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uninc. city (1990 pop. 48,556), Fairfax co., N Va., a residential and commercial suburb c. 20 mi (32 km) W of Washington, D.C. A planned community, it was established in 1961 by real estate developer Robert E. Simon as an alternative to the postwar cookie-cutter suburbs that had sprung up across the country, and it inspired a revival of community planning in the United States. Reston is organized in a series of residential villages, commercial areas, and open spaces; the extension (2014) of the Washington subway to the suburb has opened Reston to higher-density mixed-use development centered on the stations. With over 2,000 businesses, it is headquarters for several major corporations as well as the U.S. Geological Survey. High-technology research and development, communications, and government contracting are among the industries important to the local economy.
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com)-- For home buyers whose time frame makes them unable to build from scratch; completed new construction homes at Reston Ponds await offering end-of-the-year values at Reston Ponds of Sycamore.
Comstock Partners LC, a US-based real estate company focused on urban, mixed-use and transit oriented developments, appoints James G Davis Construction Corporation as general contractor for construction of the Metro parking facility at Reston Station.
On January 26, 2008, Jared Reston was approaching his 30th birthday and had served about six years in the organization known as Office of the Sheriff/Jacksonville Police.
Ann Reston, 33, walked free from court after admitting attacking husband David, 39, after drinking a bottle of vodka.
1 million project is an existing 418-unit rental property contiguous to Reston Town Center purchased in September of last year.
Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism.
Reston in particular owes a debt to the radical writer Ebenezer Howard, whose Garden Cities of Tomorrow (1902) called for suburban towns that would contain and be sustained by both agriculture and industry, with the land held in common by the residents.
BY THE TIME I BEGAN WRITING A column in the early 1990s, Scotty Reston's example still held powerful sway over ambitious pundits--but not in the way Reston hoped.