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Reston Real Estate: Get to Know Pinecrest Cluster

by Eve Thompson — April 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm 14 Comments

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

I’ve lived in Reston for years, and I’m still surprised sometimes when I come across a charming townhome community that is new to me.

2408 CloudcroftPinecrest Cluster is one of those places. It’s a little off the beaten track, which is perfect for anyone who wants to access to the bustle of Reston without being in the middle of it.

The best part of this community for young families is how affordable it is –these homes offer so much at some of the lowest prices in Reston, ranging from the mid-$200,000s to $300,000s.

Located off Glade Drive, near Dogwood in South Reston, Pinecrest Cluster is a diverse community of 220 townhouses. Built in 1973, these wood-sided homes have two or three bedrooms, and most are three levels.

Most of the units have been remodeled, and feature large windows and an open, airy feel. And each unit has access to two assigned parking spaces (which is not always the case with home built in the 1970s).

Great news for young families: the cluster recently installed a new, state-of-the-art tot lot — which is sure to become THE gathering place for families in the nice weather. Dogwood Pool is also nearby.

Like most communities in Reston, the common areas are well maintained, and wooded areas make you feel like you live in the forest.

Pinecrest Cluster is just off Reston Parkway, a few short miles from Reston Town Center, Hunters Woods Village Center, and the Dulles Toll Road.

  • David Barker

    In the next year or two, we are replacing all of our Parking lots and repairing the sidewalks. And Dogwood Pool is newly refinished with a splash area and picnic pavilion.

    • Nyla J.

      Yes, but are you replacing your proximity to Shadowhood??

      Your parking lot may be new but this is one of the absolute worst overall locations in Reston. There’s a reason these homes are so cheap.

      • MJay

        I’m not sure that the tot lot and repaired sidewalks will be enticing enough for young families because Dogwood Elementary is ranked so poorly.

        • ShadoHood

          ShadoHood always up to no good.

      • Chuck Morningwood

        Ah, C’mon folks. Things have improved there. I can’t remember the last time I’ve heard of open air drug markets in that area.

    • Eve Thompson

      David- I encourage and applaud the clusters efforts at getting reserve projects done. As a Realtor I would encourage you to form a committee to work with your RA Covenants Adviser to possibly look at updating design standards including color palette. This cluster represents some of Reston’s most affordable housing relative to the size of units. Would love to see them become more and more appealing!

      • David Barker

        Eve, That’s a good idea. We actually did this in 2014. Our architectural standards were completely redone. We had the assistance of Mike Miller, an architect that has done a lot of other work around Reston. However, it will take years for units to get into compliance with the new standards; we don’t want to make people replace materials before their life span has expired.

        • Eve Thompson

          That’s great news- ignore the “nay-sayers” that show up here. Keep pushing for improvements and amenities. Concerned thoughtful owners have so much more impact than they realize.

          • David Barker

            Oh we’re doing fine. My wife loves it here. We love the trees and nature that Reston values. We are also getting to know our neighbors; we’ve got plans for a community gardening day and a yard sale planned for next month. I think Pinecrest is on its way up; that’s where you find the values.

  • Tom O’Brien

    I find the Trolling about neighborhoods to be pretty despicable. There’s no place in Reston that is really “bad” you guys really have no clue what you’re talking about.

    • Nyla J.

      That’s funny. Actually, I do know what I’m talking about. I’ve lived here since our community tag line was “We’re not dead, we’re just Reston”. There are bad areas, and many have gone from bad to worse over the past couple decades.

      Prospective buyers should probably take what I write to heart rather than the sponsored content in these “articles”. I’m not looking to sell anyone a house with my spin on facts.

      • JJ-2times

        You sound like kinda of a bitter, bitchy kind of gal. What your comments most invoke in me is pity.

        • Nyla J.

          The only pity I have is for those of you that still believe in the magic of Reston.

          • Nyla J.

            Oh, and it’s either kinda or kind of….. Not both.

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