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“Happiest Places in America”: Northern Virginia Tops the List

Two counties in Northern Virginia have been rated among the ten “Happiest Places in America,” in a recent study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company.  Loudoun County was ranked #1 for the second year in a row, based on these factors:  1) the unemployment and poverty rates are both under 4% and 2) Loudoun’s income […]

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McLean to Get a Facelift

Downtown McLean will look very different in the not so distant future. JBG broke ground on May 25 for construction of The Signet, the walkable, mixed-use development in downtown McLean. This event first new construction in downtown McLean’s in many years. The project will offer 123 luxury condominium residences and about 5,000 square feet of street-level storefronts and […]

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DC Second Most Walkable City in US

Walking in DC welcomes you!  A new study, published this month by the George Washington University School of Business and Smart Growth America, has named DC the second most walkable city in the US.  The GW school, an advocacy group, looked at the nation’s 30 largest metropolitan areas and ranked them according to their walkability. New York […]

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Northern Virginia High Schools Do Well in US News Rankings. Congratulations!

Northern Virginia schools are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s recently released rankings of 21,000 public high schools across the country. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was ranked #5 in the nation for public schools.  Overall, Virginia came in 12th in a ranking of states with nationally-ranked high schools. […]

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Hot New Year’s Eve Spots in McLean / Tysons

Better make your reservations soon for New Year’s Eve.  These are 10 restaurants that OpenTable recommends for featuring special New Year’s Eve menus & offers (information from McLean Patch): Barrel & Bushel, Contemporary American. McLean. Don’t miss New Year’s Eve this year and celebrate the Big Easy Bash at Barrel and Bushel tickets on sale […]

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3 Restaurants Make List of Top 50 in Northern Virginia

Want to try the best restaurants in the area?  Three restaurants in McLean and Great Falls make Northern Virginia Magazine’s top 50 in Northern Virginia. They are  Evo Bistro, 1313 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean, 703.288.4422 Evo Bistro is the place to taste and experience wine, while enjoying fabulous food in a relaxed atmosphere. They offer […]

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Tysons Corner Gets New Name

Tysons Corner is getting a new name.  After all this time — 161 years — Tysons Corner will now be known as simply Tysons.  The history of Tysons goes back to 1854 when William Tysons purchased to property at the intersection of Rt 7 and Rt 213 and it became known as Tysons Corner.  The US […]

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Virginia Schools Earn Top Federal Rating & Second-Highest Score for Special Education

Virginia public schools received kudos this week when it earned the US Department of Education’s highest overall rating and achieved the second-highest score for serving students with disabilities under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This was announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe on his website. “In every school division in the Commonwealth, there […]

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McLean, VA-Resource for Seniors

Over 55, or concerned about an older adult, or adult with disabilities, and wondering where to find information? Downsizing and moving to McLean or a nearby community, and want to meet friends or get into an exercise program? McLean Senior Source (MSS) provides information on resources and services you may not know about from Fairfax […]

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What’s Coming to Tysons? Effects on McLean and Nearby Communities

You are considering downsizing or moving into a bigger home in McLean, VA, or in a nearby community.  What’s all the construction at Tysons Corner, right at the Mall and the future metro stop? Pedestrian Walkways The redevelopment of Tysons will include a series of pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths that will open in the fall of […]

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