Lake Anne: Where Reston Eats, Shops and Plays

Posted by Mark Washburn on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 9:19am.

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The place to go for dining, shopping and entertainment, Lake Anne Village Center provides a well-rounded location for just about everything in Reston. This unique location offers restaurants serving up traditional American-themed cuisine, plus there are ethnic dining selections too, along with specialized craft beer, handcrafted chocolates and specialty stores.

First built up in the early 1960s, many other town centers took inspiration from Lake Anne, joining Reston, the nation’s very first post-war, planned community. Constructed around a reservoir, the first shops and homes went up in Lake Anne within just a couple of years. Decades later a redevelopment plan has led the effort to once again revitalize the area, with plans to keep some of Lake Anne’s original architecture in tact, while pushing forward with other new ideas for the future, such as building new high-rises. An affordable senior housing complex is in the latest plans, plus smaller scale plans have also been pitched, such as incorporating gondola rides on Lake Anne.

Never the less, the Lake Anne area already exists as a major force in deeming Reston one of the top places to live in Northern Virginia. The area is home to numerous restaurants, an art gallery and the Reston Historic Trust Museum. On Saturday mornings residents enjoy the busy Reston Farmer’s Market and free movies and concerts take place throughout the summer months. As well, the Lake Anne annex of Reston Community Center is known for its numerous programs and classes that run throughout the year.

The thing that truly sets Lake Anne apart from other area communities, however, is the lack of big box stores. Chain stores mostly do not exist here, as Lake Anne is strictly a local-business area. This unique selection also translates to Lake Anne real estate, known for its abundant options located in small neighborhoods, with everything from contemporary to colonial-style housing.

Lake Anne Homes & Condos For Sale

7 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

Outstanding Luxury 3000+ft Contemporary Brickfr...

Photo of Listing #VAFX999144

$689,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 2,814 ft²

Residential

11516 Waterhaven Ct, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX999144

Outstanding Luxury 3000+ft Contemporary Brickfront Town-home In The Heart Of Reston At Lake Anne. This Former Stanley Martin Model Home Features An Elegant Open Floorplan With A Park View From The Large Deck And A Walkout Lower Level To The Fenced Yard With...

Gorgeous 3 Level End Unit Townhouse With 2 Car ...

Photo of Listing #1005762464

$669,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 2,178 ft²

Residential

11519 Waterhaven Ct, Reston, VA

MLS® #1005762464

Gorgeous 3 Level End Unit Townhouse With 2 Car Garage In Great Location, 1 Mile From Reston Town Center. Updated With Granite Counter Tops, Maple Cabinets, Custom Blinds, New Carpet, Hardwoods, Recessed Lighting And More! Vaulted Ceiling In Spacious Master ...

Immaculate, Updated And Renovated To Create Thi...

Photo of Listing #VAFX996784

$649,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 2,104 ft²

Residential

11477 Waterhaven Ct, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX996784

Immaculate, Updated And Renovated To Create This Move-in Ready Fantastic Brick-front Townhome! Brazilian Hardwood Flooring, Travertine Tile, And Wood Laminate. Remodeling Opened The Main Level Spaces. Lower Level Features Rec Room With Gas Fireplace, Window...

Prime Location!! Fully Updated Luxury End-unit ...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAFX1003002

$595,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,305 ft²

Residential

11430 Fairway Dr, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX1003002

Prime Location!! Fully Updated Luxury End-unit Th With Covered Private Parking In Front. This Gorgeous House Is Located In Highly Desired Reston Town Center Neighboring Community By Lake Anne! Enjoy The Breeze On The Deck Or Stay Inside This Designer Home W...

Welcome To Lake Anne Where People Live, Work An...

Photo of Listing #VAFX998680

$579,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 2,112 ft²

Residential

11469 Washington Plz W, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX998680

Welcome To Lake Anne Where People Live, Work And Play! This Property Is A Rare, Waterfront Townhome With Its Own Doc/barge Included. This 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home Fills With Natural Light Through Expansive Floor To Ceiling Windows On Each Level. Three Spac...

Beautiful Lake Anne Condo With Great Water View...

Photo of Listing #VAFX749924

$399,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,000 ft²

Residential

1620 Chimney House Rd #1620, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX749924

Beautiful Lake Anne Condo With Great Water Views. Updated With Over 60k In Kitchen Renovations (built-ins Including Refrigerator And Freezer That Are Built Into The Island And A Miele Plumbed Coffee Maker) And A Total Of Over 100k Throughout. Come And Enjoy...

$10,000 Price Reduction! Welcome Home To Beauti...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAFX100128

$315,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,202 ft²

Residential

1550 Moorings Dr #12c, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX100128

$10,000 Price Reduction! Welcome Home To Beautiful Lake Anne!spacious 3 Bedrm/2.5 Bath Condo In The Heart Of Historic Lake Anne. Newer Thermopane Windows Throughout, Two Upgraded Balcony All Weather Room Enclosures. Overlooks Towering Shade Trees, Steps Awa...

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