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Vienna and McLean are prime locations for corporate offices, but living there has perks, too. Among them: Tysons Corner shopping, good schools, and easy highway access.
Homes priced under $800,000 in McLean move quickly. Though the upscale suburb has multimillion-dollar estates, most newer houses cost around $1.8 million to $2 million. Homes in Vienna are priced more moderately, ranging from around $400,000 to around $2 million.
For new homes, the Arts and Crafts style is popular. Houses that are low maintenance and energy efficient are also sought after. Buyers should expect to pay at least $1.2 million for an energy-efficient home in Vienna and at least $1.5 million in McLean, says Lilian Jorgenson, a real-estate agent with Long & Foster.
Condos and Townhouses
At One Park Crest (8220 Crestwood Heights Dr., McLean; 703-356-0030), about half of the 335 condos have sold. The high-rise offers a lounge, a gym, a rooftop pool, and views of Washington National Cathedral and the Blue Ridge. Prices range from $350,000 for a one-bedroom to $2 million for a penthouse.
Morgan at McLean (1781 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean; 703-356-6035) contains 32 condos, with three still on the market. Residences are spacious and energy-efficient and are priced from $585,000 to $699,000.
The Reserve at Tysons Corner (8037 Reserve Way, Vienna; 703-288-3361) is blocks from Tysons Galleria and minutes to the Beltway. The 56-unit townhouse community has a pool and clubhouse. Construction is scheduled for completion in January; two units remain. Prices range from the $600,000s to the $800,000s.
The Kendall Square (9651 Cedar Farm Cir., Fairfax; 703-591-1180) townhouse community is expected to be completed by early spring. It’s about a mile from the Vienna Metro station and I-66. Of the 73 planned homes, about 20 are still available. Prices start in the low $500,000s.
Spring Hill Farm (Spring Hill Farm Dr., McLean; 703-790-1640) offers large handcrafted homes by Artisan Builder for $3.5 million to $5 million.
Maymont (Beulah Rd., Vienna; 703-759-2968) is a new luxury subdivision by the developer Basheer & Edgemoore. Fourteen of the 58 custom homes have been sold. Houses start at $1.49 million and go up to around $2.5 million.
Thistle Ridge (Thistle Ridge La., Vienna; 703-242-2300) is a cul-de-sac of nine one-acre lots, with six homes still available. Houses feature two-story foyers and large master baths. Prices are $1.7 million to $1.8 million.
Construction on Chalice Crest Estates (Maddux La., McLean; 703-242-2300) is just wrapping up. Eleven houses have sold, and two are available. Lots are one-quarter acre. Prices range from $1.89 million to $2.3 million.
Francis Young Estates (Francis Young La., Vienna; 703-242-2300) includes 15 lots of one-third to one-half acre. Prices start around $1.2 million.