Planned Community Of Green Space & Development

Reston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. An internationally known planned community founded in 1964, it was built with the goal of revolutionizing post–World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in suburban America. The Reston Town Center is home to many businesses, with high-rise and low-rise commercial buildings that are home to shops, restaurants, offices, a cinema, and a hotel. It comprises over 1,000,000 square feet of office space. Municipal, government-like services are provided by the nonprofit Reston Association, which is supported by a per-household fee for all residential properties in Reston.

In 2012, Reston was ranked 7th in the Best Place to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine.

A special tax district within Fairfax County was created to fund the various educational, cultural, and recreational activities of the Reston Community Center. Its main building is located on the southern side of Reston at Hunters Woods Plaza. The center has a theater, indoor heated swimming pool with jacuzzi, ballroom, meeting rooms, and classroom space. A smaller branch of the Reston Community Center is located at Lake Anne Plaza. Reston is home to two dedicated art galleries, one in Reston Town Center, called the Greater Reston Arts Center the other at Lake Anne. The Lake Anne gallery has space where patrons can view the artists’ studios and works. The community also has a museum about its history, called the Reston Historic Museum. It has maps, photos, and books that detail Reston in its current and past states.


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1 Dogwood Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3 Forest Edge Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3 Lake Anne Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Aldrin Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3 Terraset Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Armstrong Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Hunters Woods Elementary Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Sunrise Valley Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Hughes Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Reston Montessori School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Winwood Children's Center Iii Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Children's House Montessori School Of Reston Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Reston Children's Center Preschool - 5th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Community Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Dominion Christian School - Reston Campus 7th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Sunset Hills Montessori School Preschool - 4th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Edlin School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Al Fatih Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Ideaventions Academy For Mathematics And Science 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Academy Of Christian Education Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
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