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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

Homes For Sale

Welcome to McLean

High-end suburban community that is home to Washington’s elite
 
 
Secluded and primarily suburban, McLean is the locale of choice for many prominent and high-ranking individuals in Washington. Situated in Fairfax County, the area has a population of 47,682. It sits along the Potomac River and offers sprawling green spaces for its residents to enjoy. McLean is also linked to several of the region’s top roads and interstates, which is appreciated by those commuting to Washington D.C.

Upscale homes and tucked-away neighborhoods make this the ideal place for those desiring an enhanced degree of privacy. Certain residential areas are so spread out — and full of natural landscaping — that they almost feel like part of the countryside.
 

What to Love

  • Exclusive, private living
  • Close proximity to Washington D.C.
  • Spacious parks and nature preserves
  • Upscale neighborhoods
  • Highly-rated schools

Local Lifestyle

Life in McLean is a delight. From its convenient shopping and dining located in the center of town to its serene parks and suburban communities, there’s much to love. This town also features several highly unique attractions and historic landmarks, including The CIA Museum and the Burling Cabin Site.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Despite being largely residential, McLean offers an impressive shopping and dining scene. In the heart of the area, immerse yourself in upscale experiences that are certain to please even the most discerning of individuals.

When it comes to restaurants, must-try highlights include J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, Esaan, Listrani's, , and Fahrenheit Asian. As you run your weekly errands, make plans to get what you need from local stores such as The Organic Butcher of McLean, The Artisans, and Chain Bridge Cellars.
 

Things to Do

Residents of McLean have direct access to numerous parks and nature preserves. Those who desire an easy way to connect with the outdoors will definitely appreciate this town.

Along the Potomac River, one favorite destination is Scott’s Run Nature Preserve. Spanning 336 acres, visitors can go hiking, view wildlife, and soak in awe-inspiring views. Close by, Langley Oaks Park and Turkey Run Park — also located on the river — boast much of the same features.

Around McLean, new locals should also plan visits to highlights such as The CIA Museum, Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park, and McLean Central Park.
 

Schools

Almost all schools in McLean have exceptional ratings on GreatSchools.org.
 

OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS


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

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
16,840

Total Households

2.92

Average Household Size

$115,266

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
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
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Kent Gardens Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Montessori School Of McLean
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Sherman Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Mt. Daniel Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
Churchill Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Chesterbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
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
Spring Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available

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 Tasty Kabob, Functional Therapy And Fitness, and Better Bodies by Tina.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.44 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.8 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.29 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.11 miles 40 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.62 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

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