Living in Annandale, VA

Annandale, Virginia, in Fairfax County has a long history starting back in 1685 as a 24,000-acre purchase. This residential community sits at the crossroads of Virginia highways, notably the Capital Beltway, making it an attractive commercial area for businesses and commuting residents. It is situated 13 miles southwest of D.C. and stands out from other residential towns in the country through a multitude of parks and green spaces. Tree-lined streets are a common sight, even as you travel to the more commercialized areas of the city.

Things to Do in Annandale

Annandale, VA, is a breath of fresh air for residents who want a departure from the heavily urbanized areas common in NoVa. The Hidden Oaks Nature Center provides excellent outdoor activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall, with sports fields, playgrounds, and hiking trails that are perfect for athletic residents. The Green Springs Garden, located outside of the Annandale neighborhood, is a 28-acre horticulture center and park providing a dizzying array of plants, outdoor recreation, and entertainment. Concerts are commonly held here, as well as community picnics and art classes.

Outside of its thousands of acres of parks and forests, the Annandale neighborhood offers some of the region's best Korean food. Locally owned restaurants serve pho, Korean fried chicken, Korean BBQ, kimchi, rice cakes, and sweet bread. You can almost smell the Vietnamese pho the second you come into town. These authentic and frequently family-run restaurants are found on nearly every corner in the downtown Annandale area. The shopping in this area has a mix between small businesses and large commercial chains, so you have convenient access to everything you need without venturing outside the city.

Annandale Housing

Annandale has an eclectic mix of housing, from newly constructed condos to century-old houses. Most of the homes for sale in Annandale are single family homes or townhouses, depending on how far you are from the city center. There's no predominant architectural style throughout this area, so you have the opportunity for houses with character, full of unique features, and layouts.

Transportation and Travel in Annandale

Annandale, Virginia's, residential traffic isn't bad outside of rush hour, but it's easy to get caught up in Beltway traffic. Many Annandale residents use the nearby park and ride Metro station to get into D.C. and surrounding cities to avoid any traffic issues. Annandale offers easy access to Washington D.C.,Arlington, and Falls Church.


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  • Friends of the environment appreciate the beauty of the Hidden Oaks Nature Center, which showcases woodland trails and gardens nestled along peaceful creeks.
  • For those who have a green thumb, the Green Spring Gardens is a “must visit” destination for garden inspiration and education. Park grounds features luxurious landscapes and ponds.
  • Foodies can’t get enough of the wide variety of delicious Korean cuisine, with family-owned restaurants found on nearly every corner in downtown Annandale.

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Annandale Real Estate at a Glance

  • 146 Homes Sold*
  • 66 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $529,000 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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