Reston was the vision of Robert E. Simmon Jr., founded in 1964, it was the first planned community in Virginia. It set the new standard for clustering homes together to promote open space, fields, trees and parks for creating a more desirable physical appearance and environmental quality for the community. Reston takes its name from its founder’s initials, R.E.S. and the British suffix for town, creating Reston. It’s founding principals are “Live, Work, Play and Get Involved” and this motto still resonates in the community today.