Taking its name from The Falls Church, an 18th-century Anglican parish, Falls Church gained township status within Fairfax County in 1875. In 1948, it was incorporated as the City of Falls Church as an independent city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Falls Church has the lowest level of poverty of any independent city or county in the United States.
Falls Church, like many colonial Virginia settlements, began as a "neighborhood" of large land grant plantations anchored by an Anglican church. By 1800, the large land holdings had been subdivided into smaller farms. By the early 1900’s the town had become a center of commerce and culture,
Popular restaurants include Rice Paper, Spacebar, Taco Bamba and an award-winning market at City Hall is filled with fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, chocolates, gifts, music, and so much more!