The Reality of Annandale
We've lived in the Western part of Annandale for years now. Anyone considering a move here should understand a basic reality. It is that Annandale is not one place but two.
The first Annandale is the large part inside the Beltway. Although there are pockets of beautiful homes, I could not in good conscience recommend it. This is the part of Annandale that has been going downhill over the last decade. Good shopping, but not a place you want to live.
The second Annandale is the smaller part, outside of the Beltway. This is where we are. It has been a lovely place to live: quiet, safe, clean, beautifully wooded ... the nicest place I have ever lived. The people are terrific and take excellent care of their property. The neighborhoods are largely upper middle class with a few very exclusive areas but some good real estate deals can be found.
One other thing. Everyone raves about the local elementary school, but no one I know sends their Read More