Potomac Hills, McLean VA

Homes For Sale In Potomac Hills

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There are on average of around 10 sales per year in the neighborhood on the market.

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McLean VA

McLean is a town in Northern VA that is right on the edge of the Potomac River, and just west of Arlington.

This is an ideal location, as it puts you a quick drive over the bridge away from DC and Maryland.

You can find a wide variety of homes for sale at a given time in McLean. It is notoriously known for its mansions along the Potomac and high end new construction homes.

However, there are also neighborhoods of older homes from different eras. There are even a selection of townhomes nearby in McLean as well.

Many neighborhoods in the area that have a combination of older homes and new construction homes for sale, as the homes are razed for new designs.

Potomac Hills is one of those neighborhoods that has seen turnover from the original homes, making way for lots of new development.

The Neighborhood

Potomac Hills was originally built in the 1960s. There are 3 primary styles of the original homes. Split foyers, colonials and ramblers.

The split foyers have this typical setup: walk into the stairs going either up or down. The upstairs generally contain kitchen, living room and bedrooms.

Downstairs will have a large rec room and possibly more bedrooms. The downstairs is partially “below grade” (under the ground) but above ground enough to have windows.

The ramblers typically have most or all of the living space on the top floor. The basement is usually below grade and is typically finished.

A colonial is the most traditional, walk into the living space on the first floor and bedrooms on the second floor. The colonials also have a basement.

These are the original layouts, but the neighborhood has transformed since the 1960s. You will find many different floor plans and styles as builders have constructed new homes over the years.

There are a little over 400 homes total in the neighborhood. Most of the lots range from just under 11,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet.


Potomac Hills is in an ideal section of McLean. The neighborhood is accessed from several streets off of Kirby Rd.

You can only access the neighborhood by car from Kirby Rd. This keeps traffic down because there is no through access to any other main roads.

Directly north of Potomac Hills is Chain Bridge Rd (Rt. 123), and directly south is Old Dominion Rd. Going west on either road will put you into McLean’s downtown district.

Directly east is Arlington VA, and access to Chain Bridge over the Potomac and into DC. The neighborhood is very close to Salona Village and not far from Langley.

Nearby Amenities

Here are some of the best reasons to own a home in Potomac Hills.

• Outdoor activities are abundant. Pimmit Run has a long hiking trail accessible through the neighborhood. This scenic trail runs along the Potomac River. There are also numerous parks that are accessible by walking.

• Highland Swim & Tennis Club. This private club has large pool with lap lanes, a diving well and youth swim and dive teams. They also have numerous social events and you can reserve the area for a party.

• Easy access to McLean’s business district. This quaint, downtown area of McLean features local shops, restaurants and other shopping conveniences.

Quick drive to Tyson’s Corner. Tysons is a bustling urban area with a luxury shopping mall, numerous stores, access to the Metro rail system, commercial office parks, entertainment and more.

• Driveability. McLean is “inside the beltway” (495) and has access to multiple major highways and other main roads.

• Langley’s CIA headquarters. The CIA headquarters is about 3 miles north from the neighborhood. This government agency is a large employer for McLean’s residents.

• Washington DC. Whether you need to be there for work or just want to be there for some museum visiting and other events, it is very closeby.

There are multiple entry points to the city close by to McLean, with the closest to Potomac Hills being Chain Bridge.

New Construction Homes

McLean is a hot bed for new construction homes. Since many of the neighborhoods are already established, typically you will see an older home on a single lot torn down to make way for new development.

Many of the neighborhoods in McLean over the years have seen turnover from the original or older homes to new construction homes.

Potomac Hills is one such neighborhood. Originally built in the 1960s, as you drive along the streets you will see homes of various styles from different eras that were built new.

For more information about new construction in McLean and also Northern VA as a whole, our guide on new construction is a great resource.

Selling Your Property

The chart above shows the activity in the 22101 zip code, by quarter.

Because McLean has lots of unique properties and land, the best way to know what you can expect from selling is to get your home evaluated by a professional local Realtor.

Living in Potomac Hills

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