Reston Real Estate Information

Situated along Highway 267, twenty-one miles west of the District of Columbia, Reston is located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and has a population exceeding 56,000 Virginians in Fairfax County. Interestingly, Reston was originally created following World War II in an attempt to revolutionize the concept of American suburbia. Today, Reston is well connected to surrounding areas and the capital through an intricate network of highways, the Dulles Toll Road, and a number of bus services. Over twelve percent of Reston’s residents use alternative transportation in place of driving their own car.

For shopaholics and for people running errands alike, Reston Town Center is the contested hotspot because of its movie theaters, restaurants, cafes, offices, and even its very own hotel. A number of community events helps to unite Reston and offers families a convenient and inexpensive way to spend lazy weekends. The Reston Community Players perform a variety of shows throughout the year. Lake Anne is a summer hotspot, not just because of its canoe and kayak rentals but also its free outdoor movies. The Reston Historic Museum is also a popular attraction for both locals and visitors.

Due to the meticulous urban planning of Reston, residents can enjoy an extensive set of services, including a number of common grounds, several parks, large parcels of wooded forests and picturesque streams, wildflower meadows and animal pastures, nearly 20 public swimming pools, bridle paths, a bike path, tennis courts, and extensive foot pathways for leisure and exercise. Stream Valley Park, Clarks Crossing Park, Laney Lost Valley Park, Tamarack Park, Lake Newport Park, Baron Cameron Park, Colvin Run Stream Valley Park, and Sun Valley Park are the most popular facilities around town. Supplementing the parks of Reston are a number of lakes that are popular in the summer and offer residents with gorgeous vistas throughout the year. Lake Anne, Lake Fairfax, Lake Thoreau, Lake Audubon, and Meadowlark Gard Park Pond are the most accessible. For those looking to golf, two exquisite courses satisfy the high demands of Reston’s golfers: Hidden Creek Country Club and Reston National Golf Course.

Fairfax County Public Schools serve the Reston area with a collection of well-appointed elementary schools and a pair of middle and high schools. Satellite campuses of Northern Virginia Community College, University of Phoenix, and Marymount University can also be found near the center of Reston. Although the public education system is fairly good, there is an unusually high number of independent schools in Reston.