McLean, Virginia

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McLean (pronounced /məˈkleɪn/ mə-KLAYN)[3] is an unincorporated area in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. The community had a total population of 38,929 as of the 2000 census.

The densely populated community of McLean, located between the George Washington Parkway and the town of Vienna, is known for its many upscale homes, as well as its shopping and upscale malls, including the nearby Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.

McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress and high-ranking federal government officials, entrepreneurs and service businesses partially attributable to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. It is also the location of Hickory Hill, the home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.

Several major companies are or have been headquartered in McLean including Booz Allen Hamilton; Capital One; Cardinal Bank; Freddie Mac; Gannett; Hilton Hotels Corporation; Mars; MicroStrategy; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); Sunrise Senior Living, and USA Today.

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