Living in McLean, Virginia

Tucked between the commercial hub of Tysons and our nation’s capital, the hamlet of McLean is unique. It has for decades been home to diplomats, high-ranking members of government, cabinet members, presidents, spies, and the luminaries of DC society. Its roughly 50,000 residents enjoy easy access to DC and its cultural offerings, as well as a short commute to work in DC or Tysons. It is home to the CIA as well as innumerable businesses, creating lucrative employment. Home prices in McLean tend to be steep.

The town of McLean offers a vibrant small-town life, with many restaurants, and a robust small-business environment. Enjoy a coffee at Starbucks and then peruse the windows of designer establishments, before meeting your partner for dinner. Or drive to the Kennedy Center for an evening’s entertainment. The McLean lifestyle, while somewhat quieter than DC, is active and engaged in Washington society.

McLean public schools are among the most highly rated in Northern Virginia, itself the home of the nationally recognized Fairfax County school system. It is also home to some of the most competitive and sought after private schools in the region, including the Potomac School, the Langley School, and Madeira.

Residents of McLean also enjoy its many parks and its abundant green space, including Langley Oaks Park, Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park, Turkey Run Park, Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, and nearby Great Falls National Park. The Potomac River and its beauty are the core of the community.

Those who purchase a home in McLean rarely leave to move elsewhere. Why would they?


Homes for Sale in McLean

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