McLean is home to many affluent government workers, diplomats, Congressman and political and business leaders for many good reasons. Aside from the town's proximity to the diplomatic and government capital of the free world, Washington DC, the town is quiet, peaceful, neither too big or too small, and offer easy access to DC, Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland and the DC corridor. With 50,000 residents, McLean is medium sized, but the inhabitants of the town are largely affluent, white collar, and business and family motivated. For these reasons McLean's property values are excellent, and as could be expected, the education levels and income levels of residents are far above the average in America.
Urban sophisticates can be defined as highly educated, affluent citizens who are often leaders or management or administrative leaders in whatever industry they work. They are generally driven, smart, and if not wealthy borderline wealthy. With McLean's proximity to Washington, it is only 8 miles away from downtown DC, the local business is government, as Washington DC houses the federal government and its many departments. Therefore many of the citizens of McLean are government leaders or leaders of businesses that contract or work for the government, meaning that McLean is home to many urban sophisticates. Here are a few statistics that bear that point out:
But so many affluent citizens of McLean don't just call the town home because it is so close to downtown DC, though that is a plus as it makes telecommuting to the city quick and easy. No, they call McLean home because, as close to the big metropolis as it is, McLean is a beautiful, quiet, peaceful suburban haven. It boasts a low crime rate, a great school district, ample mass transit options, and excellent property values. It is an oasis of tranquility and civility a stone's throw from the political capital of the Free world.
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