Over the next several months, I thought I would profile some of the cities and towns here in Northern Virginia (my home). The first area I decided to highlight is McLean, Virginia.
According to the McLean Chamber of Commerce, McLean is located a few miles west of our Nation’s capital in the heart of northwest Fairfax County. This friendly, established community, comprised of a population of over 60,000 combines beautiful tree-lined residential areas of well-maintained homes with a bustling downtown area of shops, restaurants, top companies, prestigious schools with extensive scenic parks & trails and a robust selection of recreation activities & cultural attractions to delight every type of enthusiast. Its cosmopolitan residents are active citizens who take pride in the heritage of this unincorporated town.
McLean is among of the country’s most vibrant and prosperous areas with Fortune 500 companies like the Big 6 Consulting Firms, Capital One Financial, Gannett, and Freddie Mac, world famous shopping malls, Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, upscale restaurants and family-owned ethnic diners.
McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress and high-ranking federal government officials, entrepreneurs and service businesses partially attributable to the close location to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency.
McLean residents are zoned to Fairfax County Public Schools – with two public high schools Langley High School and McLean High School, both which consistently rank in the top 100 schools in nation on an annual basis, and other highly regarded private schools. McLean citizens are involved in their community, participating in visual arts, choral societies, symphonic orchestras, theatre productions, civic clubs, citizens associations, environmental clean-ups and many other volunteer efforts.
McLean has an award winning police and volunteer fire department and is governed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. It is included in Fairfax County’s Dranesville District.