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Life in McLean, VA
McLean is located in Fairfax County, VA just 10 miles from Washington, DC and is among Northern Virginia’s most desirable family-friendly neighborhoods for wealthy professionals. The town has a rich history that goes back nearly 4 centuries. This was when the 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron owned the Northern Neck Proprietary, a huge Virginia land grant that included the land McLean is now situated on. One of the most famous estates built on the land was named “Salona” and takes up a portion of the 2,862-acre Langley land grant.
The owner of the estate during the war of 1812 was the Reverend William Maffit and he gave President James Madison refuge at Salona while British troops were burning Washington DC. Union General William Smith (“Baldy”) made Salona his headquarters during the Civil War. The estate continued to be a working farm until the current owners started selling acreage in the late 1940s. State Representative Clive DuVal and his wife Susan started buying parcels of Salona in 1953. Later, in a very generous gesture, the DuVal family arranged for the house and property to be preserved.
Most residents agree that the expense of living in McLean is more than worth the price when everything is taken into consideration. McLean is in an outstanding school district and this is a very safe, quiet community with a family-friendly environment. On nice days, you will often find children outside playing. The neighborhood has beautiful parks, places set up for picnics and for hiking and biking. Since McLean, VA now has its own Metro stop, residents can quickly take the train to DC for business or entertainment, making McLean a great choice if you want to get the most out of life.
Schools in McLean
McLean, VA is served by the Fairfax County Public school system which is the largest public school system in Virginia and is home to 5 public elementary schools, 1 public middle schools, 2 public high schools, and 8 private schools.
Public Elementary Schools in McLean, VA:
- Chesterbrook Elementary School
- Churchill Road Elementary School
- Kent Gardens Elementary School
- Franklin Sherman Elementary School
- Spring Hill Elementary School
Public Middle Schools in McLean, VA:
Public High Schools in McLean, VA:
Private Schools in McLean, VA:
- Ambleside School
- BASIS Independent McLean
- Montessori School of Mclean
- St. John Academy
- St. Luke Catholic School
- The Langley School
- The Madeira School
- The Potomac School
Things To Do in McLean
The community of McLean has quite a few organizations that allow residents and their guests to experience a variety of cultural activities. The McLean Community Center puts on top-quality original theatrical productions, art exhibits, and classical music performances year-round. The city may be known for the high-end shopping centers of Tyson’s Corner Center and Tyson’s Galleria. But residents enjoy other local amenities as well, including McLean Farmer’s Market where they can buy fresh produce and Robert Ames Alden Theatre where they can see a show. McLean, VA also has many restaurants where residents can enjoy fine dining as well as casual fare in neighboring communities.
- Battle of Lewinsville
- Clemyjontri Park
- McLean Community Center
- Mclean Farmers Market
- McLean Project for the Arts
- The Alden Theatre
- Tysons Corner Center
Restaurants and Breweries:
- Amoo's Restaurant
- Dal Grano
- Eddie V's Prime Seafood
- Esaan Northeastern Thai Cuisine
- J. Gilbert's
- Kazan Restaurant
- Madison Deli
- Masala Indian Cuisine
- Seasons 52
- Simply Fresh
- Tachibana Japanese Restaurant
Parks and Trails:
- Fort Marcy
- Great Falls Park
- Mclean Central Park
- Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park
- Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
- Spring Hill District Park
- Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA Homes for Sale
A lot of Congressional members, diplomats, and government officials reside in McLean, VA. The neighborhood may be best known for expensive homes owned by politicians, it does have less expensive homes as well. For an apartment in a high-rise building or garden complex, prices start in the low $200,000s. For a modest single-family home or townhouse, prices range from $400,000 to $700,000. If you are looking for a custom-built home overlooking the Potomac, you may have to pay $5 million or more. If you are ready to buy a home in McLean, contact The Spear Realty Group!
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