Bromley Village-Wooded Houses-Reston, VA

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BROMLEY VILLAGE CLUSTER

 

Location and Design

The Bromley Village Cluster is a community in the North Point area of Reston.  It consists of 21 detached houses on two separate roads, Bromley Village Lane and Brandon Hill Way.  Both roads are located between Baron Cameron Parkway and Reston Parkway off of North Village Road.

The Bromley Village Cluster was built in 1984.  The houses are contemporary with wood exteriors.  The designs and colors blend with the surrounding woods.   Unlike the average “wooded” neighborhood, Bromley Village is actually in the woods.  The neighborhood appears to have been inserted into the preexisting landscape.  The houses have no lawns, although they are landscaped, and the road intrusion is minimized by leaving the shoulders unpaved.  While most wooded neighborhoods have a distinct clearing, Bromley Village has more tree cover with only the house sites clearly cleared.

For more information about the community, visit their Association’s website at: http://www.bromleyvillage.org/.  For a video tour of the neighborhood:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW8Qtm1Jbz8

 

Community Amenities

Shopping and Entertainment: The Bromley Village cluster is convenient to shopping of all kinds.  The North Point Village Center is less than half a mile away and can be reached by trail.  It has a Giant food store, gas station, several banks, a selection of restaurants, a gym, dance studio, and a number of retail stores.

The Reston Town Center is just a mile away.  The Town Center offers plenty of shopping and dining as well as a movie theater with eleven screens and BTX auditoriums.  The Town Center also has an open air pavilion that hosts year-round events including concerts, festivals, and ice skating in the winter.  There is a direct trail route from Bromley Village to the Town Center, making it possible to bike or walk.

Bromley Village Cluster’s location, just off of Reston Parkway, increases the availability of convenient shopping.  About half a mile down Reston Parkway is a Home Depot and just beyond that are several more shopping centers marking the start of Elden Street, the commercial mecca of Herndon.

Outdoor Recreation: The Reston Association provides recreational facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, and parks, for the benefit of Reston homeowners, tenants, and guests.  Bromley Village Cluster is convenient to many of these amenities.  Bromley Village abuts the Lake Newport Recreation Area and Autumnwood Park is less than a quarter mile away.  Both have a pool, soccer field, basketball court and playground.  Lake Newport Recreation Area also has a baseball field and volleyball court.  Autumnwood also has tennis courts.

A bit farther away but still less than half a mile from Bromley Village is Brown’s Chapel Park, which has a picnic pavilion, access to Lake Newport, and connections to local trail networks.

Trails: The North Point Loop of the Reston Pathways can be accessed from the Bromley Village Cluster.  Reston Pathways consist of a 55 mile network of multi-use trails, most of which are paved.  Individual trails are identified by both name and color.  The North Point Loop, also called the Pink Trail, provides easy walking access to the North Point Village Center and nearby recreation areas.  The Pink Trail also joins the trail network via the Blue Trail for access to other parts of Reston.

 

Schools

Public: The public schools serving Bromley Village are Aldrin Elementary School, Herndon Middle School, and Herndon High School.  Fairfax County public schools (frequently abbreviated as “FCPS”) are administered by location.  The county is divided into Regions then further divided into “pyramids”.  Each pyramid represents a high school and contains the middle and elementary schools that feed into it.  The locations for elementary schools are called boundaries.  Using this terminology, the Bromley Village Cluster would be located in the Region 1, Herndon High School pyramid and the Aldrin Elementary School boundary.  The FCPS website has more information and can be viewed at http://commweb.fcps.edu/directory/region.cfm.

Private: A number of preschools and private schools for elementary to middle school aged students  are located nearby in Reston, including three Montessori schools , the Oasis School, and Edlin School.  Private schools serving high school students are located in other areas of Fairfax County, notably the Madeira School in McLean and Flint Hill in Oakton.

Higher education: Northern Virginia Community College’s Reston Center is located on Wiehle Avenue, three miles from the Bromley Village Cluster.  In the same building complex is also Marymount University’s Reston Center, offering adult education.

 

Transportation, Public Services

Metro, Bus: The Silver Line Metro Station is just about three and a half miles from Bromley Village.  Public transportation is accessible from the Bromley Village Cluster via Fairfax County’s Reston bus service, RIBS (Reston Internal Bus System).   The RIBS 4 bus runs throughout the day, providing service to the Silver Line Metro Station and other Reston locations.

Car:  Located just off of Reston Parkway, Bromley Village Cluster is convenient to major roadways in the area.  It is easy to reach Route 7, Fairfax County Parkway, and the Dulles Toll Road, which can be accessed one and a half miles from Bromley Village.

Proximity to other public services: The Reston Hospital Center is about one and a half miles away.  The Reston Regional Library is within two miles of Bromley Village.   The post office is about three and a half miles away.  There is a police station about a mile away.

 

Governance

All Bromley Village Cluster homeowners are members of the Bromley Village Cluster Association, a Virginia corporation formed to enable Bromley Village homeowners to self-govern their community.  As members of the community, homeowners share both the benefits and the responsibilities of using and enjoying common areas such as open space, streets, and sidewalks.  While the townhouses and their adjoining properties are individually owned, the street, sidewalks, playground, parking areas, streetlights, and common grounds are owned and maintained by the Association.  Members pay yearly dues to the Association for its operation, including recycling pickup, landscaping, and snowplowing in the winter.  A volunteer Board of Directors is elected to conduct these affairs, including determining the annual assessment amount needed to preserve the value and appeal of the neighborhood and to ensure its comfort and safety for everyone.