Reston is laterally bisected into three large thousand-acre-plus areas. Baron Cameron Avenue and the Dulles Toll Road are the two arterials that divide Reston into three segments, North Reston, the Lake Anne section, and the South Reston area.
Reston has transformed itself into a major business and cultural center that offers a quality of life that has attracted some of the most progressive business enterprises and creative entrepreneurs in the country. In the last 10 years there has been an explosion of technology, telecommunications and software companies moving into the Northern Virginia area, hence the reference The Northern Virginia Technology Corridor. In fact, if the corridor was combined into one city, it would be the 10th largest in the United States.
Today, Reston finds itself as a vital and vibrant business place that attracts employees from Maryland, West Virginia, eastern Fairfax County and Loudoun County. With its easy accessibility to Dulles International Airport and its location in the hub of the Dulles Corridor, Reston is the core of business in the region.
The Reston Town Center, an axis of remarkable restaurants, upscale shops, entertainment facilities and an outdoor ice skating rink, serves as a gathering place for Reston city dwellers and the business community. As its quality of life and business opportunities surge, Reston will continue to be an example of a successful planned community.
Reston was founded in 1965 and endeavored to create a new community that was open to people of all walks of life. Built around five lakes, it was landscaped with plentiful shops, ample green areas and commercial space. Named as the nation's first zoned residential planned community, Reston was designed as a community where its residents could live, go to school, work and play.