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Old 10-15-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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BTW, it's listed as one of the 25 Best Places to Kiss in Virginia and I totally agree!



OK normie, 'fess up. Who've you been kissing out on that bridge???!
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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So how much do those condos run - the funky ones right on the plaza above the shops?
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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A Walk Around Lake Anne

After you cross the bridge you walk through a townhouse neighborhood called Waterview Cluster. Since trees are such a prominent feature of this neighborhood I’m adding a few shots I took of last March to let you see what it looks like with leaves off the trees.









Just imagine this view in about 2 weeks when the leaves hit peak.


One final March shot. This is the same spot in March—amazing how many town houses are hidden behind those trees.

Now... back to October photos.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Kayaks and a tiny little beach.

About 2/3 along the way the trail heads inland toward Tall Oaks Center. Take the sidewalk to the left which leads to a single family home neighborhood.



Yup, the house is expensive and the owners are probably successful career people... but the mailbox amuses me. It's is a tip off to the hippy-dippy roots of Lake Anne that many of the original home owners still cherish.



An example of how the walking trails intersect with the roads.


At Wiehle, the trail dips below the road, adding a sense of security and even some sound proofing for people sitting on the benches.


The view from one of the benches along Wiehle.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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North Side of the Lake

We’re now heading down the north side of the lake, back towards the Plaza. There are mostly townhouses on this side, just a few single family homes (and they’re mostly at the eastern edge of the lake). The trail runs behind the townhomes, but there are many nice views between the town homes, as well as access points. There are also a few docks where you can launch kayaks.








These people are walking by a pretty little inlet that has a nice dock. This is where I see most of the people launching kayaks.






You can definitely tell a lot of artists live here.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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So how much do those condos run - the funky ones right on the plaza above the shops?
Not sure about the ones above the shops, but here's one of the Chimney House ones (that's the building on the lake, abutting the plaza). I guess their about the same price (although the plaza condos might be a little less, they're cute but relatively small).

1672 Chimney House Rd, Reston, VA, 20190 - MLS #FX7183328 - Condo/Townhome/Row Home/Co-Op real estate - REALTOR.com® (http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1672-Chimney-House-Rd_Reston_VA_20190_1113398885 - broken link)
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Not sure about the ones above the shops, but here's one of the Chimney House ones (that's the building on the lake, abutting the plaza). I guess their about the same price (although the plaza condos might be a little less, they're cute but relatively small).

1672 Chimney House Rd, Reston, VA, 20190 - MLS #FX7183328 - Condo/Townhome/Row Home/Co-Op real estate - REALTOR.comĀ® (http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1672-Chimney-House-Rd_Reston_VA_20190_1113398885 - broken link)
Wow. That's a lot more than I thought.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Well, Margery or JfromReston should chime in here. I'm not a realtor, I could be wrong.

BTW, when we first moved here, the trees planted in front of the Reston houses and between the townhouses were about the same size as the trees in Brambleton. So consider this a peak at what Brambleton's trees will look like in a few decades.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Excellent pics, normie! I think the townhouses are most cute - I like the squatter, less ostentatious styles of the older THs as opposed to the six-story seeming-to-tilt-into-the-street King of Duke St. monstrosities that are being built today. My favorite thing about the Lake Anne townhomes, though, is the mature tree cover - how the homes seem to be sort of hidden in the woods. *sigh*
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Wow. That's a lot more than I thought.
Homes in Reston are surprisingly expensive for being this far removed from the city.
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