East Falls Church, Arlington, VA
East Falls Church is a neighborhood located in the northern region of Arlington County, Virginia, United States. It is situated approximately 6 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and is bordered by the neighborhoods of Westover and Williamsburg to the east, Arlington-East Falls Church to the south, and Falls Church City to the north and west.
The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. Many of the homes in East Falls Church are mid-century modern or traditional brick colonials.
East Falls Church is known for its convenient location, walkability, and access to public transportation. It is home to the East Falls Church Metro station, which is served by the Orange and Silver lines of the Washington Metro. Several major commuter routes also pass through the neighborhood, including Interstate 66 and the Custis Trail, a popular bike and pedestrian path.
The neighborhood has a small commercial area along Lee Highway, which includes restaurants, shops, and businesses. It is also home to several parks and recreation areas, including Benjamin Banneker Park and Tuckahoe Park. The nearby Westover neighborhood offers additional dining and shopping options.
East Falls Church is served by the Arlington Public Schools system, which is known for its high-quality education. The neighborhood is home to two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school:
- Tuckahoe Elementary School: Tuckahoe is a highly rated public elementary school that serves students in grades PK-5. It is located in the heart of East Falls Church and is known for its strong sense of community and academic rigor.
- McKinley Elementary School: McKinley is another highly rated public elementary school that serves students in grades PK-5. It is located just south of East Falls Church, in the nearby neighborhood of Arlington-East Falls Church.
- Swanson Middle School: Swanson is a highly rated public middle school that serves students in grades 6-8. It is located just north of East Falls Church, in the nearby neighborhood of Williamsburg.
- Yorktown High School: Yorktown is a highly rated public high school that serves students in grades 9-12. It is located just south of East Falls Church, in the nearby neighborhood of Arlington-East Falls Church. Yorktown is known for its strong academic programs, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.