McLean may be geographically small but it has a larger-than-life lifestyle. It does not even qualify to be a town or a municipality and yet it is home to numerous government officials; and not forgetting the CIA. So why does such a small census-designated places like this hold so much power in matters concerning the government and national security? For one, it is located near the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. This means that you can enjoy the goodies form D.C without actually living there. This explains why its economy is so robust with companies such as Hilton Worldwide, Capital One, Freddie Mac and Booz Allen Hamilton favoring it as their base of operations. Everything in this community screams luxury. With the great influx of politicians and government officials in and out of the area it is not surprising. High-end shopping is mostly done in Tysons Galleria and Tysons Corner Center. These are two of the biggest malls in the state. In fact, Tysons Corner Center is the biggest of them all. If you are going there, you had better have a fat wallet. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) installation found in the area is not just your regular branch; it is the headquarters. Same goes for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Don’t let all the national security stuff scare you. You can still have plenty of fun and the Mount Daniel School Park will make sure of that. Other options are Claude Moore Colonial Farm and Clemyjontri Park. It is mostly history nerds that will enjoy Claude Moore but the whole family will definitely have fun at Clemyjontri. Speaking of luxury, an area with two of the most expensive zip codes in the state is bound to have the most luxurious homes. Just do a quick search on NewHomeSource and you will view all the available options. Make sure you have about $3 million at your disposal. But no worries, $400,000 will also do you good.