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Great Falls Virginia Information and Highlights

Great Falls is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 15,427, an increase of 80.5 percent from the 2000 census.

CNNMoney ranked Great Falls first in the nation on its list of "top-earning towns" in 2011.

History

Probably the first settlers of Great Falls were the early Americans who are mentioned in archeology reports. By 1990, the Fairfax County Archeologist had identified 100 sites, believed to be early American, in Great Falls. The oldest of these is considered to be about 9,000 years old, others about 3,000 years old. No evidence of Native American permanent residence in Great Falls is known to exist. The nearest villages were opposite Washington, D.C., and in the Mount Vernon area.

Location

Great Falls lies in the Piedmont upland on the right bank of the Potomac River. The river forms the northern and eastern border of the official area, and several of its tributaries flow north and east through Great Falls. From north to south, these include Nichols Run, Clarks Branch, and Difficult Run. Difficult Run forms the southeastern border of the territory. Two of its tributaries, Captain Hickory Run, and Piney Run flow southeast through the southern part of the city limits. The Great Falls of the Potomac River, the community's namesake, are on the east side of Great Falls.

Weather

Great Falls, Virginia, gets 40 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 9 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 100.

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Great Falls, Virginia. The July high is around 87 degrees. The January low is 21. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 40 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Shopping

From consignment shops, quilt shops, and wine stores, you really can’t get any more quaint than right here in Great Falls, Virginia. There is more than enough to keep you busy, entertained, and so much window shopping that you won’t have time to pick up a stick to shake it in their general direction.

Jinny Beyer Studio – 776 Walker Rd – (703) 759-0250

Classic Wines of Great Falls – 9912 Georgetown Pike – (703) 759-0430

The Saddlery Inc – 731 Walker Rd – (703) 759-3500

Havana Vintage Consignment Shop – 1137 Walker Rd – (703) 438-7770

Restaurants

Restaurants always seem to be there right when you need them in Great Falls. From fine dining, exotic locales, to the warm atmosphere that a local diner with comfort food can bring, you have your choice in this seemingly not-so-little town.

L'Auberge Chez Francois – 332 Springvale Rd – (703) 759-3800

Dante Ristorant – 1148 Walker Rd – (703) 759-3131

Siciliano – 9899 Georgetown Pike – (703) 757-0002

Peking Delight – 752 Walker Rd – (703) 759-5040

Nightlife

For some, the nightlife isn’t for them. Be glad that you’re not one of them – Great Falls offers the joints that you don’t want to miss out on!

Old Brogue Irish Pub – In the Village Center, 760 Walker Rd – (703) 759-3309

Velocity Five Sports Restaurant and Bar – 20789 Great Falls Plaza in Potomac Falls, VA – (703) 444-8666

River Falls Tavern – 10128 River Rd in Potomac, MD – (301) 299-0481

Brx American Bistro – 1025 Seneca Rd – (703) 433-9050

Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools operates the local public schools.

Great Falls students attend Great Falls Elementary School, Forestville Elementary School or Colvin Run Elementary School. These schools feed into James Fenimore Cooper Middle School, the feeder for Langley High School. Fairfax County Public Library operates the Great Falls Library.

Great Falls Elementary School – 701 Walker Rd – (703) 757-2100

Forestville Elementary School – 1085 Utterback Store Rd – (703) 404-6000

James Fenimore Cooper Middle School – 977 Balls Hill Rd in McLean, VA – (703) 442-5800

Langley High School – 6520 Georgetown Pike in McLean, VA – (703) 287-2700

Landmarks

The real question we should be asking is, “Where do you want to go today?” The landmarks that fill the town of Great Falls are things that will make you say “Doh!” when you miss them. Make sure you don’t do that – these are worth your time!

Colvin Run Mill – 10017 Colvin Run Rd – (703) 759-2771

Riverbend Park – 8700 Potomac Hills St – (703) 759-9018

Great Falls Park – 9200 Old Dominion Dr in McLean, VA – (703) 285-2965

Clemyjontri Park – 6317 Georgetown Pike in McLean, VA – (703) 388-2807

Conclusion

Great Falls and McLean blend together, giving you the best of both towns. If you thought that some of these attractions weren’t big enough for the town they’re in, you might just have something there. There aren’t too many places that offer both rural landscapes in the middle of the urban savannah, but you can find it right here in Great Falls, Virginia.

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