Right next to Lake Anne Plaza, is a street called Moorings Drive. I think there are a lot of people in the area who think Moorings Drive is a parking lot (it fills on Saturdays in the summer for those shopping at the Reston Farmer’s Market.) Yet there are actually four town home clusters and an apartment complex off Moorings Drive. It’s one of Reston secret neighborhoods; the kind of community where people move in and never want to move out.
The clusters off Moorings Drive are a wonderful mix of the different styles of Reston town homes. This neighbor is not only charming, it’s quiet and close to everything.
Tour of Moorings Drive
Brookshire is the first cluster on the left. It’s one of the first clusters built in Reston in 1964 and 65, and one of Reston’s smallest. Despite it’s humble size, it has an impressive ratio of green space to homes — 5 acres to 26 homes. These two and three bedroom townhomes feature an average of 1,500 square feet of living space. These small colonial style homes are favorites for young families and singles.
Next up is Chatham Colony Cluster. This is also a small cluster with about 45 homes, although they are quite a bit larger than their neighbors. Each also has a wooded backyard. These colonial style townhomes have brick exteriors, shuttered windows, and two designated parking spaces. With three bedrooms and full basements, each home offers plenty of space for growing families and empty nesters alike. And like most Reston homes built in the 1970’s, each has beautiful hardwood floors and large windows.
Next on the tour is Wyndmere Cluster. Built in 1992, it’s the newest addition to this area. These townhomes are more contemporary and feature vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms. Listings in this cluster rarely come up, and when they do, they go fast! Like all of the townhome clusters off moorings, residents have access to Lake Anne.
Finally, there is Moorings Cluster, built between 1971 and 1972. These 50 spacious three- to five-bedroom townhomes have fantastic views of Lake Anne (70% are direct lakefront properties). What makes these townhomes especially unique is that each of the homes has a garage. That makes up for the tight street parking.
Walking to Lake Anne, jogging on the nearby Reston Association paths, or getting to Reston Town Center in a matter of minutes are just a few of the perks of living off Moorings Drive. It’s also close to ballparks, pools, tennis courts, the sprinkler park (off North Shore Drive) and more. Many residents have small boats and canoes that they take out on Lake Anne, enjoying a leisurely paddle to the plaza for concerts, festivals and dining. In the summer, residents can walk to the popular Farmer’s Market and Reston Market. Neighborhood residents attend Reston’s Lake Anne Elementary, Langston Hughes Middle and South Lakes High School.
All of the clusters off Moorings Drive have easy access to main roads and public transportation.