In Fairfax County, there is a charming community known as Great Falls, Virginia. Great Falls is a census-designated place with a population around 15,500 residents. This wonderful community is rapidly growing and in 2011 was ranked first in the United States by CNNMoney as the nation’s “top earning town.” Boasting a long, rich history, Great Falls was first settled in the late 1700s as a farming community. The community was originally known as the village of Forestville, but received the name Great Falls in 1955.
Great Falls is composed of 25.66 square miles in Northern Virginia along Virginia State Route 7. Great Falls is conveniently situated just fifteen miles west-northwest of Downtown Washington, D.C. and only ten and a half miles north of the county seat, Fairfax. Great Falls is situated on the right bank of the glistening Potomac River, on the beautiful Piedmont upland. The Potomac River forms the eastern and northern borders of the Great Falls CDP and several of the river’s tributaries flow through Great Falls. A few of these tributaries are Captain Hickory Run, Clarks Branch, Difficult Run, Nichols Run, and Piney Run.
Great Falls, Virginia, is bordered by the Washington suburbs known as Darnestown and Travilah to the north, Lowes Island to the northwest, Wolf Trap to the south, McLean to the southeast, Dranesville to the southwest, Potomac to the east, and Sterling to the west. This family-friendly community is served by the Fairfax County Public School system which oversees Colvin Run Elementary, Forestville Elementary, Great Falls Elementary, James Fenimore Cooper Middle and Langley High schools. In addition to excellent schools, Great Falls also boasts quick and convenient access to major thoroughfares including Virginia State Routes 7 and 193.
With this long list of remarkable features and amenities, Great Falls is a wonderful place for prospective homebuyers to consider. Real estate in Great Falls is composed primarily of single family homes of varying sizes and styles. While the average listing price for a home in Great Falls is around $1.8 million, you can occasionally find homes in the $500,000 range. At the other end of the spectrum, there are large and luxurious homes in Great Falls with over 20,000 square feet, on lots larger than five acres, with listing prices near $14 million. So, whether you are looking for an affordable, yet beautiful family home, or a grand and gorgeous estate, you will find exactly what you are looking for in Great Falls.
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