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Downtown Falls Church, VA

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Downtown Falls Church, in Falls Church City, feels more like Main Street than a dynamic urban center. It has small scale retail buildings, and a lot of residential surrounding it. Falls Church is a small municipality among larger Arlington and Fairfax Counties. The southeastern end of Downtown Fall Church has dated retail buildings, and the northwestern end has newer condo buildings with ground floor retail. It has an authentic, small-town feel and is close to larger urban centers, for those that seek them. Falls Church has mostly condo and apartment buildings downtown, with single-family detached and townhomes as you make your way out of Downtown.

Restaurants, Retail, and Entertainment

Downtown features restaurants and brewpubs, like Solace Outpost, Clare & Don's Beach Shack, Northside Social wine and coffee spot, and Dogwood Tavern. Dinres can find a full spectrum of cuisines to satisfy their palate, including Vietnamese, Japanese, Bolivian, Afghan, Thai, and Indian. Fall Church has parks (climbing equipment!) a public library, and a weekly farmers markets during good-weather months. Falls Church city holds holiday events like their Independence Day parade. State Theater, featuring performances from national musical acts, entertains residents and visitors.

Things To Do

  • Catch a Show At State Theater

  • Sip Some Creative IPAs At the New Micropub/Brewhouse

  • Stroll Through Cavalier Trail Park

  • Drive to Tysons Corner For More Shopping Options


West Falls Church Metro station is two miles away, and East Falls Church Metro station is only a mile away, both on the Orange line. Despite having two metro stations nearby, Falls Church city gets bogged down with traffic during rush hour. Conveniently located for car-owners, Falls Church is located near I-66, VA Rte 50, and I-495. 

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