Search for your next home by school boundaries; Local spring events

MCE School-Boundary-Search
Image credit McEnearney Associates

Local Real Estate News
The search for the perfect home can be tough, but pair that with getting into the right school district and you may feel stumped. How many times have you looked online, only to fall in love with a misleading property that is not within your preferred school boundary line?

Good news! now offers a School Boundary Search tool to make life a whole lot easier when searching for a new home. It’s simple and easy to use.

Select the Search tab at the top and click Map Search in the drop down menu. From there, select School Search and enter a school district of your choice. Once chosen, a boundary line will appear showing all the active listings within that school district; neat huh? Home buying can be a strenuous task, especially when your children’s education is involved. Give the new feature a whirl, and never doubt your home search again.

NOVA restaurant week 2016
Image credit Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week returns March 7-14, presented by the Greater Reston, Loudoun, Arlington and Prince William Chambers of Commerce. The Virginia Restaurant, Travel and Lodging Association will partner with the participating chambers to bring Northern Virginia Restaurant Week to our dedicated foodies! This week-long dining experience is taking place at a variety of local establishments — from fine dining to fast casual. Click here to see participating restaurants.
— Thanks to the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) for the information

Also presented by the GRCC is the Taste of Reston, scheduled for June 18-19, 2016.

Taste of Reston was voted “2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Best Food Festival in Northern Virginia” by Virginia Living Magazine.

Fairfax High School will host the 4th annual Grow Your Health: Gardening, Local Food and Wellness Festival 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 5, 2016. The cost to attend is $10/adults, free/ages 15 and younger.

The 13th Annual 5K Fund Run to benefit the Walker Nature House and The Friends of Reston will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 2. The is on mostly paved walkways through neighborhoods and wooded parkland. Walkers and children are welcome. Pets or strollers are not permitted. Post-race festivities include an awards ceremony, refreshments and a random prize drawing. T-shirts to all pre-registered participants and walk-ins as supplies last. Click here for more information.

The 16th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival will be April 7-17. Films will be screened at the Angelika Film Center and Café at Mosaic. A festival preview will be held at the Reston Community Center in Hunter Woods 7:30-9:30 p.m. March 22.

The Reston Association will present the Home & Garden Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, rain or shine, at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. The event provides homeowners an opportunity to get advice on interior and exterior home improvements from a variety of experts and exhibitors. The new outdoor location and expanded free event will include many exhibitors (landscapers, roofers, painters, and much more) and workshops on a variety of homeowner related topics. For more information, email

 The Reston Association will also host a spring community yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14 (rain date: May 15), at 12000 Sunrise Valley Drive (across the street from RA). Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items. Registration required to have a booth (booth space = two parking spaces). Tables are not provided. Space is limited. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure space. All sales are final. No refunds unless canceled due to rain. The cost for a booth space is $30/RA members, $40/non-members. All sales are final. No refunds unless cancelled due to rain. Click here for registration form. Contact or call 703-435-6577 for more information.
Did I miss an event happening today? Know about something coming up? Let me know in the comments below.

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