Great Falls

Community Overview

Great Falls,Virginia is a truly unique community. It is one of the few communities in Northern Virginia that was able to retain its small town feel while being surrounded by bustling cities and business hubs. The reason this community is able to have that small town feel is Great Falls Real Estate is entirely made up of Single Family Homes or Detached homes on half-acre lots. Great Falls is nuzzled up along the Potomac River on the Virginia/Maryland border and less than 15 miles outside of Washington,DC,this makes it ideal for commuters that want land, privacy, and space!

The heart of Great Falls is the two main shopping centers located at the intersection of Walker Road and Georgetown Pike. The Great Falls Center and The Great Falls Village Centre are two areas that bring the citizens of Great Falls together.

The Village Centre hosts a number of local businesses and shops including:Adeler Jewelers, Deli Italiano, The Old Brogue, Katie’s Coffeehouse, Georgetown Learning Center, Loebig Chiropractic, and Keller Williams Realty

On the other side of Walker Road is the Great Falls Center. This Center doesn’t host community events but does have many shops and restaurants that are important to the community. Some of these include: Safeway, Starbucks, Izumi Sushi, The Tavern at Great Falls, and Kim’s Tailor

Community Highlights

The local hangouts like The Old Brogue are just one aspect of the sense of community displayed in the Village Centre. What is most telling are the events that take place year round and even weekly! Celebrate Great Falls is a non-profit focused on giving back to the community and they host several events throughout the year that paint a great picture of what Great Falls is all about. Some of these events include an Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Fireworks, Halloween Spooktacular, and a Winter Celebration of Lights. Some of the weekly events include Cars & Coffee, a car enthusiasts dream, people bring all types of vehicles on Saturday morning to Katie’s Coffeehouse to socialize, have a cup of coffee and look at all the different types classic cars, muscle cars, sport cars and exotic cars! Summer Concerts on the Green are also a great way to experience the Great Falls Community! During the summer months, every Sunday the Village Centre hosts the summer concert series geared towards bringing people together. These are great events for the whole family to get out and enjoy some music, weather, and good company!

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Real Estate

Great Falls, VA Real Estate features a wide variety of Single Family Homes on over half-acre lots. The Great Falls Real Estate Market saw a lot of development in the 90’s and early 2000’s, this gives us a mix of older homes scattered around with a lot more newer, larger homes. There is also a large community of horseback riders in Great Falls, these people are able to enjoy their hobby on the many horse properties. Great Falls, VA Real Estate sales can range anywhere from $600,000 to over $10 Million. In 2013, the average sold price in Great Falls was $1,221,873 with 255 units sold for a total gross sales volume of $311,577,653. The Great Falls real estate market is constantly changing, so if you’re looking for homes for sale in Great Falls or are interested in selling your home in Great Falls, get in touch with us for the most up to date market information!

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History and the National park

The history of Great Falls can be traced back to the Native Americans, through King Charles II, Lord Fairfax, George Washington and much more. One of George Washington’s dearest projects was the construction of the Patowmack Canal which served to make the Potomac navigable through the Great Falls. George Washington presided over the construction until he became president. The remains of this project were declared a National Historic Landmark in 1983 and can still be seen today at the Great Falls National Park. For a full history lesson on Great Falls, please visit the Great Falls Historical Society.

Great Falls takes it’s name from the fault line on the Potomac River creating the Great Falls. Great Falls National Park is a beautiful 800-acre park just 15 miles from the nation’s capital. This park features a many trails, picnic areas, and a visitor center. It also has a number of look out points which give you amazing views of the Great Falls. For more information and to plan a visit to the Great Falls National Park, visit the park website – Here!

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