McLean’s 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods
Buyers paid a premium for these upscale enclaves just outside the nation's capital.
#7 Franklin Park
“This hilly community offers large lot sizes and a beautiful tree canopy along charming curving streets, which feels removed from the bustle of DC Life,” says Kathy Fong of Shepard Fong Real Estate. “Franklin Park was first developed in the early 1900s (as was Franklin Forest) along a single rail line that was part of the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad, following what is now Old Dominion Drive. Homebuilder Franklin Sanner anticipated that future homeowners would choose single-family housing in this attractive pastoral area over the denser apartment-style buildings in the District.” A wave of remodeling activity in the late ’60s and early ’70s saw many homes updated with more modern designs, she says. Today, the neighborhood is experiencing ongoing teardown and infill development because of its close in location (6 miles to the D.C. line).
Homes sold in 2018: 13
Average sale price: $1,847,692