Letter: What Sets Reston Apart?

What do you want to add to your community?

Reston Association PathWith the addition of the Silver Line and future development in Reston, our community is going to change. How it changes is something most of us are considering. In addition to the negatives, there will be positives. What do you think makes Reston stand out from other neighborhoods?

I would like to see us continue our commitment to developing walkable places.

According to a recent study conducted by Active Living Research, walkable shopping areas promote active living and have a beneficial impact on nearby housing values. The report, Walkable Shopping Areas are Good for Business, based on analysis of 70 studies and articles plus an exploratory study of 15 walkable shopping areas, also notes that the availability of mass transit is an important adjunct to the success of such commercial areas. Additional transportation and livability studies are available at Active Living Research.

What features do you want to set us apart from other Northern Virginia communities as we grow?

Lucinda Shannon
Reston

Recent Stories

Morning Notes

Beaver munching on grass by Walney Pond in Chantilly (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Shake Shack proposed for Kamp Washington Shopping Center — “Fairfax City Board of Architectural Review approved…

Taim Mediterranean Kitchen is officially open in Reston (Photo courtesy taim). Taim Mediterranean Kitchen in Reston has permanently closed just four months after its opening. The New York-based chain, known…

Morning Notes

Cat (staff photo by Vernon Miles) Cat declawing to be banned in Virginia — “Veterinarians will not be allowed to declaw cats in Virginia starting in July, unless there are certain…

The Knutson Companies is thrilled to announce new opportunities for Loudoun County living with the release of a new section of rooftop terrace townhomes and a brand new community of…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list