As recent as the 1950s Tysons Corner was a quiet, rural intersection flanked by a few small stores and its founding post office, the Peach Grove Post Office. It was in 1962 that the plans for Tysons Corner Shopping Center were approved and the area has been experiencing steady growth ever since, becoming one of Northern Virginia’s foremost suburban edge cities. In recent years, the influx of technology companies into Northern Virginia, and specifically the Tysons Corner area, has brought with it many new office buildings and hotels.
Tysons’ two shopping malls, Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, are shopping forces to be reckoned with. Tysons Corner Center is the largest shopping mall in the Washington-Baltimore region and the 13th largest mall in the country. Tysons Galleria is Tysons Corner’s slightly smaller, more upscale counterpart.
Outside of the shopping malls and office buildings on the cusp of McLean you’ll find a mix of luxury apartments and established townhome and single family home subdivisions. Although there are plenty of places to find work right inside of Tysons’ city limits, the District’s commuters delight in this location’s easy access to the city via the Silver Line Metro, which opened in 2014. Plans remain in the works to continue transitioning Tysons from a suburb of office parks into a high-tech urban center that would compete with the likes of Rosslyn and some of the other urban neighborhoods of Arlington County, making Tysons a long established, yet still up-and-coming business hub of Fairfax County.
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