Reston is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia. Founded in 1964, Reston was influenced by the Garden City movement that emphasised planned, self-contained communities that intermingled green space, residential neighbourhoods, and commercial development. The intent of Reston's founder, Robert E. Simon, was to build a town that would revolutionise post–World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in suburban America. In 2018, Reston was ranked as the Best Place to Live in Virginia by Money magazine for its expanses of parks, lakes, golf courses, and bridle paths as well as the numerous shopping and dining opportunities in Reston Town Center.
Reston has a population of over 58,400 people.