Reston is an internationally known planned community whose goal was to revolutionize post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia.
Reston is an unincorporated census-designated place located in western Fairfax County, Virginia in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
As of the latest unofficial estimates, Reston has a population of 60,353. Although it is not a city and does not have a traditional central business district, the Reston Town Center is becoming a focal point or "downtown" for business and transportation connections within the community, with several high-rise office buildings and condos and apartments, restaurants, a cinema, a hotel, and shops.
Some municipal, government-like services are provided by a nonprofit corporation, Reston Association. Reston also straddles the Dulles Technology Corridor and is home to the world headquarters of three Fortune 500 corporations, , as well as the United States Geological...more
Among the most common occupations in Reston are Management, professional, and related occupations, 60%. Sales and office occupations, 21%. and Service occupations, 9%.
Approximately 76 percent of workers in Reston, Virginia work for companies, 16 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.
The leading industries in Reston, Virginia are Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 25%; Educational, health and social services, 13%; and Information, 11%.