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A+ Reston Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Reston Cost of Living Cost of living is 39% higher than Virginia
Reston
14949% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1077% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Reston cost of living
A+ Reston Crime Total crime is 54% lower than Virginia
Total crime
85867% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11767% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Reston crime
A Reston Employment Household income is 68% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$111,353101% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$60,258102% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%29% lower than the US average
Reston employment
F Reston Housing Home value is 91% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$475,100157% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,69378% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%4% lower than the US average
Reston real estate or Reston rentals
A+ Reston Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
84%71% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Reston K-12 schools or Reston colleges

Living in Reston, VA

Reston, Virginia is a medium-sized city with a population of 60,070 inhabitants. In Reston, there are 3,920 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Reston is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 80% of the population considered married and 59% with kids under the age of 18, Reston could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Reston, Virginia could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Reston and in the areas around Reston is a much easier task.

Reston, VA receives 78 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #71 in Virginia and #2,653 in the USA. Based on this score, Reston would be considered a very livable city! The cherry on top is that Reston also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Reston has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A). There are some categories that Reston ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Reston has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Reston: Reston Town Center, Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, and Lake Fairfax Park.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Reston have a test score average of 84%, which is well above the US average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Reston is actually affordable. The median home price for Reston homes is $475,100, which is 91.3% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Reston, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 13.2% higher than the Virginia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Reston are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Reston homes comes in at 1.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 2.1%.

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Compare Reston, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Reston, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington8311.92,179
Williamsburg, Arlington8110.62,968
Rock Spring, Arlington8111.23,223
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington8110.65,637
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Madison Manor, Arlington8111.41,579
Bluemont, Arlington8012.77,049
Claremont, Arlington8014.62,865
Yorktown, Arlington8011.53,417

Best Cities Near Reston, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Occoquan, VA8619.1947
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Countryside, VA838.110,472
Fair Oaks, VA835.833,478
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Merrifield, VA837.617,000
Cascades, VA827.312,205
Neabsco, VA8221.417,038
Friendship Heights Village, MD8213.64,730
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Reston, Virginia - Modern Garden of Eden!

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When I visited Reston from nearby Falls Church, Virginia, I felt that I was in an idyllic city. Its streets are safe to walk around in and are very, very clean. Visiting Restons' restaurants is a gourmet treat, with its many ethnic delights, especially with a glass of wine from wineries further south, but nearby via the parkway. Reston is a planned community with plenty of shopping, cultural indoors and outdoors events, for each season. I love the groomed neighborhoods include Stratford, Hunter Woods Village, Carlton House, Shadowood, Chestnut Grove, Savoy, Southgate, Northgate, and Bentana Park. The communities that are closest to downtown and include the center of town are Midtown, Market Street, Lake Anne and the Edgewater.. The Town Center of this fun town is phenomenal any day of the week, where the working professionals, artistic elite, and the cultural hub of Reston meet and greet.

If you have moved or relocated to Reston, you will soon discover that the Chamber of Commerce has encouraged entrepreneurship businesses from the surrounding Dulles area which brings quality corporate connections, programs, and a clean way of living. Reston communities, within themselves, are connected by natural walking paths and wooded trails, lakes for boating, dog parks, and busy bike trails. Real estate options include townhomes, condos, waterfront homes, affordable apartments, elegant colonial and embassy homes, and residences that are adjoined to horse farms and other spacious properties. Professional working opportunities are in the fields of aviation, the computer industry, law, educational institutions, and science ventures. My friends have informed me that a direct silver metro line is slated for completion in 2013, accessible from Dulles Airport, National Airport and Washington, DC. Are you looking for that special someone, come to Reston, one of the best places to live with active year round activities for singles and the whole family.
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Source: The Reston, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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