THE HAMLET

One of McLean’s most sought-after family neighborhoods since the 1960s.

Welcome to The Hamlet

 
The name of The McLean Hamlet is a playful nod to immortal literature. Its wide, tree-lined streets bear names inspired by Shakespeare: Touchstone Terrace, Oberon Way, Titania Lane, and Capulet Court, for example. These fancifully named streets connect a welcoming, family-friendly, and diverse community with residents from 30 different countries.
 

Location

 
The Hamlet is a beautiful neighborhood spread over 205 acres of former farmland. Its 507 homes were built between 1965 and 1995 by 10 different builders, each with their own architect; therefore, a variety of home styles are represented here, including Colonial, ranch, and even mid-century modern. Its homes stand on lots ranging from ⅓ to ⅔ of an acre.
 
The McLean Hamlet is located close to major routes, with convenient commutes to Washington, D.C. via Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) and George Washington Memorial Parkway. 
Two Washington Metro stops are conveniently located nearby: McLean and Tysons Corner stations connect McLean to the rest of the greater Washington, D.C., region via the Silver Line.
 

Schools

 
The McLean Hamlet is served by top-rated public schools of the Fairfax County Public Schools system. Spring Hill Elementary School is located within The Hamlet, right next to The Hamlet Swim and Tennis Club.
 
Many children of McLean Hamlet also attend Cooper Middle School (about 15 minutes away by car) and Langley High School (about 10 minutes away by car).
 

Parks, Recreation, Amenities

 
Thanks to The Hamlet’s common gathering parks, an extensive network of well-lit sidewalks, and strong yearly traditions, there’s a strong sense of community at The Hamlet. Its annual Festival of Lights, displaying thousands of luminaria candles, is well-known across the greater Washington, D.C. area.
 
Residents enjoy two separate public parks within The Hamlet: Falstaff Park with its playground and gazebo, and the wide-open McLean Hamlet Park. A trail leads from the latter park to the nearby Hamlet Swim and Tennis Club’s pool and four courts. Hamlet residents get priority on the club’s wait list, of course. The heated indoor pool, hot tubs, and saunas of Spring Hill Rec Center are also within walking distance, just past the elementary school.
 
The upscale dining and shopping options nearby include Tysons Galleria, a luxury shopping destination that’s a six-minute drive away. Tysons Galleria boasts such prestigious designers as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Bottega Veneta, to name just a few.
 
The Hamlet is served by the McLean Hamlet Community Association (MHCA), a volunteer association that maintains the community and advocates with local and state officials for the neighborhood’s interests.
 
This well-established community even has its own history researched and written by original resident Paul Rodgers. According to this history, a retired Navy pilot once built an airplane in his garage here and flew it from The Hamlet during the late 1960s, using Falstaff Road as a runway.
 

Looking to Buy or Sell a Home in McLean, Virginia?

 
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in The Hamlet or anywhere 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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