If you have read many of my posts, you know that I grew up, and now live, in Reston, Virginia. Back when my parents moved here, it was already known for being a planned community. Truth be told, I think most families were drawn here by the affordability, small town feel and public transportation.
Fast forward to today. The draw for Reston remains the same. Perhaps the use of public transportation does not lure as many folks, but there are still a lot of people who work predictable hours for the government and are able to take advantage of the bus/metro combination offered here. Of course, we are anticipating our own Metro station in the next 3 years and that will bring public transportation back to the short list of why Reston is so attractive to buyers.
I just read an article on line,Will small homes, lots, and fewer cars be future?
In this article, the author discusses the changing face of our suburbs. I agree with many of his points. I disagree, however with his contention that houses are too close together here in Reston. One of the really special aspects of this area is the wide variety of housing. Sure, there are townhouses where you greet your neighbors as you head to your car each morning, but there are also large single family homes on .25-1 acre lots. One of the best things about Reston is the variety of housing styles and the ability to begin your home owning days in a small affordable home and work your way up to a home that suits your family (if that is what you want). All while maintaing a small community feel.
I guess it just boils down to what you want in your home--and what you can afford. I am very happy, however, that Reston offers housing that fits so many types of households at so many price points.
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