Where We Live: Broyhill Estates

by Karen Briscoe
August 16, 2017

Broyhills McLean Estates is a neighborhood located between Dolley Madison Boulevard and Chain Bridge Road near Downtown McLean. The residents appreciate the convenient proximity to Tyson’s Corner Mall and Galleria, Washington DC, and Arlington. Commuters here can take advantage of easy access to I-495 and 2 major airports – Reagan National to the east and Dulles International to the west. Broyhills McLean Estates residents attend the McLean School Pyramid which includes both Kent Gardens and Franklin Sherman Elementary Schools, Longfellow Middle, and McLean High School. Residents enjoy convenience to several Grocery stores, McLean High School, and Lewinsville Park which features a local Farmers Market.

The majority of single-family homes were built roughly 60 years ago. There are approximately 250 homes in the neighborhood, which includes original homes, some with expansions and new builds in recent years. Those homes built in the late 1950’s consist of ramblers, bi-levels, colonials, raised rancher, and split levels. The sensible, post-war era homes typically offer 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, and in some cases carport(s) or garage(s). The newer construction homes built on in-fill lots offer considerably more square footage with higher ceilings and modern features and amenities.  Most lots are one-quarter to one-third acres, with private backyards – many of which are fenced. Perfect for anyone who wants space and to be part of a community.

Broyhills McLean Estates has active community involvement through their Civic Association. The association provides the neighborhood with updates and communication regarding upcoming events, activities, and safety information. Events in the little community include block parties, yard sales, Friday cheers for adults, and seasonal gatherings like their Halloween parade. Every neighbor is encouraged to participate in the events and gatherings, all are welcome and fun for all!

Lewinsville Park is conveniently located across from Broyhills McLean Estates along Chain Bridge Road. The park provides bountiful leisure and activity space with football, turf soccer, and baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, jungle gym, and garden plots. Through the Fairfax County Garden Plot Rental Program, McLean residents are invited to rent plots and work their own little slice of earth and reap the rewards. In addition to all of its usefulness, this historic park marks the location of the Battle of Lewinsville and maintain a Historic home as well.

On a personal note, Broyhills McLean Estates is the first neighborhood where Karen, her husband Andy and two children lived in McLean when they moved to Northern Virginia from Texas in 1994.  They can personally attest to the convenient, highly desirable location.  

The team of agents at HBC Group at Keller Williams would be delighted to assist with your real estate needs, whether selling or buying a home.  The group of active and experienced Realtors® in the Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and Washington, DC market place consider it their mission to improve and impact lives. Please contact via the means most convenient for you:  www.HBCGroupKW.com703-734-0192, Homes@HBCGroupKW.com.

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of "Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day". She is an Associate Broker in Virginia, a Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist, and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Karen began her real estate career developing residential lots with the Trammel Crow Company in Dallas, and in commercial real estate with The Staubach Company in the Washington, DC Metro area. Karen has a Masters Degree from Southern Methodist University and her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri – her hometown.
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