South Riding is a census-designated place and planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia. South Riding was founded as a homeowner association in January 1995 to provide services to the community. Neighboring U.S. Route 50 and State Route 28 provide access to the Dulles/Reston/Tysons Corner technology corridor and other major employment centers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Parks, recreation, and community activities are managed by the Dulles South Recreation & Community Center, located along Riding Center Drive. The center is home to, among other activities, a climbing wall, a competitive pool, a leisure pool, a senior center, and facilities which can be rented.
South Riding is home to South Riding Golf Club, designed by golf course architect Dan Maples, and opened in 1997. It was voted one of the “Top 100 Courses in the Mid-Atlantic” by the Washington Golf Monthly Magazine, and was voted “Best New Course” by Golf Digest in 1998. South Riding is also near the Pleasant Valley Golf Club, the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, Monster Mini Golf, and the International Country Club, all in Chantilly.