The City of Falls Church — “The Little City ” — is a special place: a small independent city in the national capital region with a strong sense of history and community. It prides itself on its schools, neighborhoods, and parks. It respects its past while welcoming new development. Learn more below and in our 2021 Community Profile.
A blend of the old and the new supports small, medium, and large businesses.
Just 9 miles from Washington, D.C.
Prime location along major transportation systems
Well-educated, highly-trained work force
Strong "sense of place"
Sound, stable, and responsive local government
City of Falls Church Vision 2040
The Visioning Chapter provides an overarching picture of what the City wants to be over the next years. The Vision Chapter is part of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan serves as a guide for all aspects of planning and development.
In the year 2040, the City of Falls Church is a welcoming and inclusive community – a special place in the heart of Northern Virginia. Involved citizens are key to the City’s long-term success as a leader in education, environmental sustainability, multi-modal transportation, and vibrant economic development.
By investing in neighborhoods, community services and facilities, schools, and parks the City preserves small-town character and history while honoring a deep commitment to progress and a growing community. The continual rejuvenation of robust commercial areas supports the City’s high quality of life for all citizens.