While this filthy "web log" isn't exactly pulling in the big bucks, advertising-wise (does no one need to figure out who their baby's daddy is anymore?), we're basking in the reflected glow of our near-North Reston neighbors.
You see, our BFFs at Reston2020 pointed out that the neighborhoods bounded by Baron Cameron, Wiehle, and Rt. 7 are among the wealthiest in the nation. More specifically, "Brandermill-Hunters End ranks #665 among the top 1,000 wealthiest neighborhoods in the country and #15 among the 28 qualifying wealthiest neighborhoods in the Washington, DC's Virginia suburbs according to the 2010 Higley 1000," which apparently is A Thing, as the kids no longer say.
Most of these neighborhoods are just beyond the pale of Reston proper, although the shaded area does include one neighborhood with required color schemes that also happens to be plagued by the scourge of
nearby commonersincessant barking from the adjoining doggy park. There goes the Census block!
Our BFFs at Reston2020 make the argument that this pocket of wealth speaks to the enduring value of Reston's principles, which dictated that the well-off and less-so would live side by side, in grand lakefront houses backing to
particleboard shantytowns townhouses and condos. Yes, but it also speaks to what we're seeing as the continuing deviation of Reston's newer development from the Ford Focus future we've been warned to expect, as that sweet sweet gubmint money goes away from strapping bombs to dolphins fortifying the region's economy. But we -- and perhaps, our dogs -- will still be able to see how the other half 1 percent live, the end.