Blog :: 06-2016

Fairway Drive and Hook Road, North Reston, VA

Fairway Drive Reston VirginiaBuilt in the 1960s, the Fairway Drive and Hook Road (which literally hooks off Fairway around the baseball fields and tennis courts) neighborhood in the Lake Anne area of Reston is the perfect spot for anyone who wants to be able to walk to everything. This neighborhood backs up to the Hidden Creek Country Club golf course, and so most of the houses have an amazing view.

With a few exceptions, the single family homes are classic contemporary style, most with three or four bedrooms. The homes are typically two-story, and many have brick exteriors.

The homes on Hook road line only one side of the street. The inner space of the horseshoe houses a baseball diamond for little league, RA tennis courts, and a basketball court provides entertainment all summer. And there is plenty of room to lay out a blanket for a family picnic.

Fairway Drive and Hook Road are a quick walk to Lake Anne Village Center, and just a little further to Reston Town Center. Lake Anne Elementary School is just across the street, making morning walks to school a breeze. This charming, quiet (well, except for little league games) neighborhood is the perfect location for any family that wants to be in the middle of everything but still live in an established neighborhood.

Where to See the Fireworks in Reston Area

Fourth of July in Reston VACan you believe it’s almost July 4? We had such a cool spring, that it doesn’t feel like summer yet. But it is. And it’s time to think about where you want to watch the fireworks this year. Fortunately, we have a ton of options near Reston. Here is a run down:

If you want to take a drive: Everyone should go see the fireworks on the National Mall. And if you want to really feel like a local, you won’t actually go down to the Mall—you’ll watch them from one of several vantage points nearby. The Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) in Arlington, Virginia near the Rosslyn Metro station is great, and you can hop on the Metro after to get home with no fuss. There are also areas along the Virginia side of the Potomac River that you can reach from George Washington Memorial Parkway, again allowing for an easy exit to get home. The Gravelly Point parking lot, which is about a quarter mile from the 14th Street Bridge, is also convenient.

If you want to stay local, that works too.

  • The local Reston fireworks are at Lake Fairfax Park. (1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, Virginia. (703) 471-5415. Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m.) If that even feels like too much of a drive, the hill by Forrest Edge Elementary School offers a great view.
  • In the Town of Herndon, they’re at Bready Park, Herndon Community Center (814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, Virginia. (703) 787-7300.) Make an evening of it for the children with face painting, balloon sculpturing, bingo and crafts beginning at 6:30 p.m. There is music at 7 p.m., and the main fireworks event is at 9:30 p.m.
  • Vienna is just a hop, skip and jump—and the July 4 festivities are worth it. Everything happens at the Vienna Community Center (120 Cherry Street Southeast, Vienna, Virginia). Starting at 11:00 a.m. there are arts and crafts, food, live music, vendors, and games. Fireworks are at 9:15 p.m. at Southside Park on Ross Dr.

Whatever you choose to do, have a fun and safe holiday!

Loving Life at Cabot's Point Cluster In Reston's South Lakes

Reston VA South LakesAh, summer! Imagine wandering out your back door and down to your private dock, where you launch your canoe for a lazy paddle around the lake. Sound perfect? It is. And that dream can become your reality.

Cabot’s Point Cluster in South Reston is a beautiful community of cedar patio homes sitting on Lake Audubon, Reston's largest lake.

Built in the early- to mid-1980s, these townhomes have a distinctive contemporary design with sharp right angles and sun-drenched cedar siding. Rather than the adjoining walls typical of most townhouse developments, two-car garages attach these units. The yards are beautifully landscaped, and common areas provide a wooded setting. The homes have one or two decks and are staggered along winding, narrow cul-de-sacs that give the impression of a small village. Many units have lake views; all have lake access.

Did I mention it’s also private? The neighborhood is so secluded that many people don't realize there are houses back there. And the resident’s like it that way. I’ll tell you how to find it though—you enter from South Lakes Drive, across the street from South Lakes High School.

Cabot’s Point may be close to every activity Reston has to offer (including the Reston Metro station), but for many residents, lazy evenings on the lake are the leisure activity of choice.

Homes don’t often come on the market here, that’s how much the residents love their neighborhood. So if you see one, jump on the opportunity immediately. And then go shopping for a new canoe.

Tennis or Golf Anyone? You Got it in Reston!

Golf Courses in Reston VAWhen I think of summer sports, two come to mind: tennis and golf. Especially in Reston, with our two golf courses and 58 tennis courts. On those glorious days when the sun is shining and a light breeze carries the aroma of honeysuckle through the air, getting outside to play golf or tennis just feels like the right thing to do. If you're new to Reston, here is the low down on local golf and tennis:

Reston Golf Courses

Legendary golf architect Ed Ault built both of Reston's beautiful courses: Hidden Creek Country Club and Reston National Golf Course.

Hidden Creek Country Club

The Hidden Creek Country Club course is a classic, playable design renowned for its meticulously landscaped tees and greens where beautiful plants and flowers adorn each hole. This PGA-quality course is a favorite for serious golfers. Click here for club membership information.

Reston National Golf Course

Located in South Reston, Reston National Golf Course is Reston's public golf course. This secluded course is full of shaded fairways that provide a tranquil environment for any kind of golf outing you can imagine. Visit the restaurant or the clubhouse before or after your game to prolong the fun. Click here to book your tee time. 

Reston Tennis Courts

Restonians love tennis! Good thing Reston Association has 52 tennis courts in Reston, and Hidden Creek Country Club has 6. There is a tennis court, lesson, or league for everyone. The beauty of tennis is anyone of any skill level can play it--you don't have to be good to enjoy getting out and hitting the ball around. 

Reston Association Tennis Courts

For the Reston Association tennis courts, obtaining a pass is a simple matter of visiting the RA website or the customer service center at RA headquarters. Reston Association Tennis is a USTA certified Community Tennis Association and the courts include 26 lighted courts, 8 clay courts, 6 quick start courts, and 3 practice walls.

RA offers lessons for children and adults, league play, flights, and challenge ladders to all RA members as well as non-members owning a valid Tennis membership pass. The Reston Tennis Association was voted by Virginia Living magazine readers to be one of the Best Tennis Clubs in Northern Virginia! The USTA Mid-Atlantic awarded Reston Tennis Association as Section Organization of the Year.

Hidden Creek Country Club Tennis

Hidden Creek has six lighted tennis courts, two of which are permanent indoor heated courts that allow for year round play in cold or wet weather. Tennis pros are available for group and private instruction, team practices, cardio tennis, and junior tennis camps. You do need to be a member to reserve the courts.