"Reston, A Planned Community" Reston by lmkluque

Reston Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 60 photos

Lake Anne Harbor

Welcome to my Reston page,

Planned communities are especially nice for people who work in a metropolitan city like Washington DC, where the stress of "big city" life can wear one down.

From it's inception, the necessities, in a planned community, are provided for and the residents can worship, shop, dine-out or take part in cultural activities within their own communities.

The picture is of a dock on Lake Anne. Here, surrounded by homes, apartments and condos, you will find a grocery store, shops and restaurants, just a few minutes walk through a mini-forest, from your door. It is quite lovely.

Since I was there, Reston has grown quite a bit and the Lake Anne area may have changed too.

I Hope You Enjoy Your Visit,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small Community, easy to get around.
  • Cons:Not Really a Tourist Haven
  • In a nutshell:Great for a Relaxing time out of the Big City
  • Last visit to Reston: Oct 1990
  • Intro Updated Nov 19, 2012
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    I've been here. Thanks for the great tips!

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      Nov 25, 2012 at 8:29 AM

      Thanks for stopping at my Reston page Dee! What part of Reston did you stay in?

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Dec 1, 2012 at 6:54 AM

      Hi Linda, we visited the huge shopping area. Very nice and ate at the Bowl. Not sure of the name, but the was great!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    On the map, Reston looks alarmingly close to the airport. Do they have a noise problem? In Frankfurt we certainly do. (Especially the south end of Frankfurt and the adjoining suburbs.)

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      Nov 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      Thanks for the comment Don. No, the airport sounds did not seem to penetrate in this area. Maybe those tall trees served as a barrier to outside noise?

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2003 at 1:19 PM

    I love the trees, but I am afraid its jeans and tee shirts for me Linda :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2003 at 11:17 AM

    I would like to see that place someday: not come-as-you-are place hehe :-) and to see those houses behind those trees :-).

  • trotador's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2003 at 11:28 PM

    Man made lake, seems like a huge housing estate, right?

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2002 at 5:20 PM

    What wonderful privacy with those trees and I like the idea of dressing up for dinner.

  • dedeckerm.'s Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2002 at 12:57 PM

    Excellent again Linda !

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2002 at 5:36 PM

    old trees with come not as you are culture

  • soccergrrl's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2002 at 12:48 PM

    Interesting point of view about Reston.

  • Krystynn's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2002 at 8:10 AM

    Reston folks sound like a prim&proper bunch :-)


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