Reston Real Estate: Chadd’s Ford Cluster, South Reston

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Restonians love their lakeside living and Chadd’s Ford Cluster is one of the many townhome communities in South Reston to take advantage. This neighborhood of 57 brick and siding townhouses is located off Ridge Heights Road on Lake Thoreau — about half of those are direct lakefront properties.

The cluster was built between 1978 and 1980, and each three-level home has two to four bedrooms. And, all homes have at least two assigned parking spaces.

For those who enjoy boating or rafting, Chadd’s Ford Cluster owns and maintains two docks for the residents and guests to use and enjoy. Any day the weather is nice, you’ll see people making the most of living on lovely Lake Thoreau.

For those who like leisurely walks or runs, the Reston Association paths run through the cluster. It’s a beautiful, short walk to South Lakes Village Shopping Center for dining and shopping.

For families, Chadd’s Ford Cluster is walking distance to South Lakes High School, Langston Hughes Middle School and Terraset Elementary School.

This is the kind of neighborhood where you can see the residents’ pride in the beautifully manicured landscaping. The cluster association sponsors several social gatherings each year, adding to the warm community feel.

Give it a visit and you’ll see what I mean. This is a wonderful neighborhood.


Fairfax County Seeks State Funds for Two Pedestrian Safety in Reston

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is asking for $550,000 in state grants to fund two pedestrian safety projects in Reston.

The county is seeking $385,000 to add a pedestrian refuge island and flashing beacons to an existing crosswalk across South Lakes Drive at the eastern intersection with Tanbark Drive near South Lakes High School. The second project would add a pedestrian refuge island and rapid flashing beacons to improve safety at an existing crosswalk at Bluemont Way and Discovery Street for $165,000.

In late October, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to request funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan grant program, which funds targeted improvements in areas with the potential for pedestrian crashes.

If the state awards funding to the county, county staff will draft project administration agreements with state transportation officials. The funding proposal for Reston is part of a $2.6 million request to the state. VDOT will notify jurisdictions about projects that have been selected for funding this month. Construction on approved projects is expected to begin in April, with a completion date of December 2019.

Construction is intended to happen on an expedited schedule in order to get “maximum return” on limited funding, according to state officials. As a result, projects that require right-of-way or easement acquisition, roadway widening and the replacement or relocation of curb and gutter will not be considered by the state.

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Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls Opens This Week in Reston Town Center

After some delays, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is opening tomorrow (Nov. 7) in Reston Town Center.

The Annapolis-based restaurant will open its first Virginia location at 11939 Democracy Drive. Malcolm and Kim Gilbreath, the Reston couple running the Reston location, said they’re looking forward to welcoming new customers to the location.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The chain opened in 2014 with a flagship shop in Main Street in Annapolis, Md. Along with other locations in Maryland, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls has a footprint in Delaware and South Carolina.

Photo via Malcolm Gilbreath


Crime Roundup: Indecent Exposure, Theft Reported at Safeway in Hunters Woods

A man stole items from the Safeway in Hunters Woods Village Center, hit an employee and exposed himself as he left the grocery store on Sunday night.

Mario Cubias Rodriguez, 21, of Reston, was charged with simple assault, petit larceny, indecent exposure, and public intoxication, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The incident happened at around 7:43 p.m.

In a separate incident on Saturday, a man came home to find a stranger sleeping on his couch at his home on the 11800 block of Freedom Drive at around 2:09 a.m.

Constantine Aldrin, 37, of Reston, was charged with unlawful entry.

On Nov. 1, a man awakened a woman who was sleeping outside on the 1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, pepper-sprayed her and tried to hit her.

John Ector, 50, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. The incident happened at around 2:20 a.m. The woman was minor injuries.

As we reported yesterday, a man was abducted and robbed after a car resembling the ride-share he requested showed up in place of the car.

FCPD also reported the following minor incidents in recent days:


1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, license plate and bag from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, liquor from business

2400 block of Centreville Road, property from business

2600 block of Paddock Gate Court, jewelry from residence

1800 block of Presidents Street, microphones and transmitter from business

12500 block of Misty Water Drive, cell phone and laptop computer from residence

12500 block of Rock Ridge Road, backpack from vehicle

South Lakes Drive at Reston Parkway, purse from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beer from business


None reported

Photos via Fairfax County Police Department


Tuesday Morning Notes

What you should know before heading to the polls — View your sample ballot online, which includes a public safety bond referendum and two state constitutional amendments. Voters should bring their photo identification and plan ahead, as poll locations will be very busy during peak commuter hours. [Fairfax County Government]

Solidcore is coming to Reston — The DC-based fitness chain, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, is opening 125 studios by 2022 and one of them will be located in Reston. [Washingtonian]

Reston Town Center Farmers Market canceled today — Due to inclement weather, the second-to-last farmers market in Reston Town Center has been canceled. Next week is the last day to take advantage of the market, which began this fall. [Reston Town Center]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill


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