McLean is home to many diplomats, businessmen, members of Congress, and high-ranking government officials partially due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. Ittion of Hickory Hill, the former home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. It is also the location of Salona, the former home of Light-Horse Harry Lee, the Revolutionary War hero.
The community had a total population of 48,115 as of the 2010 census. It is located between the Potomac River and the town of Vienna. McLean is known for its luxury homes and its high-end shopping destinations: the Tysons Corner Center and the Tysons Galleria. McLean ZIP Code 22102 is the fifth wealthiest ZIP Code in the Washington Metropolitan .