Great Falls, VA is a unique community that was originally settled in the early 1800’s. The first school house—built in 1889—still stands today as a historical landmark. Great Falls is made up of neighborhoods old and new, quaint and grandeur. It has a shopping village, restaurants, shops, grocery stores, parks and a golf course.
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Great Falls is a short 15 miles northwest of Washington D.C. along the Potomac River. As part of the Washington Metropolitan Area, it lies between McLean, Reston and Herndon. The Potomac River boarders the northern and eastern side of the community, hence where the name comes from.
Great Falls has primarily single family homes in a variety of styles anywhere from old historical, ramblers, farmhouses, luxury log cabins, colonial to modern/contemporary. Local home prices vary from an estimated low $600,000 to over $12,000,000. This community is very wooded with many trees giving you the feeling of living in a forest, yet you are minutes to all things urban. Browse the newest real estate listings in Great Falls, VA.
Great Falls is part of the Fairfax County School system. The elementary schools are Great Falls, Forestville and Colvin Run Elementary. Cooper is the only middle school and Langley is the Highschool. Find homes in Great Falls by school district.
Some noteworthy attractions in Great Falls are Great Falls National Park which is a must see. There are two sides to Great Falls National Park—the Virginia side and the Maryland side. There are leisurely paths to see the breathtaking views of the water falls of the Potomac River or for the more adventurous type there are challenging hiking trails. Both sides offer amazing views of a famous American River.
Riverbend Park is also another great park located next door to Great Falls that has many things to offer as well. It has a boat ramp for non-motored boats to kayak or canoe and a nature science center to learn about all the native plants and animals. It also has many trails to hike to see native plants, trees and animals.
Riverbend Golf and Country Club, Colvin Run Mill, Concerts on the Green, Farmers Markets, Katies Cars & Coffee, the Annual Children’s Spring Festival are some more of the local attractions.
L’Auberge Chez Francois—family owned and operated since 1954 is a top rated restaurant located in Great Falls. Another great social hangout is the Old Brogue Irish Pub with traditional fare and live music. Every Saturday, weather permitting, they have an event in the morning from 6-9 called Cars and Coffee. It all started in 1983 in Irvine, CA when a few car enthusiasts started meeting for coffee with their hot rods. It grew so big, so fast and nationwide. Now it’s a regular event rain or shine every Saturday Katie’s Coffee House in Village Centre.
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