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Welcome to Franklin Park
McLean is home to much of the grandest and most valuable real estate in Northern VA.
Much of this fact lies in the location. McLean gives residents quick access to Washington DC, where many of them are employed.
The other factor making McLean real estate so valuable is the estate style of luxury homes. McLean has some of the most beautiful custom built homes in the area.
But McLean’s value also lies in the large size of the lots and the natural beauty of the wooded landscape.
Franklin Park reflects this sentiment perfectly. It is not only one of the most sought after neighborhoods in McLean, but in Virginia as a whole.
With a rich history, rolling hills, beautiful wooded areas and large variety of properties, Franklin Park is a sought community area for good reason.
Franklin Park, McLean VA Homes for Sale
The homes that are available for sale in Franklin Park vary widely in both style, price and size of the lot.
These are the current homes for sale, and will update when new listings come on the market in the community.
You can also set up an alert by signing up for a free account, accessible in the home details. This will allow you to get an email alert anytime a new home is for sale in Franklin Park.
If you want a private tour of any of the homes you see on my website, reach out! I can schedule it with you and have expert knowledge of the homebuying process.
The Franklin Park area has seen its share of early US History.
There are a handful of homes that date back to the early 1900s when the neighborhood was first beginning to be developed.
However, the most impressive history occurred before those homes were even built.
There is a section of the neighborhood, known as Minor’s Hill, that has by far the most storied background. The area straddles Fairfax County in McLean and Arlington County.
The Minor Family owned this land and a home located in the parcel from 1789-1908.
A great resource on the history of Minor’s Hill is located here on the Franklin Park Citizen association.
Minor’s Hill was thought to have been a hideout for a brief time for Dolley Madison during the war of 1812.
It was also documented as a stronghold for both Union and Confederate troops during different times of the Civil War. The battle went back and forth in this area.
In 1908, it was sold to a group of purchasers, one of whom went on to develop a section of Franklin Park.
The home was eventually torn down to make way for larger, modern homes circa 2016.
Franklin Park has been the focus of new construction for developers ever since its inception in 1909.
This is one of the reasons that the neighborhood has so much character. There are homes from many eras built by some of Northern VA’s top builders of the time.
New homes vary from quaint and functional homes with charm, to large luxury modern architectural feats. And many that are in between.
You can see above a modern home built Ziberty Homes. Ziberty builds new homes throughout Northern VA. They build a great home and you can preview selections right from their website.
Reflective of the McLean area itself, Franklin Park has new homes that are semi custom and some fully custom that you may find for sale at any given time.
Franklin Park does not have a homeowner’s association. This means that there are no restrictive architectural reviews or anything to prevent new construction.
Having no HOA is typical of communities that are popular with new home builders in Northern VA.
If you are looking for a new home in McLean or in Northern VA itself, see this new construction guide for an in depth look at the whole process.
The location of the Franklin Park is as good as it gets.
To the west, you can find Tyson’s Corner, which has the best shopping malls in Northern VA, along with a slew of other amenities.
A short drive north and you will find yourself in the quaint “downtown” area of McLean.
The neighborhood is also just a couple of miles from the East Falls Church Metro station on the orange line. This is a short drive (or ambitious walk) away.
One of the benefits of the community if you are a nature lover is the proximity to the Potomac River. Great Falls Park is a 20 minute drive away.
Even closer are several hiking trails near the Potomac River. Within the community and neighboring communities are also smaller local parks.
And of course, if you need to be in DC for work, or want to be there for a night out or other gathering, the District is under 10 miles away.
Benefits of Living in Franklin Park
• A huge variety of types of single family homes. Whether you want a new home, or an older home with some charm you can find it in Franklin Park if you are patient.
• Proximity to Northern VA’s best amenities. With Tysons Corner, Metro, downtown DC, McLean and Arlington close by, there will always be something to do and convenience abounds.
• Valuable land. Franklin Park has always been attractive to builders, and likely always will be. This demand for new homes keeps home values going up over any substantial period of time.
• Luxury homes. If you are looking for a stunning property, Franklin Park has seen an increase in large luxury homes for sale over the years built by some of the most renowned local builders.
• History. If you enjoy living in an neighborhood that has some tales behind it, this area may be for you. From being the home of Native Americans to the Civil War and beyond, Franklin Park has been in the center of many historical events.
• Neighborhood. Franklin Park residents report a great sense of community and also have an active civic association.
Are you looking to buy a home in Franklin Park? Do you have a home to sell also? Do you just want to ask a real estate question? I am here to help.
I have represented buyers and sellers in many transactions in both McLean and surrounding areas and am happy to talk to you about your goals.
Franklin Park does not have very high turnover by any means. But there are a handful of homes that come on the market every year.
Are you ready to call McLean home? Let’s get started.