Located on the outskirts of our nation's capital, the city of Reston is one of the best places to call home in the Old Dominion. A planned community that has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention in recent years, there are plenty of beautiful Reston apartments for rent that could be the perfect home for you and your family. Full of mid-Atlantic charm, loads of recreational fun and community togetherness, there are many reasons to make apartments for rent in Reston your new home. Whether you commute to D.C. or stay in town, Reston is great place to be.
CNN/Money Magazine placed Reston as seventh on the best places in the country to live in 2012, and if you have seen just a few of the Reston apartments for rent here, you'll understand why. Reston sits on a beautiful and majestic setting in the Virginia countryside, which explains the city's numerous nature programs that promote hiking, paddling and marshmallow roasting all over the city. There are more than 1,300 acres of open space, 15 different pools and several community events to explore for you and your family to explore when you're living in Reston apartments.
Reston has seen a modest gain in population over the years and is growing in diversity as well as numbers. However, like many other suburbs of Washington, D.C., the cost of living can be high. According to City-Data, the index in 2012 was around 34 percent more expensive for residents looking at Reston apartments for rent compared to other U.S. cities. The cost of a gallon of gas and commute time is also 11 percent more than the rest of the state, according to AreaVibes. However, the median household income is more than $36,000 than other communities in Virginia, so many people who live in apartments in Reston are able to live here without breaking the bank.
The city is only 20 minutes from the nation's capital, so many people commute to D.C. for work while living in Reston. However, according to the Reston Association, about one-third of the city lives and works here too, so Reston isn't just your typical commuter city. According to Education Portal, the three closest colleges and universities include Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University and Marymount University. There are also several institutions in the D.C. available to Reston residents that are just minutes away.