Like the rest of Northern Virginia, Annandale is characterized by rolling hills, streams and red clay.
Annandale is bisected by Accotink Creek, which in Colonial times was a primary link for ocean-going ships carrying tobacco and other goods to the world abroad. The creek was dammed in the 1960s to create Lake Accotink, a water supply for the U.S. Army's Fort Belvoir Proving Ground located downstream near Mt. Vernon. While the proving ground has closed, Lake Accotink remains as a popular recreation area for fishing and boat rentals.
Quality of Life
Annandale boasts nearly 30 public parks, many of which are maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The Fairfax Cross County Trail (FCCT) provides uninterrupted hiking, biking, running and, weather permitting, cross-country skiing for 20 miles. A handful of public and private golf courses are just a short drive away.
Mature trees and wide streets typify this suburban, commuter city. Those with a globally minded appetite don’t need to look any further. Annandale offers a diverse selection of food from around the world. Shopping opportunities abound; Annandale is centrally located to major regional malls, including Tysons Corner.
Annandale is a commuter city. Little River Turnpike, which runs through the heart of Annandale, connects residents with several major highways: I-495, I-395 and I-95. The Dunn Loring-Merrifield and East Falls Church Metro Stations are approximately 10 to 15 minutes away by car. The area is also serviced by Metro Buses.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 15 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 25 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport: < 40 miles.