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Overview of McLean

McLean, Va., is a census-designated place and an affluent suburban area located just 10 miles from the center of Washington, D.C. Boasting excellent schools, community activities, historic charm and beautiful scenery, McLean is a great community for raising a family and enjoying the good life. Those searching for McLean apartments for rent will love the area's combination of charm and functionality.

McLean's population totals more than 48,100 people, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Because it is a census-designated place, rather than its own city, McLean is made up of several areas, including Tysons Corner. Tysons Corner Center is the most notable shopping area in the region and offers a variety of high-end retail stores. Those searching for McLean apartments for rent will enjoy the area's luxury feel, beautiful countryside and family-friendly lifestyle.

Living in McLean, VA

McLean has long fostered a reputation for greatness. Originally named for John Roll McLean, the former publisher and owner of the Washington Post, McLean continues to be the community of choice for many political figures and Fortune 500 companies. Rolling hills, as well as a few historic buildings and large estates, dot the landscape and contribute to a safe and clean environment. McLean's modern downtown area offers many shopping amenities.

The median age in McLean is 45.1 years, making it a slightly older clientele. This is probably due to the established nature of most McLean residents. The area is also remarkably family-friendly: About 79 percent of households consist of families, and almost 40 percent contain children younger than 18. The largest percentage of children are between the ages of 10 and 14. However, McLean isn't strictly for families. A dynamic group of young professionals calls McLean home, and continues to help the area thrive economically.

McLean Work and Study

Although McLean isn't home to any major college or university, numerous institutes of higher learning are located within the surrounding area. Marymount University is located just three miles away in Arlington, and American University, Georgetown University, University of the District of Columbia, George Washington University, Northern Virginia Community College and Strayer University are located less than 10 miles from McLean.

McLean is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and a few businesses, providing many residents with employment opportunities. According to Fairfax County's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the area are Fairfax County Public Schools, Federal Government, Fairfax County Government, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Inova Health Systems, SCience Applications International Corporation, Federal Home Loan Mortgage, George Mason University and Northrop Grumman.

Rentals in McLean, VA and Cost of Living

Those searching for McLean rentals will want to note that the cost of living in McLean is 141.1, which is 41.1 percent higher than the U.S. average. This is representative of the Washington, D.C., area. Additionally, incoming residents should note that it might be difficult to find McLean apartments, as rentals make up just 14.6 percent of the area's housing stock. The median gross rent in the area could not be measured by the U.S. Census, but it is estimated to be more than $2,000 per month.

McLean Attractions and Special Events

McLean's history lends itself to numerous attractions throughout the area, many of them Revolutionary War or Civil War-era. Within McLean, Fort Marcy and Claude Moore Colonial Farm provide glimpses into the past. Dranesville Tavern and the Colvin Run Mill, located just a few miles from McLean, also provide residents with local history. For those who prefer more natural wonders, Great Falls National Park is located in McLean.

To find a McLean apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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McLean, VA 22102

$1525 - $3475

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

McLean, VA (Bryn Mawr, McLean...)


$1525 - $3475

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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McLean, VA 22102

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1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

McLean, VA (McLean, Tysons Corner...)


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McLean, VA 22102

$1765 - $2835

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

McLean, VA (McLean, North Central...)

(364)

$1765 - $2835

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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McLean, VA 22102

$1671 - $3450

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

McLean, VA (McLean, Tysons Corner...)


$1671 - $3450

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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McLean, VA 22102

From $1525

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

McLean, VA (East Side, McLean...)

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Falls Church, VA 22041

$1210 - $2463

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Falls Church, VA (Baileys)


$1210 - $2463

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Washington, DC 20007

$1850 - $3297

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Glover Park, Massachusetts Avenue Heights)


$1850 - $3297

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Arlington, VA 22204

$1530 - $2700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Columbia Forest)


$1530 - $2700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(93)

Washington, DC 20008

From $1635

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Cleveland Park, Forest Hills)

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From $1635

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Arlington, VA 22202

$1939 - $5182

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Arlington, VA (Crystal City)


$1939 - $5182

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Bethesda, MD 20852

$1875 - $8875

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Bethesda, MD (North Bethesda Town Center)


$1875 - $8875

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Washington, DC 20011

$1476 - $4271

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Lamond Riggs, Queens Chapel)


$1476 - $4271

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Washington, DC 20002

$1735 - $5575

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Washington, DC (Atlas District, Near Northeast...)


$1735 - $5575

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Washington, DC 20003

$1985 - $5510

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Navy Yard)


$1985 - $5510

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Rockville, MD 20850

From $1570

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Herndon, VA 20170

$1399 - $2399

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Herndon, VA (Upper Potomac)

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$1399 - $2399

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