Reston Real Estate: Reston Neighborhoods 101

by Eve Thompson May 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm 11 Comments

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This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate.

Spring is here, and that means people are buying and selling homes in Reston.

Whether you’ve lived here for years or are relocating to our community, it’s always helpful to know the neighborhoods. The sense of place is an important characteristic of Reston. While all the neighborhoods are great, they each have their own feel — a feel that will come through as you wander around the neighborhood and get to know the area.

Map of Reston/Courtesy RAReston Association developed an interactive map of Reston, which is a great starting guide to orienting yourself to where each Reston neighborhood is located. Click the link above to visit the site.

Reston has 134 cluster associations (townhome and patio home-style neighborhoods), 30 condominium associations and 4,800 single-family homes. There are also 17 apartment buildings in Reston, comprised of over 3,800 units. There are six primary areas, five of which are built around each of the original village centers.

  • Lake Anne: The first village center. Most of the homes were built in the sixties. Here you’ll find Waterview Cluster, Hickory Cluster, and Hook Road. And, of course, Lake Anne!
  • Tall Oaks and the Uplands: This area is known for its fantastic natural areas, in part because much of the Tall Oaks area abuts Lake Fairfax Park. Tall Oaks is right off Wiehle Avenue, so easily accessible to the Metro. Uplands is close to Route 7.
  • Hunters Woods: The first village center in South Reston, and home to the primary Reston Community Center facility. There are many single-family homes in this section of Reston. It is close to the Walker Nature Education Center.
  • South Lakes: The second village center in South Reston, South Lakes is close to both Lake Thoreau and Lake Audubon. It’s also close to South Lakes High School, and students love wandering down to the village center after school.
  • North Point: This is the newest Reston area. It was built in the 1980s. There is a great mix of single family, patio, and town homes in this area. It also has Lake Newport pool, the only 50-meter pool in Reston.
  • Reston Town Center: Often viewed as the hub, there are many luxury condos in the Town Center area. Town Center itself has wonderful restaurants, shops, and access to all of Reston’s walking paths. It provides urban living in the heart of Reston.

The weather is glorious, so take advantage of it. Download the Reston map and explore Reston’s neighborhoods.

Map of Reston/Courtesy RA

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