East Falls Church

East Falls Church in Arlington, VA

East Falls Church is a highly desirable neighborhood that is conveniently located near Arlington and Washington, D.C., offering the best of urban living in a less-densely populated area with great schools, a tight-knit community, and a real small-town feel.

The current population of East Falls Church is 5,377 with a median age of 38. Residents of East Falls Church enjoy the feeling of more spacious living, with a population density per square mile that is roughly 50% less than nearby Arlington, Virginia. East Falls Church is located in the 22207 zip code area. The median household income is $166,041, and average household net worth is $1,299,936.


A Washington Post article cited East Falls Church as “high on small-town charm,” noting the prevalence of all the comforts of a small town, even though the modern convenience of Interstate 66 and the East Falls Church Metro station runs through it.

Only a short distance to the nation’s capital and the most important political center in the world, the East Falls Church neighborhood boasts a low crime rate (83% lower than the national average), excellent schools, active community involvement and a place for people to retreat from a fast-paced world and take time to enjoy every aspect of their lives.

Culturally stimulating events and activities can be found year round for all ages including sports, recreation, concerts, parks, art galleries and renowned national museums. The Arlington-East Falls Church Civic Association, formed in 1936, is devoted to promoting the interests and welfare of the citizens and people who work in the East Falls Church area.

The East Falls Church section of Arlington is made up of several neighborhoods and shares boundaries with the Falls Church, Leeway, Westover and Allencrest neighborhoods. It is only 15 minutes by car to Downtown Washington, the Pentagon, Metro stations from Rosslyn to East Falls Church, George Washington Memorial Parkway and Interstate 66.

East Falls Church Real Estate

Before the Metro stop opened in 1986, East Falls Church was, for more than 60 years, part of the town of Falls Church, now the city of Falls Church. East Falls Church petitioned to rejoin Arlington County and made the move in 1936. In the early days, dairy farms dominated the area. Part of that history still stands in East Falls Church, including the George Crossman House at 2501 N. Underwood St., a residential property built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally situated on 60 acres that included two barns. (To read a more detailed history of East Falls Church, click HERE). Today, the East Falls Church Area Plan (completed by the Arlington County Board in 2011) aims to preserve single-family areas and historic and natural resources and create open spaces and retail, including a grocery store in lower-density mixed-use development. In an attempt to prevent high-rises encroachment to the area, it also limits building heights to four to six stories.

Some East Falls Church homes date to 1876, and several were built around 1900, but the majority of the single-family homes were built in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

Buying and Selling Homes in East Falls Church

As a Real Estate Consultant with more than 30 years as a licensed Realtor, Mike Pugh helps clients successfully buy and sell homes and condos in the East Falls Church neighborhood and throughout the Arlington, Virginia area. See below for homes currently on the market in East Falls Church below. You can contact Mike at mike@mikesellsvirginia.com, or by phone at 703.593.6320. And be sure to click through to Mike’s blog at www.mikesellsvirginia.com/blog to learn more about life and real estate in the greater Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.


East Falls Church Civic Association

Arlington Public Schools

School Boundary Locator and Boundary Information

Tuckahoe Elementary

Williamsburg Middle School

Yorktown High School

Arlington County Government

Arlington County Library

Arlington Historical Society

Arlington County Civic Federation