We welcome you to our Website, for a closer look at our neighborhood.
We are located 12 miles from Washington, D.C. with convenient access to Maryland, DC, Tysons Corner, and the Dulles Technology Corridor via I-495 (Capital Beltway) and VA-267 (Dulles Toll Road) as well as our two local airports, Reagan National and Dulles International. The nearby Tysons Corner area offers many employment opportunities and a super-regional mall with excellent choices in shopping, restaurants, and movie theaters.
McLean Hamlet is a well-defined neighborhood of 507 homes, built in sections between 1965 and 1995. Each house is situated on a one-third to two-thirds acre lot. There are several different styles of houses represented in the community. Although most houses have traditional exteriors, the interiors vary widely. Underground utilities enable unobstructed views of our mature landscaping and gardens. Two public parks lie within our boundaries. One is along Falstaff Road near Desdemona Court, and the other begins near the intersection of Macbeth Street and Falstaff Road. The Hamlet Swim and Tennis Club (a separate organization and website: www.hamletpool.org) is located at the end of Dunsinane Court. You are welcome to tour their facility and ask about membership. By agreement, wait list priority is given to Hamlet residents. Neighbors are regularly seen enjoying our extensive network of sidewalks, enhanced by uniform street lighting. Fairfax County facilities such as the Spring Hill Elementary School and the Spring Hill District Park and Recreation Center are within walking distance.
Hamlet residents are diverse in many ways, but all share the desire for peaceful family life in this lovely setting. In our efforts to provide a safe environment, our many bike riders, walkers and joggers informally keep a watch on our neighborhood. Hamlet houses displaying an orange and blue emblem are designated "Safe Houses" for children in case of an emergency.
Our community association, Mclean Hamlet Community Association, is a group of volunteers who give their time to help make our neighborhood what it is today. A telephone network of Block Captains has been established to relay information and help promote our special projects. Another network of e-mail addresses (the HamNet) has been put in place so that our households quickly receive important information. Each year our association collects modest dues, publishes newsletters, and provides an updated community telephone directory. Annual special events include a fall picnic, a winter festival of lights and a spring yard sale.
The association also advocates before local and state officials on issues affecting the Hamlet, such as noise pollution, transportation (including speeding), reliability of electric power, the development of Tysons, metro service, and many other issues. We also collaborate closely with the Lewinsville Coalition and the McLean Citizens Association.
The McLean Hamlet residents benefit from the wide streets, sidewalks, and no traffic pass-thru access through the neighborhood, providing a safe environment for children to play.
We look forward to greeting our newcomers with a welcome package that includes a copy of our current telephone directory.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact any of the Hamlet volunteers through our website.
Board of Directors
Mclean Hamlet Community Association