Moved to Reston in 1976 ... Yes almost 40 years ago. At the time I was in the Navy working in Crystal City followed by the Pentagon. In February 1976 we found a group of new homes under construction which were in our price range ... Jan (my wife) and I sat outside at the then Lake Anne Inn ... It was almost 70 degrees ... The lake was beautiful ... We discussed our options and concluded that Reston was such a great looking place ... How could we go wrong? Signed a contract that afternoon and have been Restonians ever since.
The Navy moved us away from Reston to Monterey California in 1981 for a couple of years ... A beautiful place ... But, as my children put it ... Not home! They compared every place we saw to Reston and generally found California wanting. We moved back to Reston in 1983 and have called it home ever since. In 1985 we moved to our current home on Lake Thoreau in South Reston ... Living right on the lake is a wonderful experience ... It feels like we're on vacation every day ... The scene changes as the days and seasons pass ... Each view a masterpiece.
Became a Realtor 17 years ago in 1997 ... Started at Century 21 South Lakes ... Moved to Reston-Homes in 1999 and then found my stride in ERA Teachers in late 2001. Started building and publishing Websites in 2000 ... 1st site was www.Reston-Area.com ... Followed by www.Reston-Lakefront.com in 2001 then www.RestonTownCenter-Homes.com in 2002 and www.Reston-Condos.com in 2003. By the end of 2014 I'll at least one we page devoted to every Reston community. As of today I've documented 70+ Reston Clusters and condo associations online.