McLean Hamlet offers many distinctive amenities to its residents:
Streets - Wider streets than almost any other Northern Virginia communities with no through traffic
Sidewalks - residents can take walks, jog, or ride their bikes safely
Falstaff Park offers playground equipment in a nicely shaded area. McLean Hamlet Park has enough open space for a kids' pickup soccer game, Frisbee, or the annual picnic. The parks and the Swim/Tennis Club distinguish the Hamlet from many newer communities, which often develop all their land without providing common space for the residents.
Superb Public Schools - Consistently regarded as among best in the entire nation.
We have nearby access to two metro stops on the Silver Line of the Metro.
Great aesthetics result from:
- Mature trees and shrubs
- Consistent size and age of the houses, with several styles represented (colonial, contemporary, split-level, ranch, etc.)
- Underground power and utility lines
- Ample colonial-style streetlights
- Winding streets and slightly rolling terrain
The public schools attended by the children of McLean Hamlet are:
8201 Lewinsville Rd
McLean, VA 22102
977 Balls Hill Rd
McLean, VA 22101
6520 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
Several parochial and private schools, for children from kindergarten through high school, are also located nearby.
Most of the inhabitants of McLean Hamlet are professionals of one sort or another. They usually work in business, government, medicine, the academic world, or non-profit American and international organizations. They come in all ages. A growing number are the young folks who ride those yellow buses to Fairfax County's schools; many other Hamlet residents are retirees. A substantial number are in the United States as staff members of foreign embassies or of such international bodies as the World Bank.
Here are some of the countries represented in the Hamlet population:
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom