RESTON, VA, (WUSA9) -- Reston turns 50-years-old and its founder is also celebrating a milestone. Robert E. Simon turns 100-years-old.
With the Silverline to open, the 60'000 population is expected to rise to 100'000 people.
At age 50, Robert E. Simon founded Reston and purchased the land after his family sold Carnegie Hall.
Virginia and local dignitaries came to the celebration.
Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Chairman Sharon Bulova, Delegate Ken Plum, Senator Janet Howell, Congressman Gerald Connolly, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Governor Terry McAulifffe and Senator Tim Kaine were all in attendance.