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McLean Gardens is a peaceful, residential neighborhood located in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. The community combines a park-like setting with the convenience of nearby dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Adjacent neighborhoods include Cleveland Park and Cathedral Heights. Some 1000 residents live in the 31 garden-style buildings that range from condos, flats and lofts to duplexes.
The neighborhood draws its name from former publisher John R. McLean, who owned the estate on which the community is situated today. In the 1980s, developers converted what were former temporary housing flats for wartime workers into elegant condos.
Residents share a number of community amenities that include a pool, ballroom, special fenced in dog park, barbeque pit, and community garden, to name a few. Boundaries for McLean Gardens run from Idaho Avenue to the South, Rodman Street, NW to the north, Wisconsin Avenue to the east and 39th Street, NW to the west.