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Overview

Introduction to Reston, Virginia

Reston, Virginia, in Fairfax county, is 18 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is in the Washington area.

Reston History

During the 18th century, the area now known as Reston was owned by Lord Fairfax. In the 1880s, C.A. Wiehle bought the land which was later sold to A. Smith Bowman. He constructed a bourbon distillery on the site, while the rest of the area was farmland. In 1961, Robert E. Simon bought most of this land, except for the area which held the distillery. This distillery was in operation until 1987. It was Simon who conceived of Reston as a planned community. It was founded on April 20, 1964, and named after Simon’s initials. It is currently an unincorporated census-designated place in the western Fairfax County of Virginia.

Reston and nearby Attractions

  • Reston Regional Library
  • John Wesley Powell Federal Building
  • A Smith Bowman House
  • Lake Fairfax
  • Reston Golf Course
  • Lake Fairfax County Park

Things To Do In Reston

While in Reston, one can pay a visit to Reston Town Center, Reston Industrial Venture Park, Reston Visitor Center, A Smith Bowman House, and John Wesley Powell Federal Building. For those interested in the local history and culture, a visit to the U.S. Geological Survey Clarence King Library or Reston Regional Library may prove fruitful. Tthe town also has several beautiful lakes and creeks including Lake Fairfax, Lake Newport, Lake Thoreau, Stave Run, and Dog Run. The churches and cemeteries are also worth visiting. Lake Anne Plaza Shopping Center and Hunters Woods Village Center Shopping Center provide a host of entertainment facilities for visitors. In addition, every year there are many celebrations in the town such as the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival and the Reston Festival.

Reston Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport is nearby.

Reston Higher Education

Residents of Reston can enroll at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Montgomery College, and Marymount University.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,070
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+34,560
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.9%
Median Earnings25+$69,235
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,682
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,471

Wealth

Median Family Income$131,430
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation7.6%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,693
Median House Value$475,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.5%
Irish13.2%
English10.3%
Italian5.4%
Polish4%
African4%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish2.7%
Russian2.4%
Arab2.2%
Iranian1.6%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Ethiopian1.1%
Welsh1%
Egyptian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Sudanese0.7%
Greek0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Somali0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Reston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfax County
Standard Zip Codes20190, 20191, 20194
P.O. Box Zip Codes20195
Company Zip Codes20196, 22096, 20192, 22095, 20598
Phone Area Codes571,703
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.95
Approximate Longitude-77.34

Reston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSTERLING RCS
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationROCKVILLE 1 NE
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationNATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Annandale43,158$86,320
Fairfax23,620$121,554
Falls Church13,597$168,667
Herndon24,415$107,390
McLean48,867$217,667
Vienna16,378$158,615

Reston Hospitals

Reston Surgery Center
(Proprietary)
1860 Town Center Drive
(703) 639-3100
Reston Hospital Center
(Proprietary)
1850 Town Center Parkway
(703) 689-9020

Reston Public Schools

Forest Edge Elem
1501 Beacontree Ln
ZIP: 20190
(703) 925-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
Lake Anne Elem
11510 North Shore Dr
ZIP: 20190
(703) 326-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Dogwood Elem
12300 Glade Dr.
ZIP: 20191
(703) 262-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
Hughes Middle
11401 Ridge Heights Rd
ZIP: 20191
(703) 715-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1007
Hunters Woods Elem
2401 Colts Neck Rd
ZIP: 20191
(703) 262-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 1049
South Lakes High
11400 South Lakes Dr
ZIP: 20191
(703) 715-4500
High
Total Enrollment 2434
Sunrise Valley Elem
10824 Cross School Rd
ZIP: 20191
(703) 715-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Terraset Elem
11411 Ridge Heights Rd
ZIP: 20191
(703) 390-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Aldrin Elem
11375 Center Harbor Rd
ZIP: 20194
(703) 904-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
Armstrong Elem
11900 Lake Newport Rd
ZIP: 20194
(703) 375-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 470

Reston Private Schools

Academy Of Christian Education
1808a Michael Faraday Ct
ZIP: 20190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Children's House Montessori School Of Reston
1625 Wiehle Ave
ZIP: 20190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Kindercare Learning Center
1946 Isaac Newton Sq W
ZIP: 20190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten
12021 North Shore Dr
ZIP: 20190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Reston Montessori School
1928 Isaac Newton Sq W
ZIP: 20190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
Winwood Children's Center Iii
1841 Explorer St
ZIP: 20190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
Al Fatih Academy
12300 Pinecrest Rd
ZIP: 20191
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
Good Beginnings School
11501 Sunrise Valley Dr
ZIP: 20191
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Reston Children's Center
11825 Olde Crafts Dr
ZIP: 20191
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Sunset Hills Montessori School
11180 Ridge Heights Rd
ZIP: 20191
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Community Montessori School
1700 Reston Pkwy
ZIP: 20194
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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