Established in the 1960s,
Established in the 1960s, Reston is Virginia’s first planned residential community. It features beautiful homes of all sizes and a lot of great community amenities and activities to fit any lifestyle. Reston residents love the tight neighborhood feel and are proud to be part of a lively and inspiring community near Washington D.C. If you’re looking to move to Northern VA , you should consider Reston as the next place you call home, here are just a few reasons why.
Just 18 miles from Washington D.C., Reston is an ideal place for commuters to live, although the area is home to many businesses and companies itself. Currently there are no Metro stops in the area, but the Metro is accessible by bus or by a short drive to one of the nearby stops. A planned extension of the Metro system, the Silver Line, hopes to bring service to Reston in the very near future.
Reston is a beloved community to many of its residents. It recently appeared on CNN Money’s list of Top 100 Places to Live at number 7. This community is close to jobs, has plenty of things to do and features some beautiful homes.
There is no shortage of things to do in Reston. Each year there is an annual triathlon where residents and others compete in running, cycling and swimming. May through November residents can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Reston Farmers Market. The yearly Taste of Reston festival is a great way to sample the area’s cuisine and the Reston Multicultural Festival celebrates the community’s diversity. On the edge of town you’ll find Reston Zoo, home to antelope, llama, zebra, kangaroos and many other special animals and a favorite spot of my own kids.
If you’re interested in cultural arts, you can enjoy a show at the Reston Community Center where the Reston Community Players put on four yearly shows. Art lovers can check out Reston Art Gallery.
If swimming is your forte, Reston might be the community for you. There are 15 community pools in the area, each boasting different features. Uplands pool has interactive fountains, a zero-depth children’s pool and a cold water spa while North Shore pool features an ADA hydrolift chair. At Hunter’s Woods pool there are water basketball and volleyball areas along with a large spa and Glade pool has a 20 foot water slide. Whether you want to splash with the kids, swim laps or enjoy some water recreation, Reston has a pool for you.
Shopping opportunities are also available in the area. Reston Town Center has great shopping, dinning, and movie theatres and ice-skating rink in the winter. You’ll find clothing stores like Ann Taylor, Gap, Banana Republic and J. Crew as well as upscale salons and spas, jewelry stores and more. In Lake Anne, the historic district of Reston, there are a variety of locally owned shops ranging from clothing stores to pharmacies and more.
When you’re hungry, the dining options in Reston, VA won’t disappoint. I love the Melting Pot, but you’ll also find El Manantial, Reston Kabob and Jasmine Café among many other great restaurants and for a great happy hour crowd try Jackson’s. Plus Reston is just a few miles away from the countless dining options in Washington D.C.
If you have school aged children living at home you might be wondering about the educational opportunities in Reston. Students in the area attend Fairfax County Public Schools. Reston has only one high school (South Lakes High School) and one junior high (Langston Hughes Middle School) along with several elementary schools. Be sure to research potential schools and boundaries before you decide on the location of your new home, check out my article Best Schools in Northern VA.
If you’re looking for a great place to call home in Northern VA, consider Reston. This beautiful community has many great features and the residents here are known for their friendly and welcoming nature. Give me a call and I’ll help you find your new home in Reston, VA.
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