SUMMER RIDGE CONDOS
Location and Design
The Summer Ridge Condos are located in the North Point area of Reston. Summer Ridge was built in 1987-1988 containing 170 condos in a layout of seventeen buildings of two and three stories. There are two streets in the neighborhood, Summerchase Circle, which enters from Lake Newport Road and Summerchase Court, which forms a cul-de-sac for a bit more privacy. The North Point Village Center is right next door, providing extreme convenience to a range of commercial offerings including retail, grocery, dining, and fitness.
Summer Ridge offers three different incredibly spacious condo models. Each model has an open floor plan that is enhanced with large picture windows and/or glass sliding doors opening onto a back patio or balcony. The June Model is 665 square feet with one bedroom and one bath; the July Model is 952 square feet with two bedrooms and one and a half baths; and the August Model is 1042 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths.
The Summer Ridge Condos have a lot of nicely landscaped open space. There is parking in front of the buildings. The exterior design of the buildings is tastefully contemporary with cross gabled roofs. The front facing gables are above a column of recessed balconies forming an opening with a decorative semicircular arch formation at the top.
For more information about the community, visit the Summer Ridge Condo Association website at: www.summerridge.com.
Shopping and Entertainment: The Summer Ridge Condos are convenient to a range of amenities, starting with the directly adjacent North Point Village Center. 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. Within walking distance of Summer Ridge is the Lake Newport Recreation Area offering a pool, soccer fields, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court, and playground. Also nearby is Autumnwood Park offering tennis courts as well as a pool, ball fields, and playground. Less than a mile down the road from Summer Ridge are the Lake Newport tennis courts, featuring six lighted courts, and the Browns Chapel Recreation Area, 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 across the street from the Summer Ridge Condos. 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 from the North Point Village Center to nearby recreation areas and joins the trail network via the Blue Trail for access to other parts of Reston.
Public: The public schools serving Summer 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 Summer Ridge Condos 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: Within Reston are also some higher education options. Northern Virginia Community College’s Reston Center is located on Wiehle Avenue, three miles from the Summer Ridge Condos. 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 about three miles from Summer Ridge. Public transportation is accessible from the Summer Ridge Condos 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: To get around by car, Summer Ridge 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 two miles 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 Summer Ridge. The post office is three and a half miles away. There is a police station one and a half miles away.
All Summer Ridge Condo owners are members of the Summer Ridge Condo Association, a Virginia corporation formed to enable Summer 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.