Founded as Virginia’s first planned residential community in the mid-1960s, Reston still embodies its founding principles of “Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.” The internationally known community was built with the goal of revolutionizing post-WWII concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in suburban America. In 2012, Reston was ranked 7th in the Best Places to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine.
An important part of Reston’s development is its five village centers and one town center. Each village center, all of which predate the Reston Town Center, was designed to be a half-mile walk from most homes and incorporate the daily retail and community service needs of residents. Denser developments, such as apartments and clustered town homes are clustered around each village center. The first village center built was the critically acclaimed Lake Anne, followed by Hunters Woods, Tall Oaks, South Lakes, and North Point.
Reston, VA is all about a sense of place and the feeling everyone is a neighbor. One of the ways this atmosphere is maintained is through their approach to living in smaller neighborhoods within the larger community. Reston has 134 cluster associations (townhome and patio home-style neighborhoods), 30 condominium associations and 4,800 single-family homes.
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Some interesting facts about Reston include:
- According to the U.S. Census, 71% of the population is owner-occupied household
- Median Year for home built is 1980, and median move in year is 2003.
- Estimated median house or condo value in 2013 was $426,748
- Check out Reston’s official website for more information.
During the 18th century, the area now known as Reston was owned by Lord Fairfax. In the 1880s, C.A. Wiehle bought the land which was later sold to A. Smith Bowman. He constructed a bourbon distillery on the site, while the rest of the area was farmland. In 1961, Robert E. Simon bought most of this land, except for the area which held the distillery. This distillery was in operation until 1987. It was Simon who conceived of Reston as a planned community. It was founded on April 20, 1964, and named after Simon’s initials. It is currently an unincorporated census-designated place in the western Fairfax County of Virginia.