Taking its name from The Falls Church, an 18th-century Anglican parish, Falls Church gained township status within Fairfax County in 1875. The city’s corporate boundaries do not include all of the area historically known as Falls Church; these areas include portions of Seven Corners and other portions of the current Falls Church postal districts of Fairfax County, as well as the area of Arlington County known as East Falls Church, which was part of the town of Falls Church from 1875 to 1936.
Much of Falls Church real estate is conveniently located near two major interstates and two Metro stations, making it a popular investment among commuters. However, what may attract home owners to Falls Church is the city’s small-town atmosphere and strong sense of community. Despite covering just over two square miles, the city boasts 11 parks giving residents ample outdoor recreational opportunities.
Thanks to the enticing combination of excellent Fairfax County public schools, rising property values, and a low crime index, new residents are attracted to Falls Church real estate every year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Falls Church has the lowest level of poverty of any independent city or county in the United States.