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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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Quick Facts About Reston


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Reston is 3.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Reston jobs have Increased by 0.35 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Reston's cost of living is 46.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Reston's population is 59,217 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 21.96 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Reston is $438,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.08%.
    SCHOOLS
    Reston public schools spend $14,978 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Reston.

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  3/31/2015
Hot, humid summers

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  3/5/2014
Many bike and walking trails

There is a vast network of bike and walking trails thoughout the city and neighborhoods. 40% of the city is slated to remain green so there are many trees, parks and... (Read More)

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  7/9/2012
Reston cost of living

Reston is a wonderful place to live but you pay for the amenities in HOA fees. In this economy, with gas, food, health care and taxes going up, I am trying to move from... (Read More)

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