Reston, VA is for Smart People!

By
Real Estate Agent with Galleria International Realty

 

US News & World Report released a piece that places Reston, VA in the Top Ten Brainiest places in the United States.  The report did not rank the top 10, it merely listed them alphabetically.  The piece based its assessment on "retirement destinations that attract highly educated folks".  Half of the cities are in areas known for very good schools such as Berkeley, CA, Chapel Hill, NC, Ann Arbor, MI and Brookline, MA.

I've enjoyed my years of living in Reston and I do return frequently, this is just another tidbit to highlight the community in a positive manner.

Comments (13)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Tchaka:  As a Northern VA resident, I'm pleased to hear it.  I've actually run into some of these relocating, retirement age individuals.  I hear VA, at least two years ago, was supposed to be a new retirement hot spot. 

Jun 08, 2008 03:54 PM
Gregg Ashburn
RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc. - Boulder, CO

I saw that article today also.  Boulder Colorado was #3.  My clientele is exceptional and they keep me on top of my game.  Have you ever been to Crisfields in Silver Spring?  My favorite place for Seafood when visiting DC. Gregg Ashburn Realtor in Boulder CO.  http://www.realtyofboulder.com

Jun 08, 2008 03:55 PM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Tchaka, I saw that news earlier today.  So, Reston is where all the braniacs hang out?

Jun 08, 2008 03:55 PM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Chris Ann - Is Bristow considered Northern VA now?  Geez those borders keep expanding!  I remember my dad once telling me that Tysons Corner was the boondocks when he was growing up.   It was a long drive from Arlington back then.  Can you believe it?

Gregg - Boulder is #3 alphabetically! :-)  I have not been to Crisfields, my girlfriend's from the Annapolis area and she would not accept anything less than a restaurant from her town as the best for seafood (at least for MD crabs).  One of her sisters is in Denver and we hope to visit your area before long.

Brian - You're invited to Reston the next time I'm up.  We like to start out with differential equations and logarhythms for small talk before getting into deeper discussions, so don't forget your TI.

Jun 08, 2008 04:25 PM
n d
Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA

Intersting article...but that is pretty cool to be able to brag about your town for!  Better than not being on the list...     

Jun 09, 2008 12:24 PM
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
A Great Real Estate Experience

That is so cool...as a lifelong Reston resident, I like to think I boost the brain power (just kidding!).

 

Jun 13, 2008 04:44 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

...and then they retire to Tucson, Arizona! LOL

Mike in Tucson

Jun 15, 2008 02:28 PM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Funny....where's my hometown?

Jun 17, 2008 02:33 PM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Holly - We wouldn't have made it without you!  :-)

Mike - My cousin went to school there and it's supposed to be a pretty cool place.  A little too far from the beach for me though.

Larry - Next year.  They're already scouting IL out!  I think you're competing against East St. Louis though....

Jun 18, 2008 03:52 PM
Keller Williams Great Falls, Mclean
Keller Williams, Serving Mclean, Arlington & Reston areas - McLean, VA

Saw your facebook pics from Reston with Polly- Looked like a great day here in pleasantville- What a "smart" way to spend time together.....

Jul 30, 2008 01:03 AM
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

If I am right there are a lot of technology and computer companies in the Reston area.

Sep 26, 2008 02:47 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Tchaka,
Interesting!  My brother lives in Great Falls, Va just a few miles from Reston and I do believe Pam is right so that must be the explanation.

Sep 30, 2008 01:18 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Tchaka,
Interesting!  My brother lives in Great Falls, Va just a few miles from Reston and I do believe Pam is right so that must be the explanation.

Sep 30, 2008 01:19 AM