Reston has the distinction of being the first modern post-war planned community in the United States. Its plethora of housing styles, modern day conveniences, and outdoor attractions set it apart from other Northern Virginia neighborhoods . Reston has been ranked one of the best places to live in America by CNNMoney Magazine for several years now for its high median income, valuable housing market, low unemployment rate, and excellent schools. Reston is made up of five different villages which all encompass a range of housing options, lakes, shopping centers, open parkland, and walking trails.
The founder of Reston envisioned this community to be a realization of the American Dream, and he took great care to make it a place where people could live and work indefinitely. Reston is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Dulles Airport and only 20 miles outside of Washington D.C. It’s bordered by Great Falls to the north, Vienna to east, Fairfax to the south, and Ashburn to the west. Residents can get around by car by use of Dulles Toll Road, Reston Parkway, and Fairfax County Parkway, or catch the Silver line Metro at the Wiehle-Reston East station.