About Great Falls, VA
Great Falls, located in Northern Virginia approximately fifteen miles West/Northwest of D.C., has been steadily welcoming new residents to the tune of 15, 247 at the 2010 consensus, an 80% increase in population since 2002. (Source: Wikipedia)
While the population has increased greatly, Great Falls residents are passionate about keeping the quaint rural town atmosphere with only one grocery store in the town center. Although the proximity to D.C. along with the natural beauty of an American rural town make Great Falls a target for large developers, the largely absent public water utilities keep developers from easily building in the area which helps to preserve the rural town feel.