Charming Salona Village is located in McLean, Virginia just off Dolly Madison Boulevard east of Chain Bridge Road. With only about 200 homes, residents enjoy the secure feeling of a small-town, confidence in sending their children to top-ranked schools, the luxury of living in exquisite homes, having convenient shopping and dining, and tons of parks and natural areas just minutes from their front door.
Life in Salona Village
Salona Village is a diverse mix of older and younger residents. Although Salona Village has very few sidewalks, there are many people walking around. Where do they walk if there isn’t a sidewalk? Because the local streets get very little traffic, residents walk in the street. Whether it’s residents walking their dogs, walking for exercise, walking to downtown McLean for lunch, or walking their children to top-rated Franklin Sherman Elementary people are walking in the active community of Salona Village.
Salona Village is small with a strong community feel. Each summer neighbors gather for the block party on Waggaman Circle and during the holidays, the festivities are hard to keep track of. This is a community where neighbors are friends. They borrow sugar from one another and take turns watching each others’ children.
Salona Village is an easy commute to Tysons Corner and about 30 minutes to Washington DC. There are numerous bus stops on Old Dominion, Dolly Madison, and Chain Bridge. Many residents work in DC or Tysons Corner and return home to retire in this charming bedroom community.
What to do in Salona Village
Of course, there is plenty of entertainment in the nation’s capital but for residents who don’t want to head to the city, there is lots of fun to be had by staying close to home.
Tuckahoe Recreation Club
Tuckahoe Recreation Club offers a slew of programs for swimming, diving, scuba, tennis, yoga, and more. The family-friendly club is open year-round and serves the surrounding areas of Mclean. Need something to do with the family in the middle of winter? What’s better than swimming indoors and having hot cocoa afterward? Tuckahoe offers everything an active family needs.
Clemyjontri Park is a great place to take the kids for an entire day of entertainment. The park features a carousel, a trackless train that runs throughout the park, a huge colorful playground with slides, swings, and tons of play equipment, and a beautiful picnic pavilion that can be rented out for birthday parties and family outings. Admission is free and the only days the park is closed is when it’s snowing or icy outside.
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
One of the few nature preserves in Fairfax County, Scott’s Run Nature Preserve allows visitors to truly experience the beauty of nature. With wildflowers that create a forest floor and Virginia bluebells along with a plethora of beautiful greenery, visitors can stand where our ancestors of the last ice age once stood.
Types of Homes in Salona Village
Salona Village is a picturesque neighborhood of single-family homes. The community features an eclectic mix of architectural styles. The bulk of the neighborhood was developed between 1952 to 1962 and includes split-level, ramblers, and Colonial homes. In more recent years new builds consist of modern farmhouses, new stone, and brick constriction.
The majority of homes are set on spacious lots and are multi-level. Many new builds have revived the Colonial home tradition and include flagstone Charleston-style front porches and paired chimneys. Most homes in Salona Village are large and range from four to seven bedrooms with at least 3 bathrooms. New construction is common in Salona Village along with classic homes from the 1950s.
Featured Salona Village Home: 1455 Waggaman Cir. Mclean, VA 22101 | Pending Sale
About This Home: The right house at the right time. COVID-19 is changing what home buyers care most about, and this home has everything you need today. The homes of the future will look like this. Situated on an oversized 1/3 acre lot surrounded by mature landscaping in the coveted community of Salona Village. This home features over 6500sf of living space on three levels, 2 main level home offices that both open to a screened in porch with a wood burning fireplace, a in-law/au-pair suite with a separate entrance and full bath on the lower level, 4 large bedrooms on the upper level each with an ensuite bathroom & walk in closet, a master suite with his & her walk-in closets, high end fixtures, and a steam shower. This modern floor plan is the perfect blend of open but distinct. The kitchen spans the length of the house affording morning sunlight in the breakfast area and evening sunsets on the back patio. The kitchen features commercial grade appliances including a 60 inch Wolf Range, large center island, & a walk in pantry. This home lives large! Embassy size rooms throughout featuring high ceilings, extensive trim packages, hardwood floors on two levels, upper level loft, two powder rooms, bonus basement recreation/exercise room, and an oversize two car garage. Waggaman Circle is a distinct address and this home sits on an elevated lot with a flat backyard, privacy through every window, and is only a short walk to downtown Mclean. Walk to Balduccis, Starbucks, and dozens of restaurants and shops. Other features include an irrigation system, advanced zoned HVAC damper system for every bedroom, built in speaker system, 3 fireplaces, and more.
Salona Village is ideal for anyone wanting to live in an upscale neighborhood located in a small town with easy access to Washington and the surrounding cities. A safe and beautiful place to raise children or retire, a place to be close to both nature and the busy city, Salona Village offers residents the best of both worlds.
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