If you’re thinking about moving to the DC metro area, Falls Church City might be a location that has popped up in your search. Just eight miles west of Washington, DC, this quaint neighborhood is a bit of suburban paradise. Though it has a land area of just two square miles, it’s an excellent community to consider in your home search. Still not sold? Here are a few great reasons why Falls Church City should be your next home.
1. There’s So Much Good Food
Falls Church has some of the best Asian food restaurants in the country. In particular, authentic Vietnamese and Thai cuisine rule supreme in this part of town. If you’re looking for some places to try, visit Huong Viet on Wilson Boulevard for some savory and sweet Vietnamese dishes or Bahn Mi DC on Graham Road for a tasty Vietnamese sandwich. And don’t forget to try Sweet Rice on Broad Street, for classic and modern Thai. To be fully immersed, take a trip to Eden Center, which is a huge Vietnamese strip mall packed with stores, restaurants, and more, located at the Seven Corners crossroads.
2. There’s So Much to Do
You’ll never get bored living in Falls Church. Take a stroll down E. Fairfax and South Washington St. to visit the site of The Falls Church, from which the City of Falls Church takes its name. The Falls Church was founded in 1734 and its congregation has included President George Washington and Virginia statesman George Mason.
For a trip back in time, visit the Cherry Hill Farmhouse, a historic family farm built in 1845 where you can see the household’s authentic 18th- and 19th-century furniture and period tools in the barn.
In the evenings, you can enjoy live music at The State Theater. A Falls Church staple, The State Theater opened in 1936 and operated as a popular movie house until the late 1980s, when it was renovated and converted into a live venue.
There’s also a wide variety of trails to hike on. In particular, the Civil War Trail offers a great look into the past.
3. There’s a Great School System
If you have children, it’s natural that you want them to have the best educational opportunities possible. Luckily, Falls Church makes that possible with an excellent public school system. In fact, the Falls Church City Public Schools have been named “America’s Premier Small School System.”
Schooling starts at the preschool level, after which students will go to one of two elementary schools. Finally, students will condense back together for middle school at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and George Mason High.
4. It’s Close to Everything
If you’re considering moving to Falls Church, one of the reasons probably is the city’s proximity to DC. With access to the Orange and Silver metro lines, you can be right in the heart of DC in just 20 minutes. Even better, when Phase 2 of the Silver Line is complete in 2020, you’ll be able to get a no-transfer ride to Dulles Airport. Falls Church is also close to the shopping paradises of Tyson Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.
There is no question, Falls Church City has a lot of great things going on. Ready to call it your next home?
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