Getting Around

VY / Reston Heights is one of the few neighborhoods offering plenty of places to visit and try without having to go far. With direct access to shops and conveniences outside your door, you may never have to leave. But if you do decide to venture beyond your immediate neighborhood, you are a half a mile walk from numerous shops and dining experiences at both Reston Town Center and Plaza America.

Living at VY / Reston Heights means you are living in one of the most connected cycling communities in the Northern Virginia area. With over 55 miles of trails throughout the town itself and nearby access to the Washington & Old Dominion trail, getting around Northern Virginia by bike has never been easier.

VY / Reston Heights also has bicycle storage rooms and a bike maintenance center onsite, so your bike will be secure and well maintained at all times.

Don’t have your own bike? No problem. There are 15 Capital Bikeshare stations throughout Reston to help you get around quickly and connect you with various points throughout the region who also have Capital Bikeshare stations, like Tysons, Arlington, and D.C.

Your home is served by numerous, affordable bus routes connecting you to places throughout your immediate community in Reston and beyond. All Fairfax Connector rides are only $2.00 per trip, and they are often free when connecting to another bus or discounted when hopping on the Metro after your ride. Here are some of the places you can journey by bus:




Reston Station

Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station

Fairfax Connector


Plaza America

Reston International Center

Hunter Woods Village Center

Reston South Park & Ride

Fox Mill Plaza

Franklin Farm Village Shopping Center

Fairfax Connector


Reston Town Center

Reston Station

Lake Anne

Fairfax Connector


VY / Reston Heights is only half a mile from the future Reston Town Center Metro Station on the Silver Line, which will connect you directly with points west of VY / Reston Heights (like Herdon, Dulles International Airport, and Ashburn) and east of VY Reston Heights (like Reston Station, Tysons, Arlington, and D.C.).

Until your own Metro station opens, VY / Reston Heights is a quick bike ride or bus transfer from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, which connects you directly to points east, like Tysons, Arlington, and D.C.

If you’re looking for a new way to get to work, Commuter Connections  operates a regional database where commuters can submit their home and work locations and find a potential carpool match. Best of all, it’s entirely FREE!

Carpooling is a convenient and affordable commute choice for getting around the DC Metro Area, and it also lets you take advantage of HOV Lanes on highways like the Dulles Toll Road and the ExpressLanes on I-495 and I-95.

If you’re interested in registering to carpool, visit Commuter Connections online (link to Commuter Connections), where you can get information on registering, where local Park and Ride lots are, and other great carpooling tips!

If your employer gives you the option to telework, you should consider taking advantage of another great way to cut down on your commuting costs, especially since there are many options for teleworking at VY / Reston Heights. Whether you decide to work from the comfort of your own home or from the numerous locations throughout the complex with wireless internet access, you can be productive while not spending a minute in traffic getting to and from the office.