Founded in 1964, Reston was influenced by the Garden City movement that emphasized planned, self-contained communities that intermingled green space, residential neighborhoods, and commercial development.

In fact, Reston is known for being one of the very first fully planned communities in the United States. With an extensive bike and trail system and outdoor shopping areas, Reston boasts amenities and ease of living not found in most places.

Is Reston VA a good place to live?

With a population of 60,335, Reston is a town in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Reston offers residents an urban 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 also highly rated and many consider Reston a family-friendly place to live.

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In Reston, there are a mix of residents, incomes, and housing types. You'll find pockets of apartments, single family homes, and townhouses within relatively close proximity of one another. It's a very eclectic area with an interesting history, and the greenery, trail system and amenities can't be beat.

Is it safe to live in Reston?

Reston's relatively low crime rate, along with access to good jobs and schools, were among the criteria that earned it a spot in Money Magazine's 2014 Top 10 Best Places to Live.

However, that is not to say that Reston is crime-free. Most residents understand that in a fairly densely populated area there is always going to be crime, an informal opinion poll found that most residents feel safe in Reston.

Where should I live in Reston?

There are numerous modern apartment complexes going up in Reston every year. Many of the best places to live happen to be in the heart of Reston Town Center.

The Aperture at Reston Station sits with close proximity to the Silver Line metro, and provides residents with affordable units and inviting amenities such as an outdoor theatre, bike and jogging trails.

The Avant at Reston Town Center is a modern apartment complex and offers expansive amenities including outdoor patio, private catered dining room, fitness room and yoga studio. The Avant is a short walk from countless restaurants, boutiques and more.

The Harrison at Reston Town Center is another gem to consider. Just steps from all the dining and shopping you could need in Reston Town Center, the Harrison is a luxury apartment that boasts seemingly endless amenities. A rooftop pool with spa and sauna, virtual golf, modern fitness center with spin studio and weight training stations, massage rooms and conference rooms. There is no amenity that the Harrison hasn't thought of.

What is the cost of living in Reston Virginia?

Real estate options in Reston include townhomes, condos, waterfront homes, affordable apartments, elegant colonial and embassy homes, and residences that are adjoined to horse farms and other spacious properties.

Real estate and rental prices are slightly higher than average in Virginia in Reston. The median home cost is $451,600 and the average rent is $2,385. The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Reston, VA is $1,670.

According to, in 2019 Reston ranked #6 for the most expensive zip codes in Virginia.

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