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5 Reasons McLean VA Is The Perfect D.C. Suburb

As the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. is constantly full of excitement – and tourists. While there are lots of people who enjoy living right in the center of all the action, there are others who prefer a more calm environment. That’s one of the reasons McLean VA is a great place for people who want to live near D.C. but still want a little bit of separation from the city. Located within a commutable distance of D.C., McLean VA is home to lots of government officials. Although life in McLean is a little on the expensive side, many residents believe the cost of living is definitely worth it. Here are 5 reasons McLean VA is the perfect D.C. suburb.

Good schools

If you have kids, it’s always nice to know that the area you live in has schools you can trust to properly educate your children. Average test scores in McLean VA are more than 90% higher than the national average. In addition, good schools tend to lead to a more educated adult population which can be seen by the fact that 81% of McLean’s residents hold a bachelor’s degree.

Family oriented

McLean VA is a great place for families. If you’re looking for activities that you can enjoy with the whole crew, you won’t have any trouble finding them. According to Movoto, “McLean is family-centric and inclusive, with an emphasis on arts and education. The very popular Clemyjontri Park and playground offers specialized equipment, like wheelchair-accessible swings, to provide recreational activities for kids of all ability levels. Clemyjontri has learning stations with a Braille option. Fairfax County offers plenty of year-round, family-friendly events, like weekend festivals and concerts.”

Close to D.C.

One of the best things about living in McLean is the ability to easily to commute to D.C. This means that working in D.C. will definitely be a possibility, as well as traveling into the city for leisure.

Low crime rate

Safety is one of the first things people think about when it’s time to move to a new place. Fortunately, McLean VA is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States so you can feel confident that your chances of falling victim to a crime will be low.

Lots of amenities 

McLean certainly isn’t a big city, but it’s still got everything you need. From stores to restaurants to parks, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself and run all of your errands without having to travel too far from home.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.

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