A colleague of mine brought a 1981 edition of New Homes Guide into my office yesterday and we paged through the advertisements of some familiar Reston neighborhoods being marketed as “new homes."
It was fun looking at the ads without area codes, websites and touting 12 percent + interest rates as a special deal!
I took a few pictures of some of the ads in that issue and posted them here.
Many of our Reston for a Lifetime members are residents that came to this community in the 1960s, 70s, and 80 and bought a brand new home. Now, many are aged 60, 70 and 80 and reflecting on the pioneering sense of community that Reston had in its early days.
The recent storms that hit our area with power outages are an indication that Reston still has a sense of community that is second to none. However, it also revealed gaps and challenges for many of our residents. This has prompted us to organize another forum on Nov. 3, titled “Is Your Neighborhood Ready for the Next Big Storm?”
Presenters will recap some of the successes and challenges of past storms and power outages in Reston. In addition, we will have Marcelo Ferreira, Community Liaison with the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management and other official speaking about valuable community resources.
One key goal of this meeting is to rally a community and neighborhood dialogue before our first big snowstorm and identify those neighbors that might need some help and those that want to help.
We feel that bringing these neighbors together can be a step in the right direction to help make Reston as “connected” as the families moving here in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s remember it.
We are eager for community ideas and participation in preparing this event!