About Annandale, VA
Located a short distance west of Alexandria, and southwest of Washington DC, the community of Annandale Virginia is defined by well-established neighborhoods, spacious properties, and a forest like atmosphere. Annandale's town center is also known for its many restaurants, and the nearby branch of Northern Virginia Community College. Come to Annandale for a wide-variety of affordable properties within commuting distance of the capital, as well as a natural, country feel.
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Real Estate In Annandale, VA
Annandale is a well-established neighborhood with a wide variety of spacious homes built mostly through the middle portion of the 20th century. As such, real estate available in Annandale boasts large properties - many larger than half an acre - shaded beneath tall, mature trees and accented with custom hardscaping.
Three broad architectural styles dominate the residential real estate landscape in Annandale. The first of these is the typical Mid-Century suburban single-family home common in many American neighborhoods. These homes typically feature split-level or garrison design, placing vinyl siding facades over red brick lower levels, opening from walk-out basements and garages.
The next home type is the classic Georgian or Colonial-inspired home. Symmetrical facades presenting sash windows with exterior shutters, tall roofs, and white-columned entries are some of the hallmarks of these structures.
And finally, Annandale also hosts many charming traditionally-inspired homes reminiscent of 19th century farmhouses or the Cape Cod style. Exterior shutters, brick, and vinyl siding feature again - but this time with relatively un-adorned entries and dormer windows above. However, the more farmhouse-like designs usually boast wide, covered front-porches.
Interiors carry this sense of old-world charm forward, with multiple cozy fireplaces, wood floors, and even exposed roof beams on select properties.
Space here is well utilized, with many homes offering the use of loft spaces and completed basements. Take on a renter, or prepare a space for work, hobbies, games, or relaxation.
Though many of the homes were built between the 50s and 70s, interiors have been carefully updated. Expect to find semi-enclosed kitchens with modern appliances, stone counters, backsplashes, new fittings, and a fresh coat of paint.
Learn More About The Annandale Community
Residents of Annandale are well placed for transport. For example, the I-495 runs through the western portion of Annandale, and the I-395 runs to the south east. From central Annandale, commuters can make it to downtown Washington DC in as little as 20 minutes.
Living in Annandale also puts you within reach of many large commercial centers, while still enjoying the quiet suburban atmosphere. And Annandale's own town center is known for its many restaurants.
For those who appreciate the great outdoors, the landscape of Annandale is defined by gently rolling hills, various small creeks, and dense tree coverage. Accotink Creek is a notable highlight, tracing 20 miles of multi-use trail through Annandale. This green trail is great for spotting various animals, or even catching the odd trout in the creek itself.
Other community highlights include:
- Lake Accotink - A popular recreation area
- Lake Barcroft - Another popular spot for water-related fun, just northeast of Annandale
- Inova Fairfax Hospital - A high-quality facility in northwest Annandale
- Northern Virginia Community College - A large, modern campus for one of the area's most popular schools
Annandale is also looking forward to the coming of a new Amazon facility, promising further employment and economic opportunities for the area.
Schools in Annandale
Students in Annandale are served by Fairfax County Public Schools. The community's main high school is Annandale High School, although many others are accessible in neighboring communities.
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Listing information last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 10:30am EDT.