For residents living in Great Falls, Virginia, they can have it any way they want it. This is because this census-designated place in Fairfax County is a community that is part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the more significant Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. This means Great Falls is surrounded by Washington suburbs including Darnestown, Travilah, Potomac, McLean, Wolf Trap, Reston, Dranesville, Sterling, and Lowes Island. Though it was officially named Great Falls in 1955, early European settlement began as early as the late 18th century. At some point, residents started calling it Forestville. Nevertheless, since there was already a Forestville with a post office somewhere else, the United States Postal Service rejected it. Other than remaining a farming community up until the 20th century, there wasn’t much growth. Today, Great Falls is a quiet bedroom community for those working in D.C. or one of the other cities neighboring it. Since most of the population of Great Falls are working professionals, it was able to find its way a list of "top-earning towns" done by CNNMoney in 2011.
When potential homebuyers begin shopping around for a single-family home, condominium, townhouse, or apartment in the D.C. area, Great Falls often is on their list of “to visit” destinations. This community is perfect for young single professionals, new couples wanting a change in pace, established families, and even mature adults enjoying the budding years of retirement. There is something for everyone here. One of Great Falls popular attractions is Great Falls Park overlooking the Great Falls of the Potomac River which is most likely how this area earned its name. Additionally, there is River Bend County Park where many of the Community’s annual events and celebrations are held. Furthermore, with Baltimore and D.C. only minutes away, the most challenging thing about finding something to do is choosing what to do first. When it comes to shopping and dining out, you have places like Mondawmin Mall located at 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. This three-level shopping mall is home to several brand-name anchor stores such as Gamestop, Forever 21, Marshalls, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Music City. Some of the food places there are TGI Fridays, Jin Bubble Tea & Smoothie, and ChinaMax. Another alluring aspect of Great Falls is the collection of Smithsonian Institution museums, galleries, and its zoo. This makes history and culture come alive in this city.
As European settlers began colonizing the Washington D.C. area many generations ago, they brought with them their architecture. This includes single-family home plans ranging from French Country, Craftsman, Bungalow, Shingle, Ranch, Traditional, Tudor, Northwestern, Prairie, Colonial, among others. All properties for sale in Great Falls are unique in style depending on the architect and builder involved. Furthermore, Great Falls homes offer a varied assortment of unique features that include mahogany wood trim, high-end appliances, wine cellars, lower-level entertainment areas, swimming pools, hot tubs, and wet bars. Available houses in Great Falls vary in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,014 square feet to eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 9,559 square feet. Additionally, there is an excellent selection of apartments and condominiums on the market in Great Falls offering different kinds of amenities. The same thing applies to townhomes for sale in Great Falls, including pre-owned and newly constructed models. Planning on building a custom home or want to build an investment property here? You can find plenty of lots for sale in Great Falls as well. Real estate in the D.C. area sells fast, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we may assist you.