Types of Businesses
Many residents commute to nearby government and military contract positions. Major businesses in Reston are retail, office and business markets. Top employers in Reston include:
- BAE Systems
- Sallie Mae
- Fannie Mae
- Lafarge North America
- U.S. Geological Survey
- With about 1,500 troops deployed in the United States, Reston is headquarters for the North American command of the German armed forces.
Fairfax County Planning Commission approved a 2016 redevelopment plan that will include expanding the retail space, enlarging the plaza and adding green spaces.
Fairfax County Public Schools, Montessori and private schools serve the educational needs of Reston Village communities.
Specializing in Cardiac, Cancer and Emergency or Urgent care, Reston Hospital Center is a mid-size, acute care and surgical hospital in the heart of Town Center. Inova Emergency Center serves the emergency needs of the Reston communities.
Property taxes in Fairfax County are $1.130 per $100 assessed value. 2016 Annual assessment $657 payable in one lump sum or six installments. Transfer fee of $271 to Reston Association at closing that can be credited the following year under certain terms.
Reston had decreases and was second lowest crime rates of nine stations in 2015 at 6.54 percent for property crime compared to the highest station at 24.49 percent in McClean, and 7.54 percent for crimes against society compared to 13.61 percent, respectively. According to the Fairfax County Police Department Statistical Report for the years 2014 and 2015, Reston’s crime rates compare as follows:
Assault victims up from 667 to 715
Homocide offenses up from 0 to 1
Kidnapping/Abduction offenses 11 for both years
Sex offenses down from 27 to 21
Property crimes up from 2,348 to 2,355
Each neighborhood has its own public swimming pool and shared amenities like golf and tennis courses.
Hunters Woods is located southwest of Reston Community Center. This Village Center population is about 17,900 among 6,800 households. Average household income is in the $106,000 range. most of its retail space is occupied, including a Mathnasium and Conservatory Ballet.
Tall Oaks is convenient to Wiehle-Reston East Metro Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail, and this Village Center includes a senior living community.
Hickory Cluster, designed by renowned architect Charles M. Goodman FAIA, reflects his avant-garde passion in its treehouse views from cubist townhouses with international architecture and style. Homes consistently sell near the $400,000 range. Centered around Lake Anne, a one million dollar restoration project is underway to enhance the stream area and create more recreational space. Walkable community close to schools, shopping and the new Silverline Metrorail station and 15 minutes from Dulles International Airport.
Fine Arts, music, sports, and outdoor recreation and relaxation are key in all Reston communities. Amenities and annual events include:
- Walking paths with bridges and tunnels that help protect pedestrians from traffic
- Lakes, streams, parks, wildflower meadows, bridle and bike paths
- Summer canoe, paddle boat, kayak and rowboat rentals on Lake Anne
- 476-acre Lake Fairfax Park features a new marina, camping, picnic and The Water Mine, a pool complex
- 72-acre Walker Nature Center is a hardwood forest with campfire ring
- Opera, ballet, symphony, theater, art galleries
- Reston Multicultural Festival features a Naturalization Ceremony, September
- Reston Zoo with family-friendly animal interaction