CONCORD GREEN CLUSTER
Location and Design
The Concord Green Cluster is a community in the North Point area of Reston. Concord Green has 55 townhouses built in 1983 and two private roads, Harvest Green Court and Harvest Green Drive. There are nine separate buildings, each comprising a group of attached townhouses, on the two roads, seven on Harvest Green Court and two on Harvest Green Drive.
The townhouses are designed with architectural features resembling a Garrison Ranch house. They have different exteriors, including vinyl or aluminum siding and brick, with plain front entrances except for one front porch design. The townhouses range from 930 square feet to 1300 square feet of living space. The lots are range from around 1000 to 1800 square feet. Many have a back patio enclosed by a fence.
The topography of Concord Green Cluster is naturally aesthetic, with surface features that have been preserved in its development. Concord Green’s building layout enhances the rolling hills and the open areas of land that are reminiscent of a golf course with soft green grass and small stands of trees. The surrounding woods complement the landscape.
For a video tour of the neighborhood: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cki92qq8XPU
Shopping and Entertainment: The Concord Green cluster is convenient to a range of amenities, starting with the North Point Village Center, just minutes away by car or on foot. 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. The close proximity of Concord Green to Reston Parkway makes Herndon shopping centers very easy to reach, with Home Depot about a block own the street.
Reston Town Center is a little over a mile from Concord Green. The Town Center is Reston’s urban hub with plenty of shopping and dining. Entertainment at the Town Center includes 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 Reston homeowners, tenants, and guests. Concord Green is convenient to the Lake Newport Recreation Area and the Autumnwood Park. Both have a pool, soccer field, basketball court and playground. Lake Newport Rec. Area also has a baseball field and volleyball court. Autumnwood also has tennis courts.
A bit farther away but still within a mile is Brown’s Chapel Park for access to multiple trail networks, the Lake Newport tennis courts, featuring six lighted courts, plus facilities for other sports-baseball, basketball, volleyball. Brown’s Chapel Park. also has a pavilion for large scale picnicking and provides access to Lake Newport for small, non-motorized boating or fishing.
Trails: Reston Pathways, consisting of a 55 mile network of multi-use trails, most of which are paved, can be accessed easily from Concord Green. Individual trails of the Reston Pathways network 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.
Public: The public schools serving Concord Green 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 Concord Green 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 Concord Green 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 Concord Green. Public transportation is accessible from the Concord Green 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: Concord Green is convenient to Reston Parkway and 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 one and a half miles away. The Reston Regional Library is also within a mile and a half of Concord Green. The post office is three miles away. There is a police station about a mile away.
All Concord Green homeowners are members of the Concord Green Cluster Association, a Virginia corporation formed to enable Concord Green 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.