I had to make a trip to my local post office (to pick up my Matt & Kim signed goodies <3) and decided to make a morning of it by wandering over to the farmer’s market nearby. I remembered during my walk about how I’d long wanted to live in Falls Church…and now I do!
- The bus actually runs all day 7 days a week. Not like I’ll ever take it, but I know I have that option.
- 10 minutes from work. Beat that!
- 10 minutes from the gym at work. Again, doubtful I’ll take much advantage of that, but hey, you never know.
- Great farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. It was surprisingly quiet there today, but I guess it’s not primetime for markets yet. (Bonus: I can measure its approximate distance from my place by the length of the extended version of New Order’s “Blue Monday,” as I was nearly home this morning by the time the song finished.)
- Cool restaurants nearby. Taco Bamba, Mad Fox Brewing, I think Pupatella is not far (still haven’t been there after years of wanting to go), the Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is opening soon…good times.
- Very walkable. Sidewalks everywhere in the City of Falls Church (CFC).
- Also lots of cute houses (that I will never be able to afford) in CFC.
- Close to two Metro stations. It’s the Orange Line (bleh), but hey, at least I can be in Arlington somewhat quickly and not have to worry about parking!
- CD Cellar. I have to keep myself from wandering in here whenever I’m nearby. Great selection of used albums, and some new goodies too.
- I can walk to my local Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. There aren’t sidewalks the whole way, but it’s only a 15-minute walk to either, so one day, maybe I’ll actually avail myself of that.
- Close to 495 and 66.
- CFC is being built up a little bit, with the addition of new (almost certainly extremely expensive) apartments. Not sure that this is necessarily a great thing, but curious to see what it will mean for the city.
- Close to the hot mess that is Tysons Corner mall (but mostly Shake Shack). There’s a reason I only go there on weekdays after work, but again, it’s here if I want it.
So, your turn: Why do you love where you live?