Gulf Reston purchased the land for Boston Ridge in 1977 as part of their effort to continue Robert Simon's vision of a planned community. The plan originally called for 67 units, all off of the yet-to-be-built Headlands Circle. It was later expanded to the current 99 units with the addition of Headlands Court. The deed allowed for an easement to accomodate a Reston Association trail through the neighborhood. Construction was completed between 1977 and 1979.