McLean

An enclave of manicured neighborhoods just minutes from downtown Washington.

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Welcome to Mclean

One of DC’s first suburbs.

Established in 1910, McLean gets its name from John McLean, a one-time publisher of The Washington Post who established a rail line connecting the area to Washington, D.C. That line, which follows the present-day Old Dominion Drive, heralded the growth of many neighborhoods around it, stretching out to the north of the Potomac River and what are now Routes 267 and 66 to the south. Its close proximity to the city makes it an ideal home for diplomats, government officials, members of Congress, and business executives.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An enclave of manicured neighborhoods just minutes from downtown Washington.

What to Expect

A bedroom community with a growing commercial base.

Many of McLean’s twisty roads used to be horse trails, but the rural flavor of this suburb has been replaced with a robust little town center around the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Chain Bridge Road. Public transportation includes bus service and the recent expansion of the Metro silver line. Residents can also opt to take a quick drive down Route 123 to the booming Tysons Corner Center, where two malls that straddle the highway have led to office and condo developments in recent years.

The Lifestyle

Keeping up with the family.

Many of McLean’s twisty roads used to be horse trails, but the rural flavor of this suburb has been replaced with a robust little town center around the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Chain Bridge Road. Public transportation includes bus service and the recent expansion of the Metro silver line. Residents can also opt to take a quick drive down Route 123 to the booming Tysons Corner Center, where two malls that straddle the highway have led to office and condo developments in recent years.

Unexpected Appeal

A small town feel—without being small town.

​​​​​​​McLean’s relatively quiet business district is filled with independent shops and boutiques and small neighborhood restaurants. But the growth of Tysons Corner down the road dramatically expands the shopping and dining options while the town center retains its quaint, neighborly feel.

The Market

A mixture of older homes, infill development and large, new-construction houses.

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You can still see old farmhouses dotting McLean’s neighborhoods, which also include colonial, mid-century ranches, and split-level homes. But many swathes of land, such as the old Evans Farm along Route 123, have been turned into large, new luxury developments since the turn of the 21st century.

You'll Fall in Love With

A small town feel—without being small town.

​​​​​​​McLean’s relatively quiet business district is filled with independent shops and boutiques and small neighborhood restaurants. But the growth of Tysons Corner down the road dramatically expands the shopping and dining options while the town center retains its quaint, neighborly feel.

Overview for McLean, VA

49,310 people live in McLean, where the median age is 46.4 and the average individual income is $115,266. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

49,310

Total Population

46.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$115,266

Average individual Income

Around McLean, VA

There's plenty to do around McLean, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

25
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
28
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
23
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Trace- The Zero Waste Store, Tasty Kabob, and Ferocity Dance Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.44 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.49 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.19 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.83 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for McLean, VA

McLean has 16,840 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in McLean do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 49,310 people call McLean home. The population density is 1,988.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

49,310

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46.4

Median Age

49.13 / 50.87%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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16,840

Total Households

2.92

Average Household Size

$115,266

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in McLean, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby McLean. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Montessori School Of McLean
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Brooksfield School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Luke Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Kent Gardens Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Sherman Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Mount Daniel Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
Churchill Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Chesterbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Spring Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5

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