Growing Pains for Reston? I Think Not

Why this Realtor is excited about Reston's growth.

What an exciting time to work and live in Reston! We’re growing so fast that more jobs, homes and amenities are being created practically as I write this blog.

The opening of Metro's Silver Line is set for 2013, and new projects are being approved for continued growth of one of the best places to live in America.

Some exciting projects will be changing Reston. Among them, the Reston Spectrum Center, the 23-story building approved for 1760 Reston Parkway and a second phase of development at Reston Heights. Read about some of those projects here.

Reston is also a business magnet. Bechtel recently moved to Reston, bringing with it 625 jobs and an $18 million investment.  

 As a Restonian since 1974, I'm thrilled about the constant growth of our community. We’ve already been on the map for the unique design and architectural development as a successful planned community.

The focus of Reston was to create living areas combined with quality of life amenities, schools, recreational facilities and offices. There are over 65,000 residents in Reston, and the philosophy still applies with the original idea to live, work and play.

Staying optimistic about the continued growth in Reston leads me to believe that the biggest advantage will be employment opportunity. I say the more we grow, the more jobs and dwellings are available, and the more the economy will   mprove.

And it certainly is exciting to being named as one of Best Places to Live Money's list of America's best small cities.


Carolee Locklear

Serving all of your Ashburn, Chantilly,Fairfax,Herndon, Reston, Leesburg, Mclean and Loudoun County area real estate needs



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Richard Holmquist November 03, 2012 at 02:28 AM
At what point does all this massive growth degrade the quality of life of the residents who live here? It appears you also approve growth when it's forced through over the objections of the citizen organizations, like the 23-story building on Reston Parkway that you mention. What about the potential redevelopment of Reston National Golf Course? Do you support that too? Your blog/ad here on Patch doesn't even consider these things, or how the explosion of growth will change Reston from the highly-rated community that it is now to something completely different.


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