Reston is a great town in Northern Virginia and it has easy access to D.C. Unfortunately, Boston Properties is ruining Reston Town Center. Reston Town Center used to be the best place to go in Reston on weekends and it used to have a vibrant night life.
Reston was such a nice place to grow up in when I was a kid. I am only 18 so this was not that long ago. As a child, I often ran around the neighborhood with my siblings and other neighborhood kids past dark. People were always friendly and it was a nice and quiet town. Now, however, with the installation of the metro and all the new high rise buildings, there is an increase in overall population and crime. The crime rate has skyrocketed. Women are getting raped. Children are being molested by intruders, and in one case beaten to death. It is not the Reston I grew up with anymore.
There is a lot of stuff to do around Reston, Virginia. However, there is a lot of traffic. Most people that live here commute into Washington, DC.
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.
I have lived in Reston for about 6 years and I love living here. I have also attended the public schools. South Lakes has outstanding staff and teachers and they offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are many biking and walking trails that I enjoy. Reston Town Center has a variety of places to eat from grab a quick bite to sit down and eat.
It's a nice place to live, but many places are kind of far away. A car is a must. Very nice walking and biking trails and lots of trees. Reston Town Center is nearby and has lots to see.
Town Center is great for restaurants and shopping. Housing is expensive. Safety is good, lots of parks, trails and pools.
Reston va is surrounded by section 8. Crime is everywhere and people are very poor. Almost no one in here owns a car. Reston town center is pretty much the only place in Reston that isn't ghetto.
It was a place where if you are in the right neighborhood, you would love being there but if you choose a neighborhood that may fit your budget it may not be your dream place to live
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!
Reston is really pretty all year long, Reston Association takes good care, of the city of Reston, and the trails are great for walking your dog, biking, running, tons of amenities
there is so much to do and being close to the metro makes it easy to get to dc and sightsee or just to go to work.
Reston is a town meet city with a safe environment. It is very clear that this area is growing. The Reston Town center is the perfect place to gather with friends and have a nice dinner from a variety of restaurants to choose from. There are also many community activities and events during the summer time. Reston has several scenic routes and plenty of outdoor activities such as cycling and wood trails.
Reston is a peaceful, small city-like town. Lots of greenery, parks, and paths to enjoy the outdoors with.
When I first moved to Virginia, I relocated from Brooklyn, New York. I was attracted to the greenery, the country feel that had a bit of an urban feel. After Robert E. Simon Jr. passed away, Reston is different. It is becoming too vertical. The traffic is increasing. The crime is increasing. I no longer love living here. The town center now charges for parking but there is nothing going on there that is so special to merit charging residents for parking. I no longer wish to raise my daughter here.
Reston is an up an coming beautiful city with not to much clutter like the surrounding areas. Needs to look in to more middle class budget stores
I love Reston Va, particularly because Reston is a planned community nestled in the Greater Washington DC/ Northern Virginia area. There are many trees and bodies of water and the mountains are a very short 30 minute drive. The Reston Town Center has the best collection of restaurants and is a staple shopping and dining place for the surrounding areas. The Washington and Old Dominion trail was once a railroad turned hiking and biking trail is paved and cultivated and spans 45 miles. The trail features botanical placards, water fountains, benches and pit stops for all bicyclist and hikers to partake. And for the travelers, Dulles International Airport (IAD) is less than 10 minutes away. Reston is a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to call home.
Reston is a growing, suburban gone urban community. It is very accessible with a newly built Metro line running through the town. There are many things to do from shopping, dining, and music events in the downtown like "Reston Town Center", to enjoying the outdoors and hiking at Lake Fairfax. Plus, there are a plethora of things to do in the immediate area with just a short ride!
Reston is relatively clean and quiet. The locals are friendly and non disturbing. Ethnic diversity is wide. Safety is good. Housing and cost of living is high for low income families. Home prices are skyrocketing, a good thing for home owners in this area. Job Opportunities vary. It depends on the individuals skills, level, and field of education. Customer service is pretty good. Public office buildings and schools are properly maintained. There are many playgrounds for children. Malls and markets are easily accessible. Parking availability is average, but traffic is fluent. Half of the residents do not exercise regularly. Most are not overweight. There are fun restaurants, pubs, bars, and nightclubs, worth to visit. In conclusion, it is an average city for the average American, but could be improved. Thank you for reading.
Reston town center is an awesome place to live. I live right across from the town center and it is so convenient. It is definitely family friendly, everyone is outside walking with their dogs. There is the W & OD trail that is always filled with runners, bikers or walkers. You can walk to several little ponds that have fountains, or stop by the golf course and relax on a bench. The cost of living is pretty average regarding the northern Virginia area. I feel that it is very safe, and that the public schools are well ranked. There are many office buildings within and surrounding the town center. Also, you are close to Tysons corner area, as well as Dulles town center location. I think that the commute can be difficult at times, and I do take the toll roads occasionally when I want to sleep in. There are back roads that can be used to avoid the toll roads. Overall, I have been very happy with the area and plan on potentially buying here.