Reston is located in Fairfax County, Virginia. It was founded in 1964 as the state's first planned community and is home to more than 58,000 residents. In 2012, CNN Money Magazine named it one of the Best Places to Live in America.
The local economy is powered by technical, scientific and professional services as well as information technology.
Reston is just 18 miles from Washington, D.C., and has convenient access to Washington Dulles International Airport and the Capital Beltway.
Arts and Entertainment
Reston residents enjoy a number of arts and cultural activities, such as performances by the Reston Community Players, the Reston Chorale and Reston Community Orchestra. The city offers free concerts in the summer and various festivals at Lake Anne Plaza and Reston Town Center. Additionally, the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts offers year-round shows and concerts just a few miles from the city. Reston's vibrant Town Center is home to a number of restaurants, shops, events and residences.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Reston's 1,350 acres of open space throughout the community as well as 55 miles of trails and paved pathways, ideal for biking, walking and jogging. The city is home to 50 meadows, 700 acres of forest, four lakes and 20 miles of streams, perfect for fishing and boating. The city also has 15 pools and 52 community tennis courts.
Reston is served by Fairfax County Public Schools and has several private primary and secondary schools.
Reston is home to a satellite campus of Northern Virginia Community College, Marymount University - Reston Center and University of Phoenix - Northern Virginia Campus.