Reston is an unincorporated city in Fairfax County. It takes its name from the initials of its first developer, Robert E. Simon, Jr..

In 1961, the Palindrome Company of Robert E. Simon, Jr. purchased 6750 acres of the Sunset Hills Farm from the Lefcourt Realty Corporation.[1]


  1. Willmann, John B. "Sunset Hills is Sold for $12.8 Million." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): C22. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Apr 06 1961. Web. 16 Feb. 2012.

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