Reston is a community in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area located in western Fairfax County, Virginia. Conceived as an alternative to ailing cities and
sprawling suburbs, Reston, along with Columbia, Maryland, was among the first post–World War II "new towns" in
the United States. Founded in 1964 by Robert E. Simon Jr., Reston took its name from Simon's initials and
represented a kind of urban utopia—a place with swimming pools, community centers, and tennis courts in every
neighborhood and no restrictions b. . .
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