My family and I have enjoyed watching the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Silver Line being built along the Technology corridor in Reston and in Tyson’s Corner. Phase 1 of the Silver Line will be completed during the winter of next year!
Phase 1 will include 5 Metro Stations, 4 in Tyson’s Corner and 1 in Reston at Wiehle Ave. Passengers will be able to take the Silver Line all the way to Stadium/Armory in D.C. without having to transfer trains.
Will Phase 2 be constructed?
Yes. Loudoun County voted back in July to support the construction of the final phase of the Silver Line. The second phase will include 6 Stations including Reston Town Center, Dulles Airport and Ashburn Stations. Anticipated completion of the project is 2018.
This project is a huge accomplishment for the area. It will allow professionals to travel back and forth from D.C. while living in the Western Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties. For monthly updates and more information on the new Silver Line click here.
***Update New Silver Line is expected to open January 2014 and with new construction beginning with the rest of line at the same time
***Latest Update has the Silver Line being opened in the Spring or Summer of 2014. Currently the software system used to drive the train is experiencing enough issues that they have not released the Metro line into the hands of the WMATA. Once these non safety issues are repaired the Metro line will be up and running.
****2014 Update. Sadly the Metro shows no sign of opening due to the software issues they have been dealing with for over a year.
Reston is a planned community in Northern Virginia located in Fairfax County. This post war community enables residents to be within a half mile walk of the shops and eateries. Reston was developed to include five village centers and one town center. The Reston Town Center is a great place to grab a bite to eat, check out the local arts and shop. This area is convenient to live in if you’re a young professional, active adult or even a family with children.
Reston is comfortably located near the Dulles Toll Road and Fairfax County Parkway. Reston is in the heart of the Dulles Technology Corridor with many employers located in Reston. Washington Dulles International Airport is also within 10 minutes of Reston. The Dulles Corridor Silver Line Metrorail Project is currently being constructed and the Monroe stop projected to be completed in 2013. The project will eventually be a convenient way to travel east to D.C. and west to Dulles Airport. For the active individual the W& OD Trail runs directly through Reston.
My friends and family that live in Reston are always commenting how beautiful the artificial lakes and wooded areas are. Reston has four lakes; Lake Anne, Lake Thoreau, Lake Newport, and Lake Audubon. Lake front homes line the shores and many walking paths are throughout each lake area. Lake Anne Plaza is a neat place to grab a bite to eat, check out local thrift shops or just sit outside on a nice day by the water. The Reston community also has no shortage of athletic fields and community pools. If you are looking for a condo, townhome or single-family home consider Reston, VA.