Reston, Virginia Homes for Sale

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One of the first modern master-planned communities in Fairfax County, this has become the community for those who want a community they can live and work from. The diversity in people and neighborhoods ensures something for everyone. Living in Northern Virginia, Reston offers all the comforts of suburban life, while still being close to Washington DC. Reston VA to DC is a short 30-minute drive.

If you’re working in Reston, choosing where to live can be a difficult decision to make. This complete guide to Reston, VA hopes to offer insights and tips to find your dream home in Reston. Moving to Reston, VA also doesn’t have to be a pain, with award-winning, top-rated realtors at your side, you’re in good hands.

The city of Reston VA is a bustling hive of activity, and just minutes away you can find yourself in the tranquility of the local parks and outlying neighborhoods. 

People also choose to live in Reston for excellent education and schools, a strong sense of community, as well as opportunities for career development. 

Reston Lake Broadwalk

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Real Estate in Reston, VA

With a wide variety of neighborhoods and real estate options, you will find your perfect fit in Reston, Virginia. Living in Reston VA offers many conveniences, recreational options, and benefits. The community is maintained by the Reston Association, whose aim it is to make Reston a great place for all.

The numerous Reston VA community centers help residents settle in, meet their new community, and continue to build strong relationships through shared interests.

Each community has many amenities and shared open spaces for residents to enjoy. 

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Reston offers a wide variety of real estate options for buyers or renters. The most common types of Reston properties include apartments, condominiums, townhouses, family homes, and larger estates. 

What county is Reston VA in? 

Reston is located in Fairfax county.  Fairfax County has one of the best schooling systems in the country, reasonable housing options, low cost of living, ample senior assistance, job, and volunteer opportunities.

Best places to live in Reston VA

Reston has had a friendly feud between the North and the South communities for many years, with each claiming to be the best - the honest truth is that each side offers many benefits to living there. No matter where you choose to live in Reston, you will always be only minutes from the Toll Road and Dulles Airport. Your community will have access to open spaces and walkways, and there is always a nearby shopping center with great restaurants and entertainment options. You simply can not make a bad decision, especially if you have the help of a seasoned realtor at your side.

Reston Lake Parks

Where is Reston Virginia located?

Check out our Reston VA map - for individual maps of the Reston communities please check out our community pages

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Communities in Reston

There are many Reston VA neighborhoods to choose from. For the most comprehensive information view our individual community guides for Reston.   

Reston Town Center 

Known as the downtown of Northern Virginia, this Town Center has a lot going on in all the right places. Excellent restaurants line the streets, high-end shopping creates a sense of sophistication and the local state-of-the-art movie theater is a hit. 

Many events are hosted here throughout the year, making it a great place to get together and spend time with friends and family. No matter where you live in Reston, you’re never too far from the Town Center.

Popular neighborhoods in this area include a number of condominium complexes such as, and retirement communities such as Hunters Woods, as well as the stunning townhouses of West Market, and South Lakes. A great mix of modern urban with open green spaces, you will get the best of both worlds living here.

North Reston

North Reston is bordered by Baron Cameron Avenue, the Route 7 corridor and the Fairfax County Parkway. Some of the popular neighborhoods in this area include North Point, Lake Newport, North Hills, Shaker Woods, Wyndham Hills Estates, and Sugar Creek to name a few.

Reston North Point village center

North Reston offers a mix of housing types and sizes, as well as wide-open spaces. Enjoy country living while still being only minutes away from the bustling Town Center.

Lake Anne Reston

Between the North and the South lies another Reston gem, Lake Anne. Around this historic area were the very first Reston developments. Stretching from Wiehle Avenue to include everything in the horseshoe-shaped North Shore Drive, as well as Tall Oaks - this is a stunning area to live. There are also great restaurants near Lake Anne Reston.

Reston Lake Anne Town Center

Uplands Reston

With the stunning Lake Fairfax Park going down the middle of this community, you can’t get closer to nature. Each neighborhood is distinctly green here, with mature trees lining the streets. 

Located between the borders of Baron Cameron Avenue, Wiehle Avenue, and Lake Fairfax Park, this is a relatively small area in Reston, but the great mix of family homes, townhouses, and amenities offer a great lifestyle.

South Reston

South Reston is a nature lover’s paradise. With two of the four Reston lakes, Lake Thoreau and Lake Audubon, situated in South Reston there is always a peaceful open space to escape to. 

In addition, the Walker Nature Education Center is a great place for families to spend time with their children. 

If you love golf, the Reston National Golf Course snakes through several of the communities, such as Golf Course Square, Glen course, Links Pond, and South Gate Condominiums. There are a variety of property types from Golf Course properties to waterfront mansions. 

There are also several excellent assisted living communities in Reston:

City landmarks and attractions

Reston has a rich history, and as a master-planned community, it has ample open spaces, stunning parks, and many great places to visit.  

Reston Parks

Activities for children in Reston, VA

Art and History

Economy, Jobs and Top Employers

The biggest economic activity in Reston is by far professional, scientific, and technical services. There are around 150 companies operating in Reston, and most recently tech giant  Microsoft Corp has committed to building a new research and development hub in Reston Town Center.

Top companies offering employment to the Reston area: 

Schools and Education

Being located in Fairfax County, Reston is known for its outstanding private and public schools. The public schools are part of the Fairfax County Public School System.

Public schools in Reston:

Public Elementary Schools in Reston

  • Aldrin Elementary School
  • Armstrong Elementary School
  • Lake Anne Elementary School
  • Forest Edge Elementary School
  • Forestville Elementary School
  • Sunrise Valley Elementary School

Public Middle Schools in Reston

  • Langston Hughes Middle School
  • Herndon Middle School
  • Sterling Middle School

Public High Schools in Reston

  • South Lakes High School
  • Herndon High School

Check out the Fairfax County School Locator website for the most recent school boundaries. 

Private schools in Reston

For a complete list containing newer schools head to The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) or The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Higher education in and around Reston, VA

<1 mile - Northern Virginia Community College - Reston Center in Reston

8 miles - Columbia College - Tysons Campus in Vienna

11 miles - Strayer University Va in Ashburn

15.5 miles - George Mason University in Fairfax

16 miles - Marymount University in Arlington

16.3 miles - Virginia Tech in Arlington

16.4 miles - University of Phoenix in Arlington

Public libraries in Reston, VA

Reston Regional Library

Sterling Library

Restaurants and shopping

Reston has a variety of local shopping malls and centers making it easy to do daily shopping. Each of these shopping centers also has a variety of continental dining options -  the food in Reston town center is always mouthwatering.

Reston shopping mall

Reston Shopping


Reston VA is bordered by highways and major routes. This leaves a number of transportation options at your disposal. 

Things to do in Reston VA

Being close to Washington, DC there is always something to do in and around Reston. Some of the family-friendly Reston VA attractions include:

<1 mile - Lake Anne Brew House

<1 mile - Reston Farm Garden Market

<1 mile - Reston Ice Skating

1.4 miles - Reston National Golf Course

7 miles - Bogati Bodega Winery

13.5 miles - Fleetwood Farm Winery

Reston Festivals

In the past, Reston has played host to a variety of festivals and events. Be sure not to miss the following Reston Festivals:

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