With so many big-city features just minutes from beautiful natural attractions, McLean, Virginia offers the best of Northern Virginia living only a few miles from Washington, DC. Recognized for its top-notch schools, families love McLean for its many amenities and the great home values. Close to the nation’s capital, many prominent people live in McLean, which has been ranked among the 50 richest places to live in the U.S. according to Bloomberg. If you think of your home as a real estate investment and you are in the market for an upper-bracket home, McLean dependably sees a rise in home value due to high demand to live in this highly desirable location.
McLean is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, with a population close to 50,000 in a 25 square mile Census Designated Place. The vast majority of homes in McLean are detached single-family, with over 80% owner-occupied. Most real estate activity in McLean occurs in the $1 million plus bracket where the median home value is $1.07 million. In this hot market, count on close to seven figures as the entry point for purchasing a home in McLean.
McLean is home to a lot of commuters into Washington DC, and its easy access to Chain Bridge Road, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Route 66 and 495, give options for getting into the city. While McLean itself is quiet, with a distinctly suburban feel, it is right next door to Tyson’s Corner, a commercial and retail hotspot with companies like USA Today, Capital One, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Freddie Mac as well as two super-regional shopping centers, Tyson’s Corner Center and Tyson’s Galleria.
McLean’s schools have the reputation of being among the best in the area. Langley High School is consistently, nationally ranked and McLean High School, is ranked by US News & World Report as the 3rd best high school in Virginia. Niche also places several elementary schools among the top public elementary schools in Virginia. McLean also boasts elite private schools, making it an ideal place for families with children to settle.
Not only is Washington close by, but with its own orchestra and community theater in the McLean Community Center, residents can enjoy many cultural activities. Local art galleries have found a home in McLean and Tyson’s Corner offers movies, touring shows and other fun excursions. McLean itself hosts an annual Middle Eastern Food Festival and the Vietnamese Heritage Festival. But lovers of food and entertainment can take advantage of the dozens of restaurants and a large local farmer’s market in McLean.
Nature lovers have all they could ask for with Great Falls Park, Scott’s Run Nature Preserve and Turkey Run Park all located within McLean’s boundaries, featuring hiking trails, climbing, white water activities and more. For other outdoor activities, McLean Little League offers multiple team sports, including its championship girls’ little league softball. Finally, Clemyjontri Park is a special place, designed to be accessible, where children of all abilities can play.
Always in high demand, McLean remains one of the most attractive communities in the Northern Virginia area. Contact Casey Margenau Fine Homes to learn more about current listings in McLean.