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Old 04-27-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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My realtor has me setup to receive the MLS (rental) properties for Reston. I noticed that I am also seeing some Herndon addresses. Are these two close together? Is the commute really that much more from say Reston to the Pentagon versus Herndon to the Pentagon via public transportation?

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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They're next to each other. Both are large communities with a variety of neighborhoods. You sometimes see them grouped together and called Reston/Herndon.

I'm not sure about public transportation, but I think commute times would be about the same. Both have large Park-N-Ride areas for buses right now, and both will be getting metro stations in the next few years.

Herndon is a town and has city taxes. Herndon was built first, so it's possible to find historic homes there (but not a lot of them). Reston once had a reputation for being artsier but I'm not sure if that's still true. Reston is an HOA and has HOA fees.

These photo tours might help you:

Herndon

Reston-South Lakes

Reston-Town Center and Lake Anne
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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Great! Thanks! I had not seen the photo tour of Herndon before.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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Reston has a Pentagon Express bus (Rt. 595). Herndon may have one, as well. That might be a good thing to google.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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There are some areas, particularly near the north part of Reston and near Fairfax County Parkway (as an example, part of the area bounded by Wiehle and Rte 7 and Fairfax County Parkway and Reston Ave) that I had always thought were north Reston but actually have a Herndon zip code (20170). There are some very nice neighborhoods in this area, too. We recently moved from a townhouse in Reston to a single family home. If we had excluded Herndon zip codes from our search for a Reston area property, we would have missed out on the house that we ended up buying. Our zip code is Herndon, but I usually still say that I live in Reston simply because I'm closer to the conveniences of Reston (grocery, dry cleaner, day care, etc.) and spend most of my time in that area.

Having said that, there are some areas of Herndon that aren't especially close to the main part of Reston which probably won't meet your requirements. I would suggest that you should still look at the Herndon listings and check the map to see the specific location. There are two or three really nice neighborhoods off Reston Avenue behind the 7-11 on Rte 7. One is Caris Glenne. I can't think of the names of the others - these have a Herndon zip, and some very nice houses. (That's not where I live, but we looked at several in this area.) I think some might even be zoned to Langley HS which certainly has a different reputation than Herndon HS.

Anyhow - in my opinion, you should at least take a look at the listings, even if they are not ultimately what works best for your family. Hope you find the perfect home!
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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Also be aware that like other towns in Fairfax County, there's a Town of Herndon, and there's a vast amount of area that's considered Herndon and has a Herndon mailing address, but isn't in the town limits. The latter includes everything south of the Toll Road. Here's a map of the town limits.
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