As a lifelong resident of Vienna, over 60 years, I take great pride in representing my town. Established in 1890, the main drag of Vienna got the name of Maple Avenue from the long lane of maples that grew to shade the street. Although those days have passed and the trees have since come and gone, it still maintains its small town charm with amazing access to urban life.
Ideally located between our nation's capitol, wine country and the beach. Minutes to local Town Centers in Reston and Mosaic in Merrifield. Near Route 7, I66, I495, Rt.50 and Rt.29, this town's central location makes ease of access and a family community its two top attractions. With excellent schools, regularly scoring between 8-10 and a mix of single family homes, townhomes and condominiums Vienna is a perfect home for families and singles alike.
Vienna is host to year long celebrations along Church St. and on the Town Green. Nearly every resident marks the date for Viva Vienna, a Memorial weekend long festival with rides, food trucks and vendors up and down Church St. For 70 years, Maple Avenue shuts down for the Halloween Parade; local businesses and clubs plan all year for their floats to entertain the town's dressed up children! Residents reserve spaces along Maple Ave. early in the morning for the 7pm parade. The energy and community feel on this October night best exemplify Vienna's atmosphere. The Town also celebrates with fireworks on the Fourth of July, and an Octoberfest. These periodic celebrations really glue the community together. You can be sure to run into the same community leaders at each event.
Vienna boasts Wolf Trap Farm Park and The Barns at Wolf Trap. Acts from across the globe frequent this venue, with a trend towards more independent musicians. Wolf Trap is a local favorite because of it's laid back atmosphere...BYOB and blankets while you lay on the lawn and enjoy the summer full of outdoor shows. You can't beat that for a summer night! This year, I get to see Paul Simon!
A lot of Craftsmen style homes are being built. Developers are buying lots and rebuilding much grander homes. It is common to see a neighborhood with a combination of older, smaller brick ramblers and larger, newer rebuilds.There are 2 planned neighborhoods with pools (Shouse Village and Lakevale Estates) and three private community pools to join.
Enjoy fine and casual dining at many boutique eateries. If you see me at the Vienna Inn devouring one of their world famous chili dogs please stop and say "hi!" at let me buy you a cold beer, cheers!