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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We're #10, Again! Yet Another List Places Reston Among Fastest-Growing Cities in Virginia

UrlLook out Merrifield, Kingstown, Waynesboro, Short Pump, and Marumsco (wherever that is) -- Reston is on the move! In yet another one of the listicles that are akin to catnip for "web loggers," some website ranked Reston as the tenth-fastest-growing city in Virginia. Despite all its awesome, Tysons only ranked 15th. Excelsior!

Nerdwallet's "City on the Rise" rankings were based on population growth, employment growth, and income growth. According to the website, Reston's "Census Designated Place" -- since we all know that Reston is most certainly Not a City -- working-age population increased 7.6 percent between 2010 and 2012, while employment growth rose a modest 0.8 percent. But all that strapping bombs to dolphins sweeeeeeeet contracting work from Uncle Sugar paid off, as median incomes in Reston grew 8.7 percent to $78,642 -- the equivalent of clicking the "who's your baby's daddy" ad on the top of this "web log" approximately 4.7 billion times.

Between this heady news and our recent ascension to near the very top of the best places for rich singles, no wonder Jackson's is one of the top grossing restaurants in the country. Add a couple of bocce courts and a Cheesecake Factory, and we'll be golden!

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