NEWPORT SPRINGS CLUSTER
Location and Design
Newport Springs Cluster is a community in the North Point area of Reston. Built in 1989, Newport Springs has 28 townhouses designed with Folk Victorian architecture and set into the woods. The townhouses are grouped into six buildings fronting Newport Spring Court, which travels in a wide curve with a cul-de-sac at the end. The building layout offers a lot of privacy with wide spacing along the road.
The townhouses of the Newport Springs Cluster are three stories with a garage on the first level. Each townhouse has a tall flight of stairs leading to the front entry on the second floor. The end unit townhouses have wrap around porches while the others have recessed front entries. Each townhouse has living space ranging between 1,400 to 1,550 square feet. The lot sizes range from around 1,500 to 2,200 square feet.
The Newport Springs Cluster Association has a website with more information: http://www.newportsprings.org/.
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. Reston Town Center, the city’s urban hub, is less a mile and a half from Concord Green. The Town Center offers plenty of shopping and dining as well entertainment. The Town Center has 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. Newport Springs is convenient to many of these amenities. The Lake Newport Recreation Area and Autumnwood Park are equally close and can be reached on foot (via the Pink Trail) or by car in a matter of minutes. Autumnwood Park has a pool, tennis courts, ball fields, park and playground. Lake Newport Recreation Area also has a pool plus soccer fields, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court, and playground. The Lake Newport tennis courts are less than a mile away, offering six lighted courts.
Trails: The North Point Loop of the Reston Pathways can be accessed from the Newport Springs 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.
Public: The public schools serving Newport Springs 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 Newport Springs 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.
Newport Springs is extremely convenient for elementary school students. It is located very close to the Armstrong Elementary School, which can be reached on foot by the Pink Trail.
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 Newport Springs 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 Newport Springs. Public transportation is accessible from the Newport Springs 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: Newport Springs 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 Newport Springs. The post office is three and a half miles away. There is a police station one and a half miles away.
All Newport Springs homeowners are members of the Newport Springs Cluster Association, a Virginia corporation formed to enable Newport Springs 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.