Located six miles from Washington, DC, McLean is an affluent community in northern Virginia that is home to many of Washington’s elite, including members of Congress, diplomats, corporate executives, and high-ranking government officials. The area is also the location of Langley’s CIA headquarters as well as Hickory Hill, the much photographed estate of Ethel Kennedy.
McLean has a rich history and was named for John McLean, owner and publisher of the Washington Post, who built the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railway in 1906, which connected the area with Washington, D.C. In a community known for its elegant estates, Salona is one of the more venerable properties dating from the 1800s, now preserved as a historical landmark and park.
Situated between the George Washington Parkway to the east and the growing business center of Tysons Corner to the West, McLean is conveniently located near a number of upscale shopping and dining options, including the Tysons Galleria Mall and Tysons Corner Center. Properties in McLean range from luxurious horse farms in the $10M+ range as well as elegant single family homes set back from tree-lined roads. Town homes and condominiums are growing in popularity as few new subdivisions are being constructed. As one of the most established communities in the Washington metro area and with top ranked public and private schools, land in Mclean commands a premium. Residents find the combination of urban conveniences with quiet neighborhoods hard to duplicate.
Located near three major highways, including Rt. 495, Rt. 66, and the George Washington Parkway, McLean will soon have its own Metro Station on the Silver Line.