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It is a beautiful and vibrant planned community.

Welcome To Reston

Luxury lake living near Washington D.C

 
Reston, Virginia, is a beautiful and vibrant planned community situated just outside Washington, D.C. It is one of the most desirable places to live in the area, with a great selection of upmarket real estate, amenities, and activities among the natural beauty of Reston’s many lakes.
 
The history of Reston, VA dates back to the late 1960s when developer Robert E. Simon envisioned a new kind of community near Washington, D.C. He sought to create a livable and walkable neighborhood that embraced the area's natural beauty. The master-planned community opened in 1964 and was designed to be a multi-use, pedestrian-friendly community with a mix of residential and commercial developments.
 
Well known for its beautiful homes and landscaping, the Reston, VA real estate landscape can feature many neighborhoods with well-maintained properties and spacious yards. Reston’s neighborhoods, also known as clusters, are located close to sought-after everyday conveniences, such as schools, shops, parks, and restaurants. With its vibrant community and endless entertainment opportunities, Reston is a great place for those searching for an amenity-laden area to call home.
 

What to Love

  • World-class shopping in a walkable downtown
  • Charming Reston, VA homes for sale to choose from
  • A friendly and relaxed community
  • The endless list of events, from marathons to concerts in the park and festivals
  • Ample lakes and hiking trails for outdoor recreation

Local Lifestyle - Living in Reston, VA

Reston is a lively and beautiful neighborhood boasting a wide range of amenities, services, and activities to suit every lifestyle. Enjoy world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Reston Town Center, located in the heart of the town. Its array of local stores and national retail chains make it ideal for those seeking everyday essentials, gifts, and luxury items.
 
In addition to shopping, the area is home to a wide selection of parks, walking and biking trails, and open spaces. Take a stroll along Reston’s picturesque lakes, or get some exercise at one of the many fitness centers and sports complexes.
 
The community also offers a variety of cultural attractions nearby, including art galleries, museums, and theaters. There are many great restaurants and bars to choose from, offering a range of cuisine and drinks to suit every taste. The local nightlife scene is also thriving, with live music and entertainment venues for all ages.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Reston

Reston’s central location, just outside Washington, D.C., means you can access the city’s selection of restaurants and shops easily; however, you do not need to travel far for excellent shopping and dining options. Reston Town Center is an ideal retail destination, with boutiques like Scout & Molly’s of Reston, Lou Lou, and South Moon Under located inside its walkable space. An assortment of entertainment options is also available in the center, from summer concert series to romantic Valentine’s carriage rides and beyond.
 
With a short walk around the neighborhood, you will quickly discover how important Reston’s culinary scene is to residents. Among the most popular downtown dining choices are Jackson's Mighty Fine Food and Lucky Lounge, whose dimly-lit establishment is home to 1940s-inspired entrees. Asian cuisine is cooked to perfection at JINYA Ramen Bar, where many locals gather for lunch or dinner. Looking for a vibrant social spot with good food and an incredible drink selection ? Barcelona Wine Bar's never disappoints! 
 

Things to Do in Reston

Reston offers abundant outdoor activities for those living in the area. Enjoy a peaceful morning practicing your swing at the Reston National Golf Course, a beautiful course widely loved by the community.
 
Whether you’re searching for a family outing, a night out on the town, or a place to relax and explore, Reston has something for everyone. At the Walker Nature Center, you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors through its winding walking trails and campsites. While there, make sure to enjoy a picnic lunch. Take the entire family to Zoofari at Nova Wild, a nearby zoo with pony rides, hands-on animal feeding experiences, and more.
 
Summertime fun is achieved at Lake Fairfax, a picturesque body of water ideal for outdoor recreation, such as boating, fishing, and swimming. After a day in the sun, head to Lake Anne, where you can rub elbows with other music enthusiasts at the annual Jazz and Blues Festival. There’s nothing quite like ending your day with an exquisite sunset over Lake Thoreau.
 

Schools

Reston’s most notable schools include:
 

Overview for Reston, VA

62,453 people live in Reston, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $69,942. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,453

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$69,942

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Reston, VA

Reston has 27,366 households, with an average household size of 2.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Reston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 62,453 people call Reston home. The population density is 4,070.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,453

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.6

Median Age

48.09 / 51.91%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
27,366

Total Households

2.28

Average Household Size

$69,942

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Reston, VA

There's plenty to do around Reston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

24
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
64
Bikeable
Bike Score
56
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dolcemente Pastries, Senor Ramon Taqueria, and Hila Face Painting.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.09 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.55 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.76 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Reston, VA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Reston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Armstrong Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Crossfield Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Reston Children's Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Hunters Woods Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ideaventions Academy For Mathematics And Science
PRIVATE
4th - 9th
No rating available
Dogwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Forest Edge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Lake Anne Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Academy Of Christian Education
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Sunrise Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Reston Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Sunset Hills Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Children's House Montessori School Of Reston
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Fairfax Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available

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