Reston, VA Homes and Living
Reston, VA is on land that was initially owned by Lord Fairfax in the 18th century. Then later, Dr. C. A. Wiehle bought the land in 1880’s. Dr. Wiehle wanted to create his own new town and constructed several buildings. The land was later sold to A. Smith Bowman who built a bourbon distillery. In 1961, Robert E. Simon bought most of the land and developed his vision of the first planned self-contained city.
The name Reston is based on the initials of Mr. Simon. Today, Reston has a high-rise downtown area, with lot of wonderful stores, restaurants, and business tenants, along with residential areas, shopping centers, four manmade lakes, numerous golf courses, 55 miles of pathways around the city, a nature center, and assortments of pools and tennis courts. Reston is unincorporated, and maintained by the Reston Association. Reston has numerous festivals during the year, and it is part of the Dulles Technology Corridor.