Chesterbrook Woods Neighborhood in McLean, Virginia is a tranquil, tree lined neighborhood, located minutes outside of Washington, DC. The neighborhood offers the perfect blend of great homes, high-rated schools, local amenities and the enviable short commute to the Nation’s Capital.
Chesterbrook Woods was primarily developed in the 1960’s in the expanding Washington, DC suburban area of McLean. The neighborhood was home to military officers and professionals, many who commuted into the city. There are few original owners left today, although some current neighbors grew up in the homes they now own. The old photos show a farmhouse of Chesterbrook, Virginia, 1950’s; Chesterbrook Elementary and Chesterbrook Pool, 1950’s.
Gardens in the neighborhood vary greatly in styles with many admirable gardens. The neighborhood offers periodic events for gardening enthusiasts, neighbors and those who would like to get started.
Community events in Chesterbrook Woods Neighborhood include the annual Halloween Block Party, an end of school year ice cream truck, labor day lemonade stands, book club, bunco, garden swap, community cleanup days.
The Chesterbrook Woods Citizen Association is a neighborhood service that provides information to neighbors as well as promotes civic welfare, neighborhood security and improvements affecting the community. There are member meetings, and they offer neighbors communication service about community happenings. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.mcleanonline.com/about.htm
The map shows proximity of the neighborhood to the chain bridge, and Washington, DC for those commuting to the city.
*Photo Credit in History Section: Old farmhouse of Chesterbrook, Virginia, 1950’s; Chesterbrook Elementary, 1950’s; Land before the Chesterbrook Swimming and Tennis Club. Courtesy of Frank da Cruz. http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/virginia/