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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Reston is a town in Virginia with a population of 60,352. Reston is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Reston offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Reston there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Reston and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Reston are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$481,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,759
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Reston Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Reston

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,708
National
$55,322
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Reston Reviews

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Safe neighborhood with lots nearby. The Weihle-Reston metro stop is on the Silver line which will go straight through McLean (Tysons Corner), Arlington and into DC. Great shopping, lots of grocery options, many restaurants, very diverse, and lots of running/biking trails! Reston is near the Dulles airport but not so close that you hear planes flying overhead all hours of the night. Lots of jobs for government contracting and IT. Rest on is also very affordable considering being in the DMV area and having such great community amenities. The Reston Association keeps everything clean and has more than ten pools for you and your family in the Summer.
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A growing suburb right outside of Washington DC, Reston VA is a small community on the rise. Reston is unique in that it is an intentionally planned community founded in 1964 by Robert E Simon (where we get the name Reston). Being a 'planned community' means that there are many intentional communal centers, lakes, trails and windy back roads through our town. Although cost of living is high, it is not unwarranted as our public schools are routinely rated as some of the top in the nation. There is a burgeoning night life in Reston Town Center that features many great restaurants and live entertainment. With the recent construction of the DC metro's silver line and the new Reston station there is now an easy way to travel to the city. Reston is a great place to live and raise a family!
It’s a very diverse area. There are shopping centers nearly everywhere you go, which is very convenient. Everyone is fairly accepting of one another and respect each other’s background whether it’s cultural or financially. There are also really good public schools here. A few things I would like to change is the issue with littering, recycling, and the sketchy areas.