Reston Real Estate: Three South Reston Neighborhoods for Lakefront Living

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This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now.

Although I live on Lake Anne, I am more than willing to admit that the two lakes in South Reston are beautiful.

Lake Audubon and Lake Thoreau dominate the landscape of South Lakes. On spring and summer days, you will see people canoeing or lounging on their lake barges. You’ll also see plenty of people enjoying the Reston Association pathways that circle the lakes.

If you want to live on a lake in South Reston, here are some neighborhoods to consider.

Cedar Cove Cluster

All of the 66 townhomes in Cedar Cove Cluster have lack access and about 20 percent of the homes are direct lakefront property.

2269 Cedar CoveThese lovely cedar-sided, three-story homes have three or four bedrooms, as well as one-car garages. The cluster was built between 1980 and 1989 and is located off South Lakes Drive.

This family-friendly neighborhood on Lake Audubon boasts a large playground for the children and is close to schools.

Walking through Cedar Cove Cluster on a beautiful day with a gentle breeze rustling the many trees, you feel a bit like you’re at a resort. This neighborhood is the ideal in lakeside living. If you see one of these homes come on the market, jump on it!


Lakewinds Cluster is situated on shore of Lake Thoreau. The charming townhomes are located with in walking distance of South Lakes Village Center, and are a short drive to the Dulles Toll Road and Reston Metro Station.

Lakewinds consists of 93 brick and cedar townhomes, of which about 70 percent are on the lakefront. Many residents have small boats or barges to take advantage of the lake. The three-level, three- and four-4 bedroom homes were built between 1975 and 1978.

Lakewinds is divided into two clusters, Lakewinds I and Lakewinds II. Each home has assigned parking spaces; the Lakewinds II townhomes have one carport spot.

Lake Audubon Cluster

About half of the townhomes in Lake Audubon Terrace cluster are direct lakefront property.

These three-level townhomes have three- and four-bedroom models and feature brick and siding. Some of the units have one-car garages, and all have two assigned parking spaces (with plenty of visitor parking available). The cluster was built between 1983 and 1988, and is located on Thrush Ridge Road and Glade Court.

Residents have lake access, complete with a private dock. Not only is this neighborhood on Lake Audubon, one of Reston’s premier hiking trails (the Turquoise Trail) passes by and the Walker Nature Education Center is just down the street.

For all three clusters, the local schools are Sunrise Valley (for Lake Audubon Cluster) Terraset Elementary School (for Lakewinds and Cedar Cove), Langston Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School.

Other nearby South Reston attractions include Reston National Golf Course and Walker Nature Education Center; these neighborhoods are great for anyone who values spending time outdoors!

From South Lakes, it is about a three-minute drive to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro and the Dulles Toll Road.

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