In 2012, CNN Money Magazine ranked Reston as the 7th Best Place to Live in the United States. It was the first planned community of the modern era. The Lake Anne Plaza area of the town was created to resemble Portofino, Italy. The Lake Anne village provides unique architectural themes that are consistent throughout the buildings, including the gas stations, churches, and schools. This area of the city is also home to art galleries, museums, restaurants, and local shops. Interestingly, no chain restaurants are allowed in Lake Anne. However, other portions of Reston provide modern shopping centers and supermarkets. In addition to the shops, the city is zoned for special areas such as wildflower meadows, golf courses, wooded areas, common grounds, bike paths, pools, and bridges.

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Located in Fairfax County, Reston, Virginia is home to over 58,000 residents. The city of Reston is known throughout the world as a planned community that was founded in 1964. It built in hopes of revolutionizing post-World War 11 land use and suburban neighborhood concepts. This area is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and it has several beautiful homes. Many homes are smaller townhomes that are more affordable. There are also some luxury residences that have more space and land.

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