Peak Of Luxury


Despite all the nearby action, McLean itself is still a serene and lowkey place with parks and quiet, leafy roads and cul-de-sacs. It’s a community where residents cherish their privacy and anonymity, while still enjoying local restaurants and outdoor activities. There’s ample room for future growth; McClean covers some 18.5 square miles, some of which is relatively undeveloped. The community is also closely associated with next-door Langley, a small enclave near the banks of the Potomac. The luxury real estate market in McLean is dominated by detached single-family homes, many of which have generous footprints. However, you can also find some high-end townhomes and full-service condominiums as well.

Balcony of a luxury home in McLean, Virginia

McLean Real Estate Stats

Average Price $3.1M
Lowest Price $258K
Highest Price $33.9M
Total Listings 342
Avg. Price/SQFT $515

Property Types (active listings)

McLean, Virginia Luxury Real Estate


There are few, if any, places in the Washington Metro area with a greater concentration of luxury homes than McLean, Virginia. Estates in this affluent Fairfax County community have recently listed as high as $40 million. While that might be a bit of an outlier, it’s quite common to find listings in the $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 million range. You’ll discover a wide range of styles as well, from traditional to very modern. Location is also key, bordered by the Potomac River across from Washington, DC, and stretching west to the rapidly evolving Tysons with its new luxury condo towers and upscale shopping malls.

More About McLean, VA

McLean takes its name from John McLean, a businessman who helped build the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad in the early 1900s. He was also owner and publisher of the Washington Post. The community was founded in 1910 and has enjoyed a leisurely development over time. That has changed in recent years, with Forbes recently describing McLean has the fastest growing place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. That description, however, is largely based on activity in West McLean near the Capital Beltway, where it joins with Tysons. Here you’ll find numerous new shops, restaurants, and upscale mixed-use developments like The Boro. Monarch, and Verse are among the new luxury condos in this area.

Those exploring the market for luxury single-family homes in the area will often turn their attention to the north and northeastern parts of McLean, as well as areas to the northwest. Historic properties play an important role in the neighborhood’s development, but the thirst for ever larger and more luxurious dwellings has led to a substantial number of new custom construction, often guided by some of the east coast’s top architects. A few of the notable home styles in the area include Georgian, Mediterranean, French Normandy, English Country, Tudor, and Modernist.

A town center near the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Chain Bridge Road is home to a number of popular restaurants and shops. You’ll find lots of outdoor activity in McLean with parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, tennis courts, swim clubs, farmers’ markets, and more. It’s simply one of the best places to live in the Washington area.

To learn more about luxury real estate in McLean, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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McLean, VA FAQ’s

Q: How far is it from McLean to downtown Washington, DC and how would I get there?

A: Depending on what part of McLean you’re coming from; the distance would be roughly 10 miles. You can take Dolley Madison Boulevard to George Washington Memorial Parkway and cross the river at the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.

Q: Is the CIA headquarters in McLean?

A: The headquarters for the CIA, also known as the George Bush Center of Intelligence, is actually located in Langley, a neighborhood next-door to McLean.

Q: Is there an average price for luxury homes in McLean?

A: real estate prices can soar so high in McLean, that it is difficult to assign an average number. You will find a lot of listings, however, in the $3 million to $25 million range.

Q: What are some of the other neighborhoods near McLean?

A: Nearby communities include Langley, Great Falls, Vienna, Tysons, and Pimmit Hills in Fairfax County, as well as Williamsburg, Rock Spring, Old Glebe, and Rivercrest in Arlington to the southeast.

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