Within the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, sits Reston, the most populous place in Fairfax County, Virginia. Home to approximately 58,400 residents, Reston is a community founded by Robert E. Simon, and recently ranked 7th on CNN Money magazine’s list of the best places to live in the United States. Just 18 miles outside of D. C., it is easy for residents of Reston to get to the city either by driving or taking the Metro. Buy a home in Reston and rest assured your children will get a quality education in Reston’s schools. Reston is in the Fairfax County Public School District and is home to South Lakes High School, Langston Hughes Middle School and multiple elementary schools. Neighborhoods are small and friendly, consisting of townhomes, condos as well as varying styles of single family homes.
If you are looking for the perfect place to gather and enjoy seasonal events, some dynamic nightlife or a fruitful shopping trip, check out Reston Town Center and Lake Anne Plaza. Reston Town Center is comprised of over 1,000,000 square feet and contains both high and low-rise commercial building that house shops, offices, restaurants, a theater and hotel. The climate in Reston consists of hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters that make it easy to enjoy its 800 acres of woodlands, 4 wetlands, 3 ponds, 50 meadows and 20 miles of stream. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of the area at Reston’s 4 lakes, many parks, common grounds, and foot pathways.
If you desire recreation and leisure activities, check out Reston’s 2 golf courses, almost 20 public swimming pools, tennis courts, bridle and bike paths. Built in a wooded area, Reston is designated a backyard wildlife habitat and full of gorgeous oaks, maples, sycamore and Virginia pine trees that add indescribable beauty to the picturesque landscape of this noteworthy community.
There are a number of amenities enjoyed by Reston residents, including access to the Reston Community Center, hub for a number of educational, cultural and recreational activities throughout the year. The Center boasts a theater, indoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. Additionally there is a ballroom, classroom and multiple meeting rooms in the main building located on the south side of Reston at Hunters Woods Plaza. At Lake Anne Plaza is the smaller branch of the Reston Community Center. During the summer there are free concerts at both locations and various festivals are also held at the two branches. A few of the annual events you will enjoy as a resident of Reston include the Reston Festival, the Day-After Thanksgiving Parade, and the Reston Triathlon. There is also a Farmers Market that the runs from Spring through Fall. For all these reasons and many more, Reston is an ideal place to purchase a home.
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