Samson Realty Reston VA Real Estate - Northern Virginia
 The Plaza, the heart of the Village on Lake Anne - The Chimey House condos are above the retail shops and restaurants below.

Lake Anne Real Estate
Reston VA 20190

Above: Lake Anne Plaza on the water, the heart of beautiful Lake Anne Village.  Below: The Heron House hi-rise condominiums on and overlooking the waterfront and the boardwalk. 
The Heron House water front hi-rise condominiums on beautiful Lake Anne. These condos overlook the water and the boardwalk that is just a short walk to the shops and restaurants on the Plaza. Prime waterfront condo real estate.

About Lake Anne Village & Plaza

Lake Anne is the showcase of the first “new town” developed in the United States post World War II. Built in the 1960’s, the Village and Plaza are now approaching 40 years old. Although, it was built as the model for a new way to live and work; time, age,  deterioration and maybe more so lack of promotion has affected its economic viability. 

Robert E. Simon was clearly the visionary who brought together the revolutionary design for Reston and sold the concept to local government. His vision of Reston has been borrowed from and copied ever since, across the region, country and world. In my opinion, Lake Anne Village was Mr. Simon's masterpiece ... a wonderful concept and design in the 1960's and certainly those concepts and that design have withstood the test of time and Lake Anne remains a wonderful place to live, shop and work.

The Village is now the subject of a revitalization effort and hopefully it will result in a profitable commercial core for the future. The commercial base needs to be tailored to what the adjoining communities can financially support while attracting the necessary drive-in traffic to make the small businesses, shops and restaurants economically viable. The Plaza suffers from poor to nonexistent public relations and poorly mixed shops with unnecessary duplication. The merchants need to be flexible to offer varied products and services and to have those markets change and vary with the seasons.

Lake Anne, the Village and the Plaza remain one of the most truly beautiful places in all of Northern Virginia ... the real problem is that all the natural and architectural beauty ... remains largely a well-kept secret. I think we will see good things from the Village in the future and hopefully revitalization will make it sustainable.

John Thompson, Realtor - Samson Realty - Northern Virginia Real Estate Specialist - Buyers, Sellers, Residential, New Homes, Relocation, Investors, First Time Buyers - 4 % - 4 1/2 % Full Service Listings - Cashback to Homebuyers
John Thompson
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Samson Realty, LLC

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The Plaza and waterfront as seen through the Sycamore trees on. A variety of real estate surrounds both the Plaza and the Village; condominiums, town homes and detached. Many offer water access, water view and the select are waterfront.
Looking through mature Sycamore trees across the Plaza and down to the waterside. Heron House can be seen, far right.


Reston VA MLS


Reston Association
Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association


Fairfax County Government


Fairfax County Public Schools 
Lake Anne ES
Langston Hughes MS
South Lakes HS


Lake Anne Plaza - Merchants & Shops Directory
Reston Community Center - On the Plaza
Reston Historic Trust - Storefront Museum
Lake Anne Coffee House - Good Coffee
Body by Geoff, Inc. - Health & Fitness Studio
Reston's Used Books -
Reston Art Gallery - In Heron House
The Reston Market - Convenience Sore
Vogue to Vintage Consignments
Small Change Consignments 
Lake Anne Hair Design & Barber Shop - WiFi Access


RA Water Policies

Reston Paths
Reston Runners Courses

Lake Anne - Fairfax County Revitalization

Reston Chamber of Commerce
Reston Hospital Center
Reston Chorale

The Smithsonian 
Udvar-Hazy Center - Smithsonian Air & Space Annex
Wolftrap Farm Park (Performing Arts)
The Kennedy Center - Performing Arts (DC)
Algonkian Regional Park (NVRPA)
Watermine Family Swimming Hole (FCPA) 
Great Falls Park (National Park Service)
Watermine Family Swimming Hole (FCPA) 

DC Metro Area Restaurant Guide


Link Info - Transportation and Commuting Info
Metrorail Map

Metrorail & Metrobus
Amtrak - Union Station - Washington, DC

Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA
Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD
Baltimore Washington International Airport - BWI

Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance 
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission


Telephone - Verizon Telephone
Electric - Dominion VA Power
Water & Sewer - Fairfax County Water Authority 
Natural Gas - Washington Gas 
Natural Gas - Columbia Gas of Virginia
Cable - Comcast Cable


Lake Anne Plaza - In the Village on the Lake
Reston Town Center - Shops (Fairfax Co.)
Tysons Corner Center - Shopping Mall (Fairfax Co.)
Tysons Galleria - Shopping Mall (Fairfax Co.)
Fair Oaks Mall - Shopping Mall (Fairfax Co.)
Dulles Town Center - Shopping Mall (Loudoun Co.)
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets - (Loudoun Co.)


Washington Post - Newspaper
Washington Examiner
- Newspaper
Connection Newspapers
Times Community Newspapers
Herndon Observer - Newspaper

Washingtonian - On-Line Magazine

NBC 4 - NBC Affiliate
WTTG 5 - FOX Affiliate
WJLA 7 - ABC Affiliate
News 8 - News Channel 8
WUSA 9 - CBS Affiliate
WDCA 20 - UPN Affiliate
WETA 26 - Public Broadcasting

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This Links Page is made available as a public service to residents and prospective residents of Reston, VA and the communities and villages of: Lake Anne Village, Chimney House, Washington Plaza, Quayside, North Shore, Fellowship House, and Heron House.  A variety of waterfront, water view and water access real estate is available within short walking distance of the Plaza. No warranties or representations are implied or intended and all information contained herein should be confirmed or verified by the reader. 

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