Community - Neighbors

Living in McLean means benefiting from unique relationships with our special neighbors – the Carolina Thread Trail’s Seven Oaks PreserveDaniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and the City of Belmont. These neighbors enrich the community, offering residents a wealth of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and vibrant local culture.

A highlight of living in McLean is our proximity to the Carolina Thread Trail’s Seven Oaks Preserve. Starting from our future 10-acre city of Belmont Park, a trail leads directly into this natural preserve. The 78-acre Seven Oaks Preserve thrives with wildlife, including turkeys, turtles, and a variety of native wildflowers. It’s a haven for birdwatchers too, as osprey and eagles often soar overhead, providing a captivating display of nature’s beauty.

At the doorstep of our community lies the renowned Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, one of America’s “20 Great Gardens.” Spanning 300 acres, this botanical garden offers year-round natural beauty and educational opportunities for all ages. McLean residents can even enjoy special membership rates.

The City of Belmont adds to McLean’s charm with its bustling downtown area, which is just a short drive away. Downtown Belmont offers a diverse variety of restaurants, shops, and year-round events that McLean residents enjoy.

Living in McLean means embracing a lifestyle where nature, education, and community come together. Whether you’re exploring the trails of Seven Oaks Preserve, enjoying a class at the botanical garden, or participating in a local event in downtown Belmont, McLean offers a rich, fulfilling living experience.