Reston, uninc. city (1990 pop. 48,556), Fairfax co., N Va., a planned community established in 1961. A suburb of Washington, D.C., Reston is organized in a series of residential villages and commercial areas. With over 2,000 businesses, it is headquarters for several major corporations as well as the U.S. Geological Survey. High-technology research and development are important.

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