Great Falls is a town in Northern VA that borders The Potomac River and a renowned national park. This page contains:
• Homes for sale now.
• Current market stats & charts.
• More info about properties in Great Falls and living here.
This area is known for large luxury and estate style homes and other large single family homes. Lets get right to the properties.
Homes For Sale
In most markets, you will find a good selection of homes for sale in Great Falls, with a focus on large properties with ample land per parcel.
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Current Market Updates
If you are planning to sell your home in Great Falls, you are probably wondering about what your home is worth, and how the local real estate market is.
Average Sales Price
This chart shows the average sales price in Great Falls of all the homes in each quarter of the last 5 years.
It also shows the year over year percentage change from the same quarter last year.
Average Days on Market
This chart shows the trend of how quickly houses sell once they are listed.
The longer the days on market, the more likely it is that homes either reduce the price or sell for less than list price.
Great Falls has long been known for high end homes, which in many market conditions take a bit longer to sell.
Selling a Home in Great Falls
There are a wide range of homes in Great Falls, and pricing your property takes some extra research on the part of the real estate agent that you hire.
This is especially true if you own an estate style luxury home and/or a premium lot.
Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) are available online, but they do not give you the whole story.
The best way to know for sure how much your home is worth is to first request a home value report.
After you get the report, you want to allow a real estate professional into your home to see the condition, this will allow them to tell you a range based on what updates are done.
Types of Homes in Great Falls
• Luxury Homes
Great Falls is known for large, high end properties. You will also find lots of custom homes.
The lots offer plenty of yard space compared to neighboring areas.
The homes that are north of Georgetown Pike consistently include 2-5+ acres of land.
You will find a variety of styles, and no one style really dominates. It depends on the era the properties are built.
There are many colonials, modern farmhomes, contemporary homes and more that would fit the definition of a luxury property.
• Single Family Homes
Although many Great Falls homes fall near the top of the price points in Northern VA, there are some homes that are in more standard communities.
Between Rt 7 and Georgetown Pike you can find neighborhoods of homes on more modest lots.
These properties historically have offered a chance to live in Great Falls at a lower price point than the large homes with sprawling lots.
• Condos & Townhomes
Great Falls is unique in the sense that it almost exclusively has single family detached homes.
There have been times when more townhome clusters had a Great Falls address, but as Northern VA grew they became part of the Sterling, VA zip codes.
New Construction Homes
Because of the large lots and premium location, Great Falls has long been a popular place for new construction homes.
The styles of new homes and the builders who work on them are wonderfully diverse.
You can drive along tree lined streets and see hints of a contemporary property, and just down the road a they can be building a colonial home.
Many of the area’s best builders and architects have projects in Great Falls in their portfolio.
If you are looking at different towns for new construction homes in Northern VA check out our ultimate guide.
Communities in Great Falls
Here are some of the popular areas in Great Falls.
This area is off Innsbruck Ave. It is home to some fantastic and unique luxury homes.
The homes offer privacy and are surrounded by other fine properties.
It is also a convenient drive to the Village Centre.
• Arden Acres
This community was built adjacent to Route 7 by Toll Brothers starting in 2021.
The homes have a modern farmhouse style, and are a short drive or ride to Tysons Corner.
• Oliver Estates
Oliver Estates is a collection of homes on half acre lots in the heart of Great Falls, just south of the Village Centre.
The community was originally was developed in the 1960s but has transitioned over the years, with the many of the original smaller homes razed for luxury homes.
• Falcon Ridge
In the most northern portions of Great Falls, close to where the Potomac River rushes by, you will find Falcon Ridge.
These homes are 1-2 acres and many of them are estate style luxury homes with ample square footage.
If privacy and space are important to you, this is an ideal landing spot.
• Beach Mill Estates
North of Georgetown Pike, Beach Mill Estates is a wooded area that also has 1-2 acres per home on average.
The homes are well appointed, many with pools and other amenities.
• Timberlake Estates
This section is built adjacent to the intersection of Rt 7 and Georgetown Pike.
The homes sit on a bit more than a half acre on average, some lots are larger. There are various styles from grand colonials to more modest traditional homes.
Quick access to major routes a huge bonus here if getting to work quickly is important to you.
• Holly Knoll
This community is at the very western end of Great Falls, at the border of Sterling.
You will find more of the signature large brick colonials here, and is a great option if you want to be close to the Dulles Tech Corridor/Loudoun County. They are both a quick drive west on Rt. 7.
• Lexington Estates
In a town where large luxury homes are the norm, Lexington Estates stands out as a more quaint option.
The homes are more modestly built in size and feature split levels and smaller colonials, and has an HOA.
This is a great place to look if you want to look in Great Falls but are not ready for the high price point of some of the areas.
Lexington Estates is located off Springvale Rd.
• More Great Falls Homes
Not all of the homes in Great Falls are in a defined neighborhood. That’s why the easiest way to find a home you love is a map search showing all the listings currently for sale.
Living Here: Amenities & The Area
Great Falls offers you some tranquility with its large yards and tree lined roads. But you will still be close to lots of things to do and other conveniences.
Here is some of what is nearby.
• Great Falls National Park
This national park is an awesome place to go sightseeing, hiking and more.
The park features:
- Breathtaking falls and rapids with multiple lookout points.
- Campgrounds and hiking trails.
- Portions of the river are available for kayaking (expert level).
- A visitors center with some history and a kid’s room.
- Park Ranger-led tours.
This is the perfect place to spend the day, take the kids or go for a while to unplug.
• The Turner Farm
Located at the intersection of Springvale Rd and Georgetown Pike, Turner Farm features:
- Equestrian facilities including a round pen, outdoor arena and 40 acres of open fields.
- An observatory with telescopes, retractable roof and classes for all ages.
- Playgrounds and picnic area.
• Great Falls Village Centre
Along the scenic Georgetown Pike at Walker Rd, there is a shopping center that is central to the community.
The amenities include:
- Restaurants of varying types, both fast and sit down.
- Grocery store.
- Fuel and car charging stations.
- Local shops and services.
- Office buildings.
• Outdoor Activities
Great Falls is a great place to live if you are an outdoor enthusiast, but also want to live close to DC and Tysons.
Some options to get some fresh air:
- Hiking & running trails, many scenic and wooded along water.
- Sporting fields such as soccer & baseball at Nike Park.
- Multiple golf courses nearby.
Great Falls is accessible primarily from Rt. 7 and Georgetown Pike. These roads lead to Tysons Corner and into Washington DC.
The town is not right in the middle of the action, unlike some neighboring areas.
But that is what gives Great Falls its charm and serene setting. And a quick drive away you can find more dense areas with tons of amenities.
Here are some more communities to have a look at if you are in the market to purchase a home in this area.
Langley – A sought after section of McLean, known for large luxury homes that are very accessible to DC.
The Reserve in McLean – A planned community of large colonial homes near the border of McLean and Great Falls.
Salona Village – This is an iconic neighborhood next to McLean’s downtown area, surrounding a historic property.
Pimmit Hills – If you want to compare Great Falls to a neighborhood close to Tysons, Pimmit is centrally located. Smaller lots, but good sized homes with great convenience.
New Homes in McLean – There are no shortage of luxury new construction homes in McLean either.
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