Welcome to McLean
Scenic, picturesque, and close-knit, there is a lot to love about McLean.
Located just minutes away from downtown Washington, McLean is its own peaceful suburban oasis. Stunning scenery lies throughout the neighborhood, with its parks, trails, and beautifully kept lawns and houses. The George Washington Parkway and Potomac River fall inside this neighborhood, and nature is a big part of what people love about this community. It is also an area that has plenty of highly ranked schools for children of all ages.
The real estate options in this community are diverse, with everything from newer luxury homes to charming older buildings that reflect the town’s history. McLean is known as one of the oldest suburbs in the Washington area and continues to develop and grow all the time.
What to Love
- Suburban small-town feel
- Convenient access to Washington DC
- Parks, restaurants, and shops
- A strong sense of community and togetherness
The lifestyle in McLean is laid back and relaxing. It feels like its own private town, giving its residents a lot of peace and serenity. Its residents are known for their friendliness and for being very welcoming. The community in this area is one that feels close-knit, giving it a small-town feel, while still being accessible to downtown Washington D.C. Many of the shops and restaurants in the area are locally run, and everyone loves to get out and enjoy this lovely neighborhood. You’ll often see residents out and about enjoying the parks, the trails, and the nature that this area has to offer.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining and shopping opportunities in McLean are truly one of a kind, with plenty of locally run places to discover.
A well-loved eatery since 1969 is the McLean Family Restaurant. Their menu has something for everyone at any time of day, with breakfast until 3 pm, lunches, and dinners. Another family-run restaurant is The Union Restaurant. It combines casual and fine dining, and they serve delicious American and Indian dishes created by their worldwide renowned chef.
One of the best destinations for shopping is the McLean Shopping Center. People love it for its wide selection, and its wine shop with lots of variety.
Things to Do
Spending time outdoors is one of the best ways to spend time in McLean.
Clemyjontri Park is one of the most beloved parks in the area. It is fully handicap accessible and has a playground with lots of rides including a carousel. It has over 2 acres of fun and even has a picnic pavilion, perfect for spending time with loved ones.
Going for a serene visit to the Potomac River at the George Washington Parkway is another popular thing to do in McLean. Here people go on hikes, check out some local wildlife, and take in the outdoors. McLean is also close to Great Falls Park, another popular place to take in some breathtaking views and spend time in nature.
McLean Central Park is another place with fun activities to do throughout the year. Residents love to go to this park for a round of disc golf or to visit the gazebo for the annual summer concert series.
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