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

5 Properties
$832,000
Neighborhood: Reston
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,248
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
15
Days on Site
VAFX2085828
MLS
RENOVATED Reston Dream Home!!! Luxurious and Tranquil is this Mid-Century Modern Dynamo with 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, an ATTACHED Garage- via Breezeway- AND 3 Idyllic Outdoor Areas Nestled in a...
$799,999
Neighborhood: Townes At Waterford
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,439
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
37
Days on Site
VAFX2081018
MLS
Townes at Waterford is a Stanley Martin built community of Grand Brick-Front luxury townhomes * Located less than a quarter mile to Lake Ann Plaza and less than 1 mile to Reston Town Center * This is...
$689,000
Neighborhood: Reston
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,242
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
3
Days on Site
VAFX2089248
MLS
Just Listed!!! Walking distance to Lake Anne in Reston with 3 Bed and 3.5 Bath! (Potential 4th Bedroom in Basement) Drive into the peaceful Cul-de-Sac neighborhood with a feeling of Serenity, Birds...
$685,000
Neighborhood: Orchard Green
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,454
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
25
Days on Site
VAFX2072368
MLS
Freshly renovated 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 HB, 3 level end unit townhouse with 1,973 square feet above grade with excellent natural light and finished basement! MAIN LEVEL features: spacious side entry with 2...
$500,000
Neighborhood: Lake Anne Of Reston
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,885
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
19
Days on Site
VAFX2085600
MLS
Spectacular views greet you from every room in this amazing condo overlooking both Lake Anne and Reston's original Village Center! Two units, 1301 and 1302, are combined for 1885 square feet...

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