Where We Live: Bryn Mawr

by Karen Briscoe
October 18, 2017

Bryn Mawr (Also known as McLean Manor) is a large Suburban neighborhood consisting of over 150 homes in McLean, 22101. There have been 4 sales in the last year ranging from $825,000 to $1,489,000. Bryn Mawr includes Single Family Houses of various styles and ages. The community was founded and some of the original homes were built in the 20s, but the neighborhood is frequently the target of new builds. Along with the many traditional styles of homes, the neighborhood also has some architecturally unique homes as well. A key benefit to this community is the high-ranking public schools as well as access to reputable private education institutions. Lastly, this neighborhood really shines in its accessibility. The residents enjoy an easy drive to Arlington, Downtown DC and Tysons.

Bryn Mawr is a sought after location for builders with 22 homes being built new in the community since the year 2000. The original homes are primarily in the Sears Craftsman style, and have all the charm that comes with that style architecture. I recommend taking a drive through the neighborhood to view some of the well-maintained classic homes. We have one on the market now and you can view a virtual tour of that home here! (http://spws.homevisit.com/hvid/209372).

The newer homes in the area are often lavish luxury homes often selling in the high one to two millions. Some are also very interesting architecturally. Artemis Homes has a home under construction at 6723 Tennyson Drive on over ½ acre lot.  The home features a 3-car garage, 4 levels of finished space and an elevator.  The appointments are top of the line.  The home is slated to be completed fall of 2017. 

Much of the reason for the high value of these homes is the location boasts phenomenal public schools. The neighborhood sends their children to Franklin Sherman Elementary, Longfellow Middle, and McLean High. McLean High School is ranked 2nd in Virginia to Thomas Jefferson, which ranks the 6th best school in the country. More information on the desirability and quality of the school district can be found here. (https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/virginia/rankings)

6520 Old Chesterbrook

Bryn Mawr runs along Old Dominion and abuts the heart of downtown McLean. It enjoys all the wonderful amenities to be found here, including my office, Keller Williams Realty at 6820 Elm St. Come say hi! Keep an eye out for our monthly Community Charity Champions at Pulcinella Italian Host also in downtown McLean.

As with many of the neighborhoods I serve, the homes here enjoy easy access to local hotspots. You can jump onto Dolley Madison and be in Tysons and beyond in minutes, or take Old Dominion down into Arlington. If you’re looking to see the city, you’re a short drive to George Washington Memorial Parkway to one of the bridges.  And if you’re looking to leave town you can be on the Beltway in no time at all.

The HBC Group currently has listed 6520 Old Chesterbrook, McLean, VA 22101 for $838,000. Please click here for listing details:  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=76376425698

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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