporated municipality in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The downtown area is roughly bounded by West Street to the northwest, Park Avenue to the northeast, Washington Street to the southeast, and a creek that runs southeast through Cavalier Trail Park. Housing in the City of Falls Church is varied. The southwest section is dominated by Winter Hill, a large, winding townhouse development built several decades ago. Condos in the area’s newer buildings are distinctly more expensive. Most residents are young professionals who work in the District or elsewhere in northern Virginia. The area is very safe and includes parks with climbing equipment, a public library and a Saturday morning farmers’ market. On holidays, the city sponsors multiple events including a July 4th parade that runs along Broad Street, the area’s main drag.