Welcome to Falls Church
Historic city with an eclectic array of downtown restaurants
Falls Church is a historic city that operates as an independent municipality between Virginia’s Fairfax and Arlington counties. Falls Church is less than 10 miles west of Washington D.C., and access to I-66 and two Metro Orange and Silver stations make it easy to commute from Falls Church into the capital. Falls Church offers an eclectic mix of historic and contemporary housing options, including many well-preserved Colonial and Craftsman homes.
Covering just 2.2 square miles, Falls Church is the smallest city in Virginia and one of the smallest independent municipalities in the entire United States. This charming community boasts an impressive array of amenities that far outstrip its size. Centered on Broad Street, Falls Church’s downtown area offers an eclectic mix of independent restaurants and retailers. Dogwood Tavern
is an upscale destination for elevated pub grub, including fresh raw bar seafood. This lively spot also regularly hosts live music performances. Liberty Barbecue
also offers live music alongside platters of mouthwatering BBQ paired with craft beers and cocktails.
Just outside Falls Church, the Eden Center
is packed with Asian-American businesses, including many authentic Vietnamese restaurants.
Falls Church takes its name from the historic Falls Church
, which was established here in the early 1700s. George Washington served as a vestryman at Falls Church in the 1760s. The Falls Church is one of six sites within the community included on Virginia’s Civil War Trail
The 1840s Cherry Hill Farmhouse
is one of six Victorian buildings in Falls Church that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cherry Hill Park
offers scenic outdoor recreation space with amenities including lighted tennis and basketball courts. Events are held at Cherry Hill Park throughout the year, including the Tinner Hill Music Festival
Falls Church is served by the Falls Church City Public Schools district.