Reston Town Center

Reston is in Virginia, United States of America) and is located 20 miles west of Washington DC. The current population of Reston is approximately 60,000 people.


Founded in 1964 by Robert E. Simon (RESton), Reston was the first modern planned community in the United States. Simon purchased a 6,750 acre tract using the proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Hall, which was owned by his family. Reston includes several planned urban developments, including Lake Anne Plaza , Reston Town Center, and Reston Station. The city is home to offices of many high tech companies, such as AOL, Microsoft, Accenture, and the US Geological Survey.

Get in

By Metrorail

WMATA, which operates the DC Metrorail, operates service to Reston. For more information on riding the Metrorail, see Washington DC#Get_In.

By plane

Reston is a 10 minute drive from Dulles International Airport. A taxi from the airport costs roughly $18 and most hotels in Reston offer free shuttle service to the airport.

By car

Reston is accessible from the Fairfax County Parkway, the Reston Parkway (West Ox Road in Fairfax County), the Leesburg Pike (Rte 7), and the Dulles Toll Road (Rte 267).

Get around

By bike or foot

Reston Paths is an extensive bike/walking path system.

By car

Roads in Reston tend to be very winding and may require the use of a GPS.





Festivals and events


Shopping Malls

Farmers' Markets


Many chain restaurants have locations in Reston. While Reston has some unique dining options, the more ethnic and budget restaurants can be found in neighboring Herndon..



Coffee Shops


Several hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, including:



Go next

Routes through Reston

Winchester Sterling  W  E  Great Falls Alexandria
Leesburg Herndon  W  E  Tysons Corner Falls Church
END  W  E  Tysons Corner East End

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