McLean, Va: One of Washington’s Best Addresses

Arguably, Washington DC is perhaps the most politically powerful place in the universe. With Capitol Hill as the nexus from which nearly every law affecting the way we live emanates, the Capitol city is chock full of power-brokers.  And when the powerful are not visiting their home states where do they live? In various places including one of the beltway’s toniest communities McLean, Va.  McLean is just outside Washington a stone’s throw from Georgetown and a short car ride to neighboring Bethesda and Arlington.
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The area features some of the most exclusive real estate and the most competitive schools in the region. So exactly what does it cost to live in McLean, VA? In a market like this (slow) I’ve seen older houses selling in the $800,000-$900,000 range. Depending on the neighborhood houses in McLean, Va can fetch from low seven figures to substantial upper brackets.Just what does one get for that price?
 
Well, you could get a home formerly owned by Middle Eastern royalty set in a neighborhood where a former Secretary of State resides. Or travel 5 miles north you could even have a beautiful chalet-like contemporary home owned by one of President George W. Bush’s senior staffers.
 
If your interest is piqued and you think you might fancy living near national parkland, shopping at Tyson’s Corner Mall and having close access to Whole Foods Market and Balducci’s, McLean might be the place for you. Want more information about McLean? Check out the the McLean, VA Chamber of Commerce website http://www.mcleanchamber.org/