For urban amenities in a park-like setting, McLean Gardens delivers an exceptional setting for buyers interested in living in Northwest Washington. Originally built as temporary federal housing during World War II, to this day its considered one of the most coveted addresses in the DC area.
After serving its original role, McLean Gardens was later sold, managed as a rental property, and then eventually converted to condos in the early 1980s. At nearly two-dozen acres in size, the wooded community of McLean Gardens is filled with dozens of garden-style buildings, now home to flats, duplexes and lofts.
This pet-friendly community offers planned events and parties for its residents throughout the year, including barbecues, live music and holiday festivities. McLean Gardens also offers access to a ballroom, barbecue space and a swimming pool.
Some residents join the nearby community garden, while kids enjoy their own space at a Children’s Garden. There’s also the option of nearby playgrounds and tennis courts at Newark Street Park.
A fenced-in dog park offers space for four-legged family members, while others enjoy bird watching and hiking through Glover Archbold Park. Said to resemble a college campus itself, the upper Northwest DC community sits on the border of the park, while the community also sits within walking distance of public transportation, shopping and dining.
The old Fannie Mae building next door is being redeveloped into a mixed-use project. Plans call for residential units, retailers, restaurants, and a grocery store.
It’s said that property’s large lawn will be preserved as a park and common space for area residents to use. There are also a number of independently owned shops within walking distance of McLean Gardens.
The setting is additionally convenient to area bike trails for outdoor recreation. Residents of McLean Gardens utilize street parking, with some opportunities available for designated on-site parking.