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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Falls Church is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 13,843. Falls Church is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Falls Church offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Falls Church there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Falls Church. The public schools in Falls Church are highly rated.
About Falls Church...
Population
13,843

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$742,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,775
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Falls Church Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    70
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,358.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Falls Church

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$114,795
National
$55,322

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Falls Church Reviews

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If I could describe my neighborhood in Falls Church it would be: Diverse. I have lived in the Falls Church area almost all of my life and I feel very lucky to have been surrounded by so much diversity from all walks of life. The area is very modern and very close to Washington D.C. I find my home to be very comfortable and friendly as everyone in the community is eager to help out a stranger. In addition, there are lot's of opportunities for people to grow within this area! The only issue might be traffic!
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I have lived in Falls Church my whole life (aside from the four years I spent in college), and am seeing it grow from a quite suburb to a more hustle and bustle kind of area. Depending on what you like, some have described the change as hectic, but I absolutely love it! There are at least three-four metro stations in the area that make commuting to the District easy. There are plenty of new and modern apartment buildings that have been built recently and along with them plenty of restaurants to dine at.

Diversity is big here in Falls Church. You can tell from all the different kinds of restaurants in the area, as well as supermarkets that specialize in Indian, Korean, Latin, and Vietnamese foods.
Falls Church has a little of everything. Cute downtown and suburban sprawl. Housing options make it possible to get by on a lower income, but anywhere in the DC area it's expensive. Public transportation allows a person to get by without a car and access Washington, DC, easily. The diversity here really does add a lot to one's life- you can "travel" without leaving home by exploring different cuisines and cultures that are right here, and it's great having neighbors from all over the world to gain insight into different experiences and perspectives. I hate the weather and the cost of living, but otherwise a pretty good place to live.