Located between the George Washington Parkway and Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia. The zip code for West McLean (22102) is the most expensive zip code in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Since McLean is only 8 miles outside of Washington, DC and in such close proximity to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it serves as a home to many members of congress and government officials. Former Vice-President Dick Cheney and his family as well as former Secretary of State Colin Powell both live or have lived in McLean. Alex Ovechkin bought a home in McLean, Va in 2012.
There are many beautiful attractions in McLean. Some of those attractions include, Great Falls National Park, Turkey Run Park and Clemyjontri Park which allows children with and without disabilities to play side by side.
The Alden Theatre is often referred to as a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet McLean neighborhood. Shows of all kinds can be experienced on any day of the week.
Fairfax County Public Schools serves McLean. There are six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools all within the city limits. Marymount University, DeVry University and University of Virginia all have campuses nearby in Arlington or Falls Church.