My 8th grade final geography/history project was on Reston, Va. a "planned community" in 1971. I still remember doing the research with Jackie Fox and Mike Harkness! We went to the new community center and took a tour of the new town and spent 2 days hearing proposals and seeing future plans. Almost 40 years later so much of what was than a vision is today a reality. One of the very 1st self contained planned communities, Reston is now a viverant community where you can live, work, and play all within a square mile. It's a tremendous place to live if you prefer being close to everything, yet have working farms and a real live petting zoo all within a few miles.
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