Loudoun’s eastern-most residential and commercial region sprung up in 1962 with the development of planned community Potomac Falls/Sterling Park around Dulles International Airport. Fast forward 60 years and Potomac Falls/Sterling – also sometimes referred to as Dulles – is a bustling area, famous for its nightlife, restaurants, modern shopping malls, suburban residential communities and hi-tech data centers. Some of the old Potomac Falls/Sterling still remains, notably the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, Claude Moore Park and Algonkian Regional Park.
For all the urban development, Potomac Falls/Sterling/Potomac Falls is home to multiple historic sites. Claude Moore Park is part of the Lanesville Historic District and includes a section of Vestals Gap Road, which George Washington once traveled. Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse near the W&OD Trail is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Enjoy Potomac River views with a hike along the paved trails at Algonkian Regional Park, which also features the popular Volcano Island Water Park. Summit Ropes on Old Ox Road is the largest indoor ropes course in the U.S. - perfect for everything from a family outing to a team building activity post meeting.
Drink & Dine
Potomac Falls/Sterling has multiple bar and restaurant options but make it easy on yourself by trying a selection all under one roof. Located off Davis Drive is a complex that houses the taproom of beloved local brewery Crooked Run Fermentation, an outpost of spicy New-Mexican Senor Ramon Taqueria, trendy craft-focused cocktail bar Nectar and cozy brunch spot Daybreak Kitchen & Biscuit Co. (Try the nourishing Nova Avocado Toast, which comes with fried egg, burrata and truffle oil.)