Ring Road is one of those wonderful, quiet neighborhoods with lovely homes situated on relatively large lots. With a mixture of Colonial, split-level, and ranch, there is something here for everyone. The homes are primarily three or four bedrooms, and most are owner occupied. Like many of the neighborhoods in Reston, Ring Road is very well-maintained and the homes tend to maintain their value over time
Ring Road is named because, not surprisingly, it forms a large ring, off of which are several cul-de-sacs with a range of architectural styles. The neighborhood boasts an RA tennis court, basketball courts, and one of the most popular RA pools in Reston--the Uplands pool, which has a wonderful water feature for children. Since the neighborhood was built in the early 70s, neighborhood children (and adults) have enjoyed the easy walk into Lake Fairfax park, which is less than a mile. Lake Fairfax park is home to the Watermine, as well as camping, hiking trails, baseball and soccer fields, and the beautiful Lake Fairfax.
The Ring Road neighborhood tends to attract urban sophisticates--people who are well traveled, well educated, and enjoy the arts. Neighbors here know each other, and it's common to hear stories of frequent get-togethers (I know of at least one dinner club that makes me wish I lived in the neighborhood).
Despite how quiet Ring Road is, it's is easily accessible to Route 7 and the Dulles Toll Road. The neighborhood will also boast shuttles to the new metro station when it opens.
If you're looking for a single-family home in a friendly and beautiful neighborhood, Ring Road is worth a look.