Chestnut Ridge Cluster-Reston, VA Townhomes

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CHESTNUT RIDGE CLUSTER

Location and Design

The Chestnut Ridge Cluster comprises 127 townhouses located in the North Point area of Reston.  Built in 1987, Chestnut Ridge features an expansive central area with plenty of parking.  Its only road, Twisted Oak Drive, travels in a gradual curve through the neighborhood and forms a loop at the end.  The townhouses are placed along Twisted Oak Drive in groups of four to six.  Parking areas lining the sides of the road optimize the use of the paved roadway and serve as a transitional area between the road and the residences.

The Chestnut Ridge townhouses are built in a Neocolonial style with living space ranging from 1200 to 1500 square feet.  Lot sizes range from 1300 to 2200 square feet.  Each townhouse has a front yard, a back deck or patio, and a walkway from the sidewalk to the front door.  Building setbacks provide privacy and maximize Chestnut Ridge’s open appearance.

For a video tour of Chestnut Ridge Cluster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLcSj_60faI

 

Community Amenities

Shopping and Entertainment: The Chestnut Ridge Cluster is convenient to a range of amenities, starting with the North Point Village Center less than half a mile away.  The North Point Village Center includes a Giant food store, gas station, several banks, a selection of restaurants, a gym, dance studio, and retail stores.  Reston Town Center, the city’s urban hub, is less than two miles away.  The Town Center offers plenty of shopping and dining as well entertainment.   There is an eleven screen movie theater featuring BTX auditoriums and an open air pavilion that hosts year-round events including concerts, festivals, and ice skating in the winter.

Outdoor Recreation: The Reston Association provides recreational facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, and parks, for the benefit of its members.  Chestnut Ridge is close to many of these amenities.  Within walking distance are Autumnwood Park and the Lake Newport Recreation Area both with pools, tennis courts (at Autumnwood Park), ball fields, and playgrounds.  For additional tennis, the Lake Newport tennis courts, featuring six lighted courts, are down the road from Chestnut Ridge.

Trails: The North Point Loop of the Reston Pathways can be accessed from the Chestnut Ridge 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 Chestnut Ridge are Armstrong 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 Chestnut Ridge Cluster would be located in the Region 1, Herndon High School pyramid and the Armstrong 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 Chestnut Ridge 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 three miles from Chestnut Ridge.  Public transportation is accessible from the Chestnut Ridge 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: Chestnut Ridge is convenient to major roadways in the area, including Route 7 and Fairfax County Parkway.  The Dulles Toll Road entrance is less than one mile away.

Proximity to other public services: The Reston Hospital Center is less than two miles away.  The Reston Regional Library is also within two miles of Chestnut Ridge.   The post office is three and a half miles away.  There is a police station one and a half miles away.

 

Governance

All Chestnut Ridge homeowners are members of the Chestnut Ridge Cluster Association, Inc., a Virginia corporation formed to enable Chestnut Ridge homeowners to self-govern the 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.  Members pay yearly dues to the Association for the maintenance of common areas and for other necessary expenses, such as recycling pickup, landscaping, and snowplowing in the winter.  A volunteer Board of Directors is elected to conduct these and other affairs to preserve the value and appeal of the neighborhood and to ensure its comfort and safety for everyone.