McLean is an upscale census-designated place located on the northeastern edge of Fairfax County, Virginia. Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency, McLean has become the home of diplomats, businessmen, company executives, members of Congress, and high-ranking government officials from various branches of government. Hickory Hill, former home of Ethel Kennedy, is also in McLean. It was the former publisher and owner of “The Washington Post,” John Roll McLean, who gave the community its name. McLean also partnered up with Stephen Benton Elkins, an American industrialist, and politician, and French aristocrat Jean-Pierre Guenard in 1902 to purchase a charter for the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad. The railroad was completed in 1806, connecting the community with the rest of the Washington, D.C. area. McLean also paid $1,000 to build a train station while the community collectively chipped in another $500, making the total cost of the station $1,500. McLean named the train station after himself as well. In 1910, the communities of Langley and Lewinsville merged, prompting the official founding of McLean in the same year.
McLean features some of America’s most prestigious homes in well-maintained neighborhoods. Since McLean is where many influential people in government live, it emanates a stateliness that is unique to this area of the United States alone. Owning a home here in McLean, you’re bound to rub shoulders with or meet some of these individuals, as they’ll be your neighbors. Invite your close friends, associates, or business partners to the Washington Golf & Country Club which is at 3017 North Glebe Road in Arlington. The golf course sits on land once owned by Admiral M. Preston Rixey, Surgeon General of the Navy and White House physician. It’s been around since 1922 and was frequented by former Presidents of the United States such as Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Coolidge, Harding and Wilson. Then you have the Westwood Country Club in Vienna located at 800 Maple Avenue East. Adding to the allure of McLean, residents are only minutes away from the center of D.C. where they have an abundance of shopping and dining venues to choose from. One great example is DC USA located at 3100 14th St NW. This 890,000-square-foot shopping and entertainment complex features a modern design and is anchored by a few big-name retail stores and trendy eateries.
When European settlers began establishing colonies in the Washington D.C. area, they brought with them their architecture. This is illustrated McLean with various single-family home plans that include French Country, Craftsman, Country, Bungalow, Shingle, Ranch, Traditional, Tudor, Northwestern, Prairie, Colonial, as well as extensive estates built on sizeable lots. Properties for sale in McLean provide you a smorgasbord of styles depending on the architect and builder involved. Furthermore, McLean homes offer a varied assortment of unique features that include mahogany wood trim, high-end appliances, wine cellars, lower-level entertainment areas, swimming pools, hot tubs, and wet bars. Available houses in McLean vary in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,050 square feet to nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 12,849 square feet. Additionally, there is an excellent selection condominium on the market in McLean with tons of amenities. The same thing applies to townhomes for sale in McLean, with pre-owned and newly constructed models. Planning on building a custom home of your choice or want to build an investment property here? You can find plenty of lots for sale in McLean as well. Real estate in the D.C. area goes fast, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we may assist you.