Where we Live: McLean Crest

by Karen Briscoe
January 10, 2018

McLean Crest is a small enclave community of just 64 homes nestled in adjacent to Downtown McLean. This neighborhood has all the benefits of living near McLean, including the restaurants, shops, and parks. It has a huge WalkScore of 85! It also has the benefit of accessibility being right of Rt 123. You have an easy drive to any of the neighboring towns, shopping centers, and a number of venues.

The key benefit to this community is it’s incredible proximity to Downtown McLean. The area of McLean features many great restaurants, including Pulcinella Italian Host where we host our regular Community Charity Champions fundraisers for local children’s programs, non-profits, organizations and more. Our office is nearby at 6820 Elm St, so feel free to stop by anytime! If you’re looking for a quick lunch, I enjoy stopping by Sweetgreen and Sweet Leaf Café both for their excellent Salads and Grain Bowls. For a more formal occasion, I recommend Capri Ristorante Italiano or J. Gilberts. If you want to cook at home, you can pick up groceries at Giant Food, Balducci’s, and stop by The Organic Butcher for a steak.

McLean also has great shopping. The Preppy Pink Pony is one of my favorite shops, with many kinds of niche items for the home and for events. My husband, Andy buys his clothes at the Jos. A Banks and shoes at Richey and Co. We also have one of the best Home Improvement stores around, McLean Hardware. The Washingtonian regularly features McLean Hardware in their magazine as the local’s favorite (https://www.washingtonian.com/2009/11/01/best-of-vienna-mclean-where-youll-find-me/). If you find yourself wanting to visit McLean Hardware, but you don’t have a house to improve, you can always visit us and we’ll help you buy a home!

There are three primary parks in the vicinity of McLean Crest. McLean Central Park, Lewinsville Park, and Clemyjontri Park. At McLean Central Park, there’s a great tot lot and beautiful gazebo that makes this a great place to spend a sunny Saturday. Lewinsville Park hosts the McLean Farmers Market for all of your local grown produce. They start back up again on May 4th, and will be open every Friday morning so I hope to see you out there! Clemyjontri offers activities for children of all abilities.

In addition to being well situated to stay local, McLean Crest has the best of both worlds in that it is also very drive-able. You can hop on Dolley Madison and be in Tysons in minutes, or take Old Dominion down into Arlington. If you’re looking to see the city, you’re a short drive to the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway and if you’re looking to leave town you can be on the Beltway in no time at all.

Four homes sold in this community in 2017, for between $899,950 and $979,000. While inventory is naturally pretty low, the neighborhood does seem to have decent turnover for it’s size. If you’re interested in potentially purchasing in this community or you have a home to sell, give us a call at 703-734-0192 or at Homes@HBCGroupKW.com. We’d love to help you find your next home!

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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