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

An Amazing Opportunity To Own A Waterfront Home...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #VAFX1051650

$900,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 2,700 ft²

Residential

1604 Washington Plz, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX1051650

An Amazing Opportunity To Own A Waterfront Home! This Is A Mixed Use (commercial And Residential) 4 Level, End-unit Townhome In The Beautiful Lake Anne Plaza Community! The Bottom Floor Is The Commercial Space With A Signed Lease In Place Through 2023. The ...

Corner Unit Townhouse For Sale In Much Coveted ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1005762464

$639,900 Active

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

Residential

11519 Waterhaven Ct, Reston, VA

MLS® #1005762464

Corner Unit Townhouse For Sale In Much Coveted Townes At Waterford In Reston. Bright, Spacious, Lots Of Windows Allowing For Year-round Natural Light. Ideally Situated Between Reston Town Center And Silver Line Metro Station, You Are Only A Couple Minutes ...

Waterfront Lake Anne! Boat & Canoe Convey! Ple...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #VAFX1070340

$624,999 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 2,115 ft²

Residential

11467 Washington Plz W, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX1070340

Waterfront Lake Anne! Boat & Canoe Convey! Plenty Of Parking! Assigned & Unassigned And Guest Parking Available! No Lake Anne Relac Here! This Home Is Move In Ready From Top To Bottom! Over 125k In Improvements In The Last 2 Years! You Will Love To Cook A...

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

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #VAFX998680

$574,500 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...

Major Price Reduction!! Modern Urban & Lake Fro...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAFX1054240

$365,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,000 ft²

Residential

1620 Chimney House Rd, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX1054240

Major Price Reduction!! Modern Urban & Lake Front Living. When You Find The Perfect Blend Of Heritage With Modern Conveniences, You Have Found ~the One~. Welcome To Modern Lake Front Living On Historic And Beautiful Lake Anne Plaza. This Completely Renovat...

Wow! Fully Updated 2 Bedroom Penthouse Condo In...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAFX1068624

$365,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,255 ft²

Residential

11500 Fairway #602, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX1068624

Wow! Fully Updated 2 Bedroom Penthouse Condo In Reston With Views Of The Park. This Home Features Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring, A Completely Remodeled Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances And An Open Floor Concept. Quaint Enclosed Fou...

Modern Waterfront Living In A Setting Reminisce...

Photo of Listing #VAFX1069170

$350,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,138 ft²

Residential

1656 Chimney House Rd, Reston, VA

MLS® #VAFX1069170

Modern Waterfront Living In A Setting Reminiscent Of Old Europe. Fronting Onto Both Lake Anne And The Bricked In Lake Anne Plaza This Is The Prize Location In The Lake Anne Community. This Lovely, Water Edge End Unit Features Water Views From Every Window. ...

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