Reston Real Estate: The Clusters of Moorings Drive

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

Have you ever parked on Moorings Drive on your way to the Reston Farmers Market and wondered what kind of houses are on the street?

Let me tell you — it’s a wonderful mix of the different styles of Reston townhomes. This neighborhood is not only charming; it is quiet and close to everything.

The first cluster on your left is Brookshire, one of the first clusters built in Reston in 1964 and ’65. It’s one of Reston’s smallest clusters and has an impressive ratio of green space to homes — 26 homes on five acres.

Lush green foliage, magnificent old oak trees, interconnecting paths and recreational areas surround the cluster. These two- and three-bedroom townhomes feature an average of 1,500 square feet of living space.

Then comes Chatham Colony 1539 Chatham ColonyCluster. This is also a small cluster, with about 45 homes that each has a wooded backyard. These Colonial-style townhomes have brick exteriors, shuttered windows, and two designated parking space.

With three bedrooms and full basements, each home offers plenty of space for growing families and empty nesters alike. And, like most Reston homes built in the 1970s, each has beautiful hardwood floors and large windows.

Next on the tour is Wyndmere Cluster, the newest addition to this area. Like all of the townhome clusters off moorings, residents have access to Lake Anne.

Finally, there is Moorings Cluster, built between 1971 and 1972. These spacious three- to five-bedroom townhomes have fantastic views of Lake Anne (70 percent are direct lakefront properties). Unlike many lakeside townhouse communities, each of the 50 homes in this neighborhood has a garage.

All of these clusters off Moorings Drive have easy access to main roads and public transportation. This is the kind of neighborhood where you can take full advantage of everything Reston has to offer — you can walk to Lake Anne, jog on the nearby Reston Association paths, or be at Reston Town Center in a matter of minutes.

It’s also close to ballparks, pools, tennis courts, Lake Anne Park, which features a sprinkler park, and more. Many residents have small boats and canoes that they take out on Lake Anne, enjoying a leisurely paddle to the plaza for concerts, festivals and dining.

In the summer, residents can walk to the popular Farmer’s Market and Reston Market. Neighborhood residents attend Reston’s Lake Anne Elementary, Langston Hughes Middle and South Lakes High School.

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