McLean, VA - Area and Community Information

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McLean & Great Falls, VA


High-end Homes and Remarkable Amenities Create McLean's Upscale Caché



Distinctive residences and affluent neighborhoods are the hallmarks of McLean VA real estate. The well-to-do community is just eight miles northwest of Washington, D.C., and draws many powerful residents, including Supreme Court justices, CEOs, Congressional representatives and diplomats. Home to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and several Fortune 500 companies, McLean embodies a panache rarely seen in other cities.

History


Blessed with prime land on the Potomac River's west bank, McLean properties were inhabited by several Native American tribes in pre-colonial times. As colonialism progressed, several notable McLean VA homes were built, including the legendary Salona homestead. Home to Revolutionary War hero Light-Horse Harry Lee, Salona sheltered Dolly Madison in 1814 as British troops burned the White House. Originally, the area encompassed the towns of Langley and Lewinsville, both critical to the Civil War's Confederate and Union armies. The region continued to grow following the war and was eventually connected to Washington, D.C. in 1906 with the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railway. Langley and Lewinsville merged in 1910, forming the town named for John Roll Mclean, the railroad's co-founder and former publisher/owner of The Washington Post. As the entire region prospered, McLean burgeoned, doubling its population from 1970 to 1980 and developing into the upscale enclave it is today.

Parks

McLean homes are surrounded by welcoming neighborhood parks. Clemyjontri Park is one of the city's most treasured spots, featuring inventive play structures that are accessible to children of all abilities. Four colorful play zones surround an ornate carousel and the park's remarkable Liberty Swing enables wheelchair-bound children to swing safely in their own wheelchairs. Throughout the town, parks such as McLean Central Park and Lewinsville Park offer those with real estate in McLean countless opportunities to stage events, play, socialize and enjoy nature.

Activities and Attractions

Featuring the upscale malls Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, McLean real estate delights with bountiful attractions. Catch a performance at Alden Theater, experience 18th century farming at Claude Moore Colonial Farm or explore Union fortifications at Fort Marcy. Stellar recreation is found at Turkey Run Park and its Potomac Heritage Trail and the breathtaking Great Falls National Park.


Events For nearly 100 years, the closely knit community has celebrated its unique features at the annual McLean Day celebration. Local business owners, McLean realtors, residents and visitors gather to enjoy live entertainment, abundant food, a carnival, pony rides and a model airplane show. Many visitors may come to the area for fun-filled events like the annual McLean Chocolate Festival, McLean Winterfest parade, MPAartfest and the Langley MusicFest, but they often end up staying to become McLean home buyers.

Enchanting neighborhoods, incredible McLean homes for sale and scenic streets are just a few of the community's world-class charms. We relish the chance to match house hunters with homes for sale in McLean. Give our team a call today to let our knowledgeable McLean real estate agents help you find your dream home in winsome McLean.

 

Great Falls Real Estate, Great Falls Area and Community Information

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Great Falls, Virginia is a community located in Fairfax County. The Patowmack Canal gives you a look back into the early history of this county. There are many opportunities to explore the 800-acre park. The area was first inhabited by the Paleo Tribe. Great Falls is a suburb of Washington, DC where you can find many historical and interesting buildings. Great Falls real estate offers single-family homes in the million dollar range. You won't find any condos or apartments located in the area. Great Falls homes are built on large tracts of land with plenty of privacy.

The parks and recreation services are maintained by Fairfax County.  You will find a variety of activities for people of all ages.  There is a newcomers group that welcomes people who are new to the area.  Social event sand activities are planned throughout the year.  Great Falls homes offer beautiful mansions located on two to five-acre tracts.


98004819.jpgLocal attraction in the area are found by signing up for programs offered by Fairfax County Park Services.  You will find a wealth of information by visiting their websiteYou will find real estate values, taxes and community information.  Great Falls properties also include commercial areas of town.  Real estate n Great Falls offers everything you need in a new home. Homes for sale in Great Falls are located in low-crime areas.

The Park Authority offers equestrian activities, martial arts, ice skating and special events.  You can take classes on gardening, exercise and fitness, and golf. Lakefront parks offer trout fishing, water activities and campgrounds. There are a number of major parks in the area that offer activities for everyone in the family.  
Frying Pan Farm Park offers visitors a glimpse into farming practices from the 1920s to the 1950s.

The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. The also offer horseback riding lessons for people of all ages. The schools are services by Fairfax County Public Schools. Parents can find a calendar of event, lunch menus and email contact information on their websiteThe school district also offers a variety of academic and youth sports programs for kids of all ages.

High school students can take a number of college transition classes to prepare for graduation. Volunteers can work at the schools as a mentor to a child, tutoring help, or teach a class. There are also volunteer opportunities for students. The Park Authority offers a wide range of calendar events from music and arts festivals to nature walks. They also offer wagon rides during the holidays at a number of parks located in the county.
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