Lake Anne Merchants Association
Welcome to the home of the Lake Anne Merchants Association. Lake Anne’s “Washington Plaza” was the first Village Center built as part of Robert E. Simon’s planned community, Reston. Today the Plaza sits in a Historic Overlay District, and is home to a diverse and vibrant community of merchants and businesses. Come visit us!
About Lake Anne Plaza
Lake Anne was the first Village Center built as part of Robert E. Simon, Jr.’s planned community, or “New Town”, Reston. Today the Plaza sits in a Historic Overlay District, and is home to a diverse and vibrant community, locally owned businesses, community amenities, and fine dining. Come experience “Living Local” at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Virginia!
How Lake Anne Came to Be
Reston was founded in 1963 is named for its founder Robert E. Simon, Jr.(RESton). An important part of Reston’s conception was planning for seven village centers (though only five were ultimately built) and one town center. Lake Anne Plaza was the first village center constructed, and is the historic heart of Reston.
Lake Anne Plaza Wide Events
Lake Anne Plaza is host to many great events throughout the year. From our weekly seasonal farmers and craft markets, to events such as art and food festivals, community yoga and fitness classes, a cardboard boat regatta, and our annual jazz and roots music festivals, there is something for everyone at Lake Anne!