ABOUT SALONA VILLAGE
Salona Village consists of about 200 privately owned residential properties in McLean, Virginia. Salona Village is a close knit community that enjoys excellent public schools and proximity to downtown McLean and numerous natural areas including Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park and Pimmit Bend Park. The neighborhood lies to the South of Dolley Madison Boulevard (Rt. 123); East of Chain Bridge Road (Rt. 3547); West of the Ballantrae Farm subdivision; North of the “Hampton” , “McLean Mews” and “Old Dominion Square” townhouse developments and North of Pimmit Run.
Salona Village was initially developed in the 1950s out of land that was once part of Salona, a working farm dating to the early 1800s and renowned as a site where President James Madison sought refuge in 1814 when the British invaded Washington, D.C.
Today, the Salona Village neighborhood surrounds the Salona property on three sides. Currently, all but 7.8 of the original Salona farm's 52.4 acres are now protected in perpetuity by a 1971 easement to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and a conservation easement purchased more recently by Fairfax County. Its three large meadows facing Dolley Madison Boulevard are said to be the largest remaining open meadow tract in Fairfax County.