Lake Anne: Where Reston Eats, Shops and Plays

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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

Lake Anne Homes & Condos For Sale

4 Properties
$899,900
Neighborhood: Waterview Cluster
4
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,128
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
49
Days on Site
VAFX2098766
MLS
Just reduced $100,000. One of Reston's largest lakefront homes in Reston's first and most sought-after cluster - Waterview Cluster by Chloetiel Woodard Smith, FAIA. This is a rare opportunity to...
$675,000
Neighborhood: Inlet Cluster
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,518
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
58
Days on Site
VAFX2096830
MLS
This easy living contemporary TH is perfect for relaxing, and community living with access to Lake Anne. Longtime owners are finally moving into retirement. Well maintained and loved, this 4 level...
$459,000
Neighborhood: Lake Anne Of Reston
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,885
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
129
Days on Site
VAFX2085600
MLS
$40,000+ reduction! Spectacular views of Lake Anne and the fountain greet you from every room in this amazing condo overlooking Reston's original Village Center! Once two units, now combined for a...
Open 12/3
11422 Washington Plaza W Reston, VA 20190
$370,000
Neighborhood: Lake Anne Of Reston
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,239
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
4
Days on Site
VAFX2104630
MLS
Come live where it all started-- the iconic Lake Anne Village Center. This neighborhood truly is the heart and soul of Reston. Meet friends for drinks or go to an early morning spin class or yoga....

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