Living in Reston
So, you want to buy a home in Reston? Good choice! Whether you’re single or have a family, this D.C. suburb is the place where dining, shopping, parks, recreation, and culture meet, providing a rich lifestyle experience with something for everyone.
Located about 18 miles from Washington, D.C., Reston residents can easily access everything the Nation’s Capital has to offer. Spend a day wandering through the Smithsonian museums, enjoy live theater at the Kennedy Center or catch the latest hot concert or sporting event at the Capital One Arena. If you don’t want to drive, hop on the Silver line at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station. An additional Metro station in Reston Town Center is set to open in 2020.
In addition to close proximity to the D.C. scene, Reston is about eight miles from the shopping mecca that is Tysons Corner Center, about 19 miles from historic Leesburg, and 6 miles to Dulles International Airport.
Reston Resident Exclusives
There are many perks to living in a planned community like Reston. Residents have access to 15 swimming pools and 52 tennis courts (26 are lighted) for a nominal fee of $30 per adult and $12 per child. Online registration is available here.
There are also 55 miles of paved and natural surface trails throughout Reston, giving it good walkability for both exercise and accessibility to stores, parks, and neighborhoods. The trails are also open to joggers and bikers.
Shopping and Dining
If you don’t feel like making the trek to Tyson’s Corner, your needs will likely be served at Reston Town Center, which has 64 stores including Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Athleta, Davelle Clothiers, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, and Bow Tie Cinemas.
Reston also has a stellar selection of grocery stores and an amazing Farmer’s Market, along with a variety of restaurants. In addition to chains like Chipotle and Morton’s Steak house, there are also several locally owned restaurants to check out, including Lake Anne Brew House, Red’s Table and Singh Thai.
Culture and Entertainment
Whether you want to visit an art gallery, see a play, or listen to live music, Reston has got you covered. Visit the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston Town Center for exhibitions of regional and national contemporary artists. The Reston Art Gallery and Studiosi n Lake Anne feature local artists, with gallery viewing available weekends from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
At the Reston Community Center, visit the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, spotlighting local artists, and the Three-Dimensional Gallery. The Reston Community Center is also home to The CenterStage for performing arts including music, dance, and theater.
For live music, check out Reston Town Center’s Concerts on the Townseries. There is also a regular array of events and entertainment, including festivals, sidewalk sales, blood drives, and entertainment for children.