Great Falls

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The community of Great Falls is named after its main attraction, the Great Falls of the Potomac River, a dramatic overlook on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. The falls themselves cascade a total of 76 feet, and are rated Class 5-6 Whitewater. Below the falls, the river is rated class 2-3, and is a very popular kayaking run. The park is a haven for nature lovers, hikers, bikers, picnickers, kayakers, and those seeking an escape from a long work week to relax, barbeque, and engage in scenic outdoor activities.

Great Falls is in the northern most point of Fairfax County, straddling the Potomac River. It is somewhat sparsely populated, due to zoning restrictions which have encouraged large estate homes on significant acreage. The typical Great Falls home is located on two to five acres, altough larger lots are quite common.

Great Falls also has another park, River Bend County Park, and an exclusive private golf course, River Bend Country Club.

When one thinks of estate communities in Northern Virginia, Great Falls is the community which immediately comes to mind. Its convenient location just north of Tysons Corner and stretching to Loudoun County attracts thise people who seek privacy and significant acreage, without sacrificing convenience to Washington, D.C. and Tyson’s Corner. D.C. is conveniently accessed by the George Washington Parkway.

The range of homes in Great Falls is dramatic, with recently-constructed mansions competing with 40 year old homes on large properties. “Tear downs” have been common, as new buyers value the land on which many older, smaller homes were originally built. The difference in neighborhood-to-neighborhood pricing can also be significant.

With the above in mind, if you are looking to list your home in Great Falls, or if you simply seek more information, please call or email me.

Similarly, if you are looking to buy property or a home in Great Falls, it is wise to gather on-the-ground intelligence of homes and neighborhoods. Please fell free to call or email me for this purpose as well.

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