Welcome to McLean

Privacy and tranquility in an affluent Virginia suburb.
Residing in McLean, Virginia, is the epitome of luxury and distinction. McLean is home to D.C. power brokers and other successful tycoons wishing to live quietly in this peaceful, affluent suburb. Located only a few miles outside the District of Columbia, many professionals commute to work in the city while enjoying the privacy of this residential refuge.

Residents flock to McLean for its spacious homes and many high-end shopping and dining options. The area also boasts unique attractions, including natural parks and art offerings. McLean is the famed headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), one of the most powerful organizations in the world. Despite its worldly significance, this neighborhood maintains easy luxury and a warm community that is welcoming to all. 

What to Love


  • 800 acres of stunning natural beauty at Great Falls Park 
  • Exceptional arts productions at Alden Theatre
  • The beautiful Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail 

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in McLean is one of easy-going refinement. Residents enjoy access to world-class amenities and top-notch entertainment. The area is also home to many gorgeous parks and green spaces, offering residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in a picturesque setting. McLean is also known for its engaging arts scene with several art galleries, theaters, and performance spaces. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

McLean is a place where luxury and entertainment come together seamlessly. From fine dining to high-end shopping, the options for entertainment are truly unparalleled. One of the most notable dining experiences in McLean is J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, a premier steakhouse that offers an extensive menu of expertly prepared dishes. The restaurant's atmosphere is elegant and sophisticated, making it the perfect place for a special occasion or business dinner.
Miyagi Restaurant is a hidden gem that serves Japanese food with a modern twist, featuring a menu of sushi, sashimi, tempura, and more. Diners will also love The Italian Oven for its variety of rustic Italian dishes.
StarNut Gourmet is a specialty shop and restaurant that offers various finely prepared foods, as well as a sumptuous breakfast and lunch menu. If you’re preparing an evening meal at home, Wegmans is an excellent grocery store with a great selection of gourmet foods, including fresh seafood, meats, and produce. Balducci's Food Lovers Market is an upscale food market with high-end products, including fresh seafood, meats, and produce to complement any dish.

Things to Do

Life in McLean has plentiful activities and unique attractions to keep residents and visitors entertained. For a competitive game with friends or family, Lewinsville Park has recreational opportunities to play soccer, basketball, or tennis. Residents love the Spring Hill Recreation Center for its excellent community programs, such as swimming classes, summer camps, and fitness classes for all ages. Their spacious facilities include a large fitness center, gymnasium, racketball courts, and a 25-meter indoor pool.

The nearby Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria are two of the most popular shopping destinations in the area, offering several high-end shops and restaurants. These two malls feature luxury shops, big box retailers, upscale restaurants, and entertainment options. 
Finally, a trip to McLean wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters, which offers virtual tours of its private museum for a peek into U.S. Intelligence history. 


The ​​Fairfax County Public Schools serves McLean. 

Overview for McLean, VA

24,877 people live in McLean, where the median age is 37.8 and the average individual income is $62,471. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.8 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for McLean, VA

McLean has 9,467 households, with an average household size of 2.62. 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. 24,877 people call McLean home. The population density is 5,324.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.82 / 52.18%

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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.
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Lemon Road Elementary
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Mary Ellen Henderson Middle
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