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Starting at $1,650
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9740 DEERHAVEN LANE
9740 DEERHAVEN LANE
Great Falls, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
Starting at $4,500
Updated 1 hr ago
323 CANTERWOOD LANE
323 CANTERWOOD LANE
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
Starting at $3,000
Updated 8 hrs ago
840 CONSTELLATION DRIVE
840 CONSTELLATION DRIVE
Great Falls, VA
5 Bedrooms
$3,000
Starting at $3,800
Updated 1 day ago
1208 WIESMAN COURT
1208 WIESMAN COURT
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $5,000
Updated 2 days ago
1080 HARRIMAN STREET
1080 HARRIMAN STREET
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
Starting at $3,800
Updated 2 days ago
11419 JORDAN LANE
11419 JORDAN LANE
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $3,450
Updated 3 days ago
11301 COROBON LANE
11301 COROBON LANE
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$3,450
Starting at $5,000
Updated 3 days ago
1080 Harriman St.
1080 Harriman St.
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
Starting at $3,100
Updated 3 days ago
1158 KETTLE POND LANE
1158 KETTLE POND LANE
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
Starting at $5,999
Updated 7 days ago
10910 GREAT POINT COURT
10910 GREAT POINT COURT
Great Falls, VA
5 Bedrooms
$5,999
Starting at $3,250
Updated 7 days ago
12109 HOLLY KNOLL CIRCLE
12109 HOLLY KNOLL CIRCLE
Great Falls, VA
5 Bedrooms
$3,250
Starting at $3,300
Updated 10 days ago
9422 VERNON DRIVE
9422 VERNON DRIVE
Great Falls, VA
5 Bedrooms
$3,300
Starting at $4,250
Updated 11 days ago
1222 FORESTVILLE DRIVE
1222 FORESTVILLE DRIVE
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$4,250
Starting at $1,600
Updated 13 days ago
10130 COLVIN RUN ROAD
10130 COLVIN RUN ROAD
Great Falls, VA
Studio
$1,600
Starting at $7,000
Updated 15 days ago
1103 DAPPLE GREY COURT
1103 DAPPLE GREY COURT
Great Falls, VA
6 Bedrooms
$7,000
Starting at $5,350
Updated 18 days ago
1117 AMANDA DRIVE
1117 AMANDA DRIVE
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$5,350
Starting at $6,000
Updated 1 month ago
9900 PHOENIX LANE
9900 PHOENIX LANE
Great Falls, VA
5 Bedrooms
$6,000
Starting at $3,000
Updated 1 month ago
1123 EDWARD DRIVE
1123 EDWARD DRIVE
Great Falls, VA
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
Starting at $2,100
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46921 RABBITRUN TERRACE
46921 RABBITRUN TERRACE
Sterling, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $11,000
Updated 1 hr ago
11118 CRIPPLEGATE ROAD
11118 CRIPPLEGATE ROAD
Potomac, MD
5 Bedrooms
$11,000
Starting at $2,500
Updated 1 hr ago
47570 SHARPSKIN ISLAND SQUARE
47570 SHARPSKIN ISLAND SQUARE
Sterling, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Starting at $7,500
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11601 LUVIE COURT
11601 LUVIE COURT
Potomac, MD
6 Bedrooms
$7,500
Starting at $2,150
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21488 RUSTY BLACKHAW SQUARE
21488 RUSTY BLACKHAW SQUARE
Sterling, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
Starting at $2,500
Updated 4 hrs ago
20361 CLOVER FIELD TERRACE
20361 CLOVER FIELD TERRACE
Sterling, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500

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City GuideGreat Falls

The 2011 film J. Edgar was shot in part in Great Falls, Virginia, which brought several famous faces to town. Leonardo DiCaprio played the lead role, and Clint Eastwood directed.

When you move to Great Falls, your neighbors will be some of the most remarkable people in the country. Current and past residents include AOL's founder, Steve Case; Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder; and the mysterious Louis Freeh, director of the CIA. The city is named for its location overlooking the Potomac River's Great Falls, which is frequently used as a backdrop in movies. In just 10 years, the population of this popular Virginia city has exploded. The number of residents, as of the 2010 census, is about 15,500, nearly double the 2000 census count. People love Great Falls because it is just moments from D.C. and because it offers a gorgeous view. Want to make Great Falls your home? It might take some time, but don't worry. We'll help you every step of the way.

What to Expect

Considering the people you will share your community with, you can expect in-depth applications before you move into any of the rental houses in Great Falls. Your references, job history, and credit will certainly be checked, and a criminal background check is quite likely as well. Be prepared to provide this detailed information right away; competition for these properties is fierce.

Neighborhoods in Great Falls

The center of Great Falls is a long strip that runs right along the south bank of the Potomac River. The most sought-after homes in the city are located here because this area includes the stunning 800-acre Great Falls Park, along with the Scott's Run Nature Preserve. While the vast majority of home rentals are single-family houses with four or more bedrooms, there is the possibility of securing a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment for rent in one of the few apartment complexes in the neighborhood.

West: This area primarily has large single-family houses and a few managed apartment complexes. Because there are more applications than available units, you might want to start networking long before you need to be all moved in. The best way to get nudged to the top of the list and secure application approval is to have a reference from a current resident or other well-respected individual. Here you'll find Turner Farm Park and Lexington Estates Park.

South: Bordered by Leesburg Pike (state route 7), this is a convenient location for commuters. A handful of parks are scattered throughout the neighborhood, including Great Falls Nike Park and Turner Farm Park. Rental prices are marginally lower in this section of the city, and while there isn't much in the way of apartment living, there are some duplexes for rent.

Great Falls Living

Great Falls' biggest asset, aside from its fabulous location, is all the parks you get to enjoy. It's impossible to say enough about Great Falls Park which, in addition to the Potomac River Falls that inspired the city's name, is home to intricate Native American petroglyphs. George Washington himself spent quite a bit of time exploring this area, and he worked on the creation of a canal that circumvented the Falls. Remnants of that project are still visible today.

Do you have an appetite for hiking? There are plenty of trails. There are also sheer cliffs -- if rock climbing is your thing. Just keep in mind that on the most beautiful days, the 600-space Great Falls Park parking lot gets full by the late morning.

A less famous but equally as interesting park choice is the River Bend County Park. It doesn't attract as many people from outside the city, so you'll likely run into neighbors here. This park features regular events, including holiday celebrations and summer concerts.

As for food, Old Brogue Irish Pub, Peking Delight, Great Falls Tavern, Izumi, and Deli Italiano are just some of the options available. If you're feeling extra fancy, try out L'Auberge Chez Francois. It's definitely a local favorite and people love it for the great authentic food and atmosphere, all of which is complemented by the amazing service.

The only downside to living in Northern Virginia is, perhaps, the weather -- but that all depends on your perspective. Winters get cold and snowy, and there are years when they seem to last longer than their allotted three months. Summer temperatures are typically in the mid-80s, and this area is somewhat known for humidity. Most residents handle these small obstacles easily; reliable town plowing keeps life running in the winter, and good air conditioning makes summer humidity irrelevant.

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