Where We Live: El Nido Estates

by Karen Briscoe
February 8, 2023

Where We Live: El Nido Estates


El Nido Estates is a fantastic community near downtown McLean that consists of 130 single family homes. Many of the homes were built in the 50s and 60s and have classic, mid-century modern  and contemporary architectural styles and features. The neighborhood is mostly comprised of brick ranch/ramblers, split and bi-levels  and colonials.  The neighborhood is prime for new home builders as well as the area is highly sought after in McLean as a majority of the lots are one-quarter to one-third of an acre. 


The neighborhood provides proximity and convenience, located just a mile away from shops, restaurants, and retail stores in downtown McLean. The area has must-have stores, including McLean Hardware, Total Wine, and Giant Grocery. Tysons is just 4 miles away with shopping experiences at two major regional malls that have a plethora of top-quality restaurants. In addition, Falls Church city is only 3 miles away, offering fun and unique dining options. 


Residents enjoy spending time outdoors, as many of the homes in El Nido Estates back to Pimmit Run or provide close access to the park. Lewinsville Park is just over a mile drive, and Scott’s Run Nature Preserve with hiking trails is 3.5 miles away. The latter is home to a multitude of rare plants and trails along a stream that leads to bluffs above the Potomac River. Clemyjontri Park is 2.7 miles away and is disability friendly, providing play areas for children with all abilities. 


El Nido Estates is a part of Fairfax County’s top-rated school system, which includes Kent Garden Elementary, Longfellow Middle, and McLean High. It’s also near several commuter routes, such as Route 7, I-66, I-495, and the Dulles Toll Rd. The McLean metro is 2.5 miles away, and the Tysons metro is just 3.3 miles away, both of which offer the Silver Line into DC. 


In November of this year, HBC Group’s Karen Briscoe sold 6640 Hazel Ln for $1,300,000. This stately 3-level colonial is sited on a third of an acre and includes over 3,000 square feet of living space. The home features beautiful updates throughout and easy access to commuter routes and McLean shopping. It also backs to Pimmit Run, offering privacy and scenic, wooded views that the neighborhood is known for. 


Karen Briscoe, Lizzy Conroy, Jenny McClintock and their team of agents at the HBC Group at Keller Williams Realty in McLean have been serving clients with their real estate needs in the Northern Virginia area for over 4 decades, and we would be delighted to assist you with selling or buying a home. The HBC Group consistently ranks as the #1 team in the #1 real estate office in McLean. We LIVE Here, We WORK Here, We GIVE BACK Here! We are Your Agents for Life! Contact the HBC Group today at 703-734-0194 or 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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