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National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

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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.


City: Reston
Zip Codes: 20191 20190 20194
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Reston is 3.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Reston jobs have increased by 0.35%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Reston's cost of living is 46.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Reston's Cost of Living
Reston's population is 59,217 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 21.96%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Reston is $438,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.08%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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It's not a good time to buy in Reston. Home Appreciation is down -1.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Reston Real Estate.

The median home price in Reston is $438,300. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Hot, humid summers - 3/31/2015
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Many bike and walking trails - 3/5/2014
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)

Reston cost of living - 7/9/2012
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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