3 Reasons to Love Reston, VA (in Fairfax, VA)

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Robert E. Simon's (Reston founder) statue at Lake Anne in Reston, VA

The first two reasons to love Reston, VA could very well be the two elementary schools named after two of the most famous astronauts in the world:  Neil Armstrong (Armstrong Elementary School) and Buzz Aldrin (Aldrin Elementary School).  But let's leave those aside for a moment.  

Aside from these two lovely facts, there are at least three more reasons to love Reston which deserve the spotlight:

  • Lifestyle
  • Lots of Housing options
  • Wonderful Schools


1. Lifestyle

Reston was originally conceived in the 1960's by Robert E. Simon. His idea was to create a planned community where people could live, play, and work without having to go too far. 

Reston's inhabitants can enjoy all kinds of activities just a few short minutes from home:

  • From going to work, to high-end shopping, plus lots of wooded areas, trails, parks, streams and several lakes.  
  • There are also over a dozen swimming pools, dozens of tennis courts, and even a community center with a theater.  
  • Reston Town Center offers restaurants, shops, as well as a Pavillion that hosts summer concerts and even a winter skating rink.  

As you see, in Reston, there is no need to go very far from home or work to find something fun to do. And if you live in Reston, you will find that there are plenty of housing options from you to choose from:


2. Lots of housing options

Reston has some of the newest homes in Fairfax Virginia - Reston Town Center has several high-rises with luxury condos. There are also established communities with homes ranging from condos, through townhomes, a few duplexes, and plenty of single family homes.  The price ranges of housing in Reston also offer something from everyone.  

And, since in Fairfax County, public schools are assigned based on a home address, it's important to know that schools in Reston are highly rated.


3. Wonderful Fairfax County Schools

In general, Fairfax County Schools have been consistently ranked among the top 6% in the US by Newsweek. But their rankings aren't all; parents, teachers and students all work together to make their schools a great place to learn.

Specifically, in Reston, kids attend up to 3 different high schools: The majority of the children go to either South Lakes High School (and its feeder schools), or to Herndon High School (and its feeder schools). A few homes closer to the northern side of Reston are assigned to the Langley High School Pyramid.



As you can see, Reston does have a little bit of everything for everyone: highly rated schools, all kinds of housing options, and a lifestyle hard to find anywhere else.


Next step

If you'd like to find out about Jobs and Transporation options in Reston, read the expanded article:

5 Reasons to Love Reston, VA


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Comments (1)

Mark Edwards
East West Realty - Suffolk, VA
East West Realty

Great post. My wife is from reston, great town!


Jun 22, 2011 01:06 AM