Welcome to the Reston Area of Fairfax County
Reston was conceived as a planned community by Robert E. Simon, founded in 1964 (on Simon's 50th birthday) and named for his initials. It was the first modern, post-war planned community in America and is now the most populous place in Fairfax County. Areas within Reston such as Reston Town Center and Lake Anne Plaza provide the perfect places to enjoy seasonal events, have a night out on the town, or go on a memorable shopping excursion. We also recommend you visit the Lake Anne Brew House to sip some locally brewed and poured beer. You can also enjoy the art and culture of community at places like Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art or the Reston Museum to get a sense of why both locals and visitors find this place so special.
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