Lifestyle

Community spotlight: Reston

Development of the city is the focus on a new documentary
  • The city's full build out is still underway.
  • A Silver Line station in the city began running in 2014.
  • Home values declined in the city during the past 12 months.

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Known for its influence on residential and corporate development in suburban America, the Washington, D.C. community of Reston is considered the largest planned community in Virginia. Founded in April 1964 by Robert E. Simon, the city's influence on development was recently chronicled in a new documentary Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, Va. Official Trailer: Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA from Rebekah Wingert-Jabi on Vimeo. Roughly 22 miles outside of downtown DC in Fairfax County, Reston development is still ongoing within the city of roughly 58,000. The community's Reston Town Center is nearing complete build out, as the last undeveloped parcel is slated for construction. Plans call for Boston Properties to build two high-rise residential buildings on the site, along with underground parking and ground floor retail. The developer also plans to turn a three-story retail/office building within the town center into a 17-story office and r...