Once again two of Virginia’s elite communities placed in the Top 50 for Bloomberg’s 2019 Richest Places ranking. Great Falls came in at No. 16 with an average household income of $309,599 followed by McLean at No. 25 with $283, ...Read More
Great Falls is a desirable community located approximately 18 miles from Washington, D.C. In addition to the top-ranked Fairfax County public schools, one of Great Fall’s largest draws is Great Falls Park, for which the community and park are named. Great Falls Park is a 900-acre national park showcasing magnificent views of the Potomac and Great Falls from multiple points, along with 15 miles of scenic hiking trails and five miles of trails reserved for horseback riding and biking. None other than George Washington was involved with building a canal around the Falls on the Virginia side, although the project never became commercially viable. Read more about Great Falls real estate.
Home to single-family estates as well as equestrian centers and country clubs, Great Falls is another popular community for the nation’s power-elite, including entrepreneurs, corporate executives, diplomats, and high-ranking government officials. Because of its large tracts of land and open spaces, property values have held and risen, despite economic fluctuations. In 2011, CNN named Great Falls first on its list of top-earning towns.
The main roads serving Great Falls are Virginia State Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and Virginia State Route 193 (Georgetown Pike).