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

4 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

Completely Renovated! Gorgeous 4br/3.5ba Home L...

Photo of Listing #VAFX746286

$665,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,704 ft²


1676 Moorings Dr, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX746286

Completely Renovated! Gorgeous 4br/3.5ba Home Located In Lake Anne. Lake Views On Every Level! Custom Gourmet Kitchen With New Shaker Cabinets, Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances & Custom Backsplash. Gleaming Dark Hardwood Floors. New Windows And ...

Private And Tranquil Living In This Spacious Co...

Photo of Listing #VAFX470900

$525,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,058 ft²


11500 Fairway Dr #305, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX470900

Private And Tranquil Living In This Spacious Condo Down A Semi- Private Hallway. At Over 2,000 Square Feet, This Unit Features 2 Master Suites At Opposite Ends Of The Unit For Additional Privacy Each With Their Own Bath. The Closet Space Is Fantastic. Th...

This Spacious Luxury Condo, 2br/2.5ba Plus Fami...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAFX747916

$510,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,058 ft²


11500 Fairway Dr #205, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX747916

This Spacious Luxury Condo, 2br/2.5ba Plus Family Room And Screened Balcony Sunroom, Has Been Treated To Numerous Renovation, Updates And Re-configurations. Complete Kitchen Reno With Double Pantry, Granite, Updated Appliances & More. All 3 Baths Total Ren...

Spacious 3 Bedrm/2.5 Bath Condo In The Heart Of...

Photo of Listing #VAFX100128

$325,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,202 ft²


1550 Moorings Dr #12c, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX100128

Spacious 3 Bedrm/2.5 Bath Condo In The Heart Of Lake Anne. Newer Thermopane Windows Throughout, Two Upgraded Balcony All Weather Room Enclosures. Overlooks Towering Shade Trees, Steps Away From Lake Anne, Reston Town Centre And The Metro. Private Dock On Th...

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