Welcome to Your Reston, VA Real Estate Guide
Life in Reston, VA
Founded in 1964, Reston is a uniquely designed planned residential development located in the heart of Northern VA. The community is known across the world for its innovative design in which residents are able to both work and play right where they live. Planners found ways for residents to better connect with each other and it’s proven to be a resounding success.
Founder Robert E. Simon’s vision for Reston was to offer every type of housing, so the community could welcome all homebuyers no matter what stage of life they were in. First-time buyers, families upgrading and people downsizing are able to find their perfect home in this eclectic development. Reston offers a unique combination of single-family homes and multi-unit housing complexes situated among a variety of commercial buildings and shopping centers. Reston’s residential market includes cluster townhouses, duplexes, luxury condominiums, single-family detached homes and large estate properties.
There’s also a variety of architectural styles, which include Art-Deco, Cape Cod, Craftsman, Colonial, Neoclassical and Tudor. Many homes in the community have a contemporary feel and some have even found ways to integrate nature. Most homes are within walking distance to shopping areas and other amenities due to more than 55 miles of pathways that run throughout the development. The homes in Reston are situated in wooded areas consisting of sycamore, maple, oak, and pine trees and many are even on the lakefront.
Schools in Reston
Reston, VA is served by the Fairfax County Public school system which has the fastest growing school division in Virginia and is home to 8 public elementary schools, 1 public middle school, 1 public high school, and 4 private schools.
Public Elementary Schools in Reston, VA:
- Aldrin Elementary School
- Armstrong Elementary School
- Dogwood Elementary School
- Forest Edge Elementary School
- Hunters Woods Elementary
- Lake Anne Elementary School
- Sunrise Valley Elementary School
- Terraset Elementary School
Public Middle Schools in Reston, VA:
Public High Schools in Reston, VA:
Private Schools in Reston, VA:
- Al Fatih Academy
- Berthold Academy for the Gifted and Talented
- Edlin School
- Sunset Hills Montessori School
Things To Do in Reston
Just as Reston was designed to do, it offers people of any lifestyle a variety of entertainment and dining options. Reston Town Center is the neighborhood hotspot that attracts visitors from the D.C. metro area. There’s a great outdoor mall with many different shops, restaurants, an outdoor concert venue, modern movie theater, and even an ice-skating rink. Whether you want to make a quick fast food run or enjoy a leisurely fine dining experience, you have plenty of options. In terms of culture, Reston has a lovely museum and two wonderful art galleries. You can also find plenty of coffee shops, banks, fitness centers, pharmacies and grocery stores throughout the community. Everything you could possibly need is right here in Reston.
There are also a number of family-friendly events that Reston proudly hosts each year, including the Reston Festival, the Day-After Thanksgiving Parade and the Relay for Life. Local charity events are also a staple of community life, usually involving nature conservation. In spring, summer and fall, residents can shop at local farmers’ markets.
- ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art
- Reston Farmers Market
- Reston Town Center
- Van Gogh Bridge
- Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole
Restaurants and Breweries:
- Barcelona Wine Bar
- Cooper's Hawk
- Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge
- Lake Anne Brew House
- Mon Ami Gabi
- Not Your Average Joe’s
- Passion Fish
- Uncle Julios
Reston also has quite a number of parks spanning over 1,300 acres of open space, plus 20 miles of stream, three large ponds, four lakes, two gorgeous golf courses and 800 acres of wooded lands. If you love the great outdoors, there’s no better place to live than Reston. For families with children, you have the Walker Nature Education Center, which offers a variety of recreational and educational programs for kids. You can even visit a 30-acre zoo where your kids can see alligators, bison, camels, zebras and more. People who live in Reston feel tied to the community due to the warm family-friendly atmosphere it offers, and many never leave once they lay down roots.
Parks and Trails:
- Lake Fairfax Park
- Lake Thoreau Loop Trail
- North Hills Picnic Pavilion
- North Point Loop
- South Lakes Village Center to Hunters Woods Village Center
- Tall Oaks to Lake Anne to North Point
- Town Center to Lake Anne
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