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Long considered a great place to live, it seems Falls Church is also one of the healthiest place in the nation to put down roots. The city was just designated the third healthiest community by U.S. News & World Report.

The publication studied nearly 3,000 counties and jurisdictions all across the U.S., then ranked the highest 500 communities. Researchers took into account 81 separate indicators.

They included everything from food and nutrition to public safety and population health. The study went way beyond traditional health categories, however. It also looked at a community’s education system, economic performance and housing affordability; all categories it says can have an impact on a population’s longevity and overall

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If you’re searching for a great place to live, you’ll want to take another look at Falls Church City. The financial news website 24/7 Wall Street just named Falls Church City the best “county” to live.

The ranking takes into account its quality of life. 24/7 Wall Street used the same factors used by the UN when ranking nations. This included its life expectancy, poverty rate and opportunities for educational attainment.

In fact, Falls Church did extremely well in all categories. Over a five year span the local population increased by nearly 15-percent. The website also makes note of its less than three-percent unemployment rate, a less than three-percent poverty rate and a nearly 82 year life

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Well known for its great schools, great health care and great location, Falls Church just added another high-ranking item to its list. According to a U.S. News & World Report survey, Falls Church is also the nation’s healthiest community.

The survey looked at around 3,000 U.S. communities, ranking them all in terms of 10 main categories. Researchers used categories ranging from the environment and housing to infrastructure plus food and nutrition to come up with a score for each community. They also looked at any possible racial disparities.

The ranking shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Researchers note that Falls Church has an impressive school system, a low crime rate and a low poverty rate, all things that have attracted many residents to

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New construction townhomes are now selling in Falls Church, with the availability of impressive new designs in four-story townhomes within Ambrose Hills. The three-phase development totals dozens of townhomes, all constructed to appeal to modern tastes and finishes.

The varying floor plans generally include around 2,100 square feet of living space, all additionally offering a two-car garage on the lower level, with a loft leading out to a terrace on the upper floor. Optional extras include another deck or a wet bar in the open floor plans of Ambrose Hills, with some move-in ready designs available to prospective buyers right now.

With at least three-bedrooms, the townhomes feature high ceilings on the main level, plentiful hardwoods and

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broadmont real estate falls church va

The Broadmont neighborhood in the city of Falls Church, a northern Virginia community, is a lovely area with mature trees, landscaped lots, pretty spring flowers, and classic 1930s-1950s single-family homes.  This is the kind of friendly neighborhood where neighbors know each other and look after one another’s homes when they go on vacations.  Broadmont is close to downtown DC.  The East Falls Church Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines is within walking distance from Broadmont, and several Metro bus routes run through the neighborhood.

The mix of architecture, including Cape Cod-style and split-levels, large wooded lots and close accessibility to major roads and shopping makes Broadmont a sought-after neighborhood.  Broadmont offers residents’

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Vacation living inside the Beltway is every commuter’s fantasy, and residents in Lake Barcroft appreciate a short commute to downtown DC, and recreational activities on the privately owned lake in their community set in tranquil surroundings.  Residents in Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County, Virginia live close to the water, allowing them to canoe, sail or fish in the evenings or weekends.  Most residents own a canoe, small sailboat or electric powered boat.  Lake Barcroft is located south of Falls Church, west of Seven Corners and Bailey’s Crossroad; Sleepy Hollow Road is to the northwest, Columbia Pike is to the south, and Leesburg Pike to the east.  East Falls Church is the closest Metro Station just three miles away.  The Seven Corners Shopping area is

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Called the skinniest park in Virginia, the 100-foot wide Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail is one of the longest parks in the area.  It was built on the road of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad.  The rail trail is 10 feet wide and this is the space used for walking, jogging and bicycling.  The entire 45 miles of trail is paved with asphalt and a painted yellow centerline conducive to safe running and cycling.  Next to the W&OD Trail between Vienna and Purcellville, there is a 32 mile gravel trail for horseback riding.  

The 45-mile multi-use trail goes through both densely populated urban and suburban communities as well as through the rural countryside of Northern Virginia.  The park is open all year.  It begins from Shirlington near

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