Reston, Virginia is a unique suburban city located in Northern Virginia, just a 30-minute drive from Washington D. C. It is the most populated place in Fairfax County and was the first modern post-war planned community in the United States. Reston is home to about 58,000 people and offers a variety of activities for visitors and locals alike.
The city's motto, Live, Work, Play, reflects the diverse population and interesting neighborhoods that make Reston a fun destination for a day trip or getaway. Visitors can enjoy seasonal events, go out at night or go on a memorable shopping trip at Reston Town Center and Lake Anne Plaza. The city also has beautiful public open spaces, a thriving restaurant scene, shopping and family fun. Reston has several higher education resources, such as an NVCC (Northern Virginia Community College) satellite campus, the University of Phoenix (Northern Virginia campus) and Marymount University (Reston Center).
The local theater group, the award-winning Reston Community Players, presents four theatrical productions a year at the high-tech theater of the Reston Community Center, in Hunters Woods Plaza. Passenger traffic between Reston and Washington created severe traffic congestion on the roads that connected Reston to Washington DC. To address this issue, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation has implemented several initiatives to improve traffic flow in the area. These initiatives include adding additional lanes to major roads, improving public transportation options and increasing parking availability.Reston is an ideal destination for those looking for a unique suburban experience with plenty of activities to enjoy.
From its beautiful public open spaces to its thriving restaurant scene and award-winning theater group, there is something for everyone in Reston.