SALONA VILLAGE

Acres of open meadow, rich American history, and breathtaking backyard views

Welcome to Salona Village

 
Salona Village is a beautiful, exclusive neighborhood of 200 privately owned residences in McLean, Virginia.
 
This neighborhood is especially sought-after for new construction, as a well-established community has grown here since the community was first developed in the 1950s. The neighborhood now showcases a variety of home styles built by fine builders.
 
The historic 51-acre Salona homestead lies at the heart of Salona Village’s natural beauty. Thanks to conservation easements owned by Fairfax County, 43 of the Salona estate’s acres are protected in perpetuity. Together with nearby Pimmit Run, those easements make Salona Village the home of beautiful wide-open meadows and breathtaking backyard views.
 

Location

 
Salona Village is conveniently located on Dolley Madison Boulevard (Virginia State Route 123) and Chain Bridge Road, with quick commuter access to D.C. via George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Potomac River is about 15 minutes away by car, and both Dulles Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport are less than 20 minutes away.
 
The community is located west of Ballantrae Farm and north of the Hampton Hill, McLean Mews, and Old Dominion Square developments.
 
Within walking distance of Salona Village, you’ll find not only downtown McLean’s coffee shops and restaurants but also the nature trails of Pimmit Bend Park and Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park.
 

History

 
The Salona homestead was built around 1800, and was once home to the American revolutionary Henry Lee III, aka “Light Horse-Harry,” who served as the governor of Virginia and a Virginia representative.
 
During the Burning of Washington in 1814, President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison had to find separate routes to safety. After several fraught days, the pair reunited at the Salona estate, then owned by Reverend William Maffitt. The stretch of Route 123 between Tysons and the George Washington Memorial Parkway in McLean is called Dolley Madison Boulevard in memory of that historic reunion.
 
During the Civil War, the Union Army set up Camp Griffin at Salona for the winter of 1861–1862. The mansion served as headquarters for Union commanders including George B. McClellan, who served a period as Commanding General of the United States Army.
 

Easy Access to Upscale Shopping

 
Salona Village is a quiet community nestled among other quiet communities, but the nightlife hotspots of downtown D.C. and Arlington are still within easy reach.
 
The upscale dining and shopping options at nearby Tysons Corner include Tysons Galleria, a luxury shopping destination that boasts such prestigious designers as Celine, Balenciaga, Cartier, Burberry, and Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Bottega Veneta.
 

Top Schools

 
Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the largest and best-funded school systems in the nation, serves Salona Village and McLean in general. McLean also offers highly rated childcare, preschools, and fine private schools.
 

Looking to Buy or Sell a Home?

 
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Salona Village or elsewhere in the greater Washington, D.C., area, seek the advice of Nadia Khan. As a leading authority in the local residential real estate market, she will provide you with expert market analysis, unparalleled service, and a seamless transition.
 

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