Annandale, VA Real Estate
ANNANDALE HOMES BY PRICE
Homes for sale in Annandale, Virginia, are a heavily sought after because of the area’s location. The Annandale, VA real estate market is like many other Northern Virginia markets: people want to work in, and live near, Washington, DC. With more than 20 parks scattered throughout the community and Accotink Creek, there is no shortage of outdoor leisure activities and fun things to do in this vibrant area.
Annandale has it all: Washington/metropolitan area employment opportunities, convenient commutes, and a fantastic school system. In addition, the housing options abound when it comes to searching for real estate in Annandale, Virginia.
The history of Annandale dates back to pre-Revolutionary War times. In 1685, a gentleman named William H. Fitzhugh purchased 24,000 acres of land. Subsequently, the property became one of the largest tobacco plantations in the region. Known as “Ravensworth,” Fitzhugh’s descendants eventually sectioned the land and sold the parcels.
The first businessman in Annandale was William Garges. In the early 1800’s, he established a blacksmith shop and livery stable. In addition, he became the first postmaster. In 1846, Mr. Garges donated land to erect the first church, the Annandale Methodist Chapel.
During the War Between the States, Union troops slept on the church grounds and burned it down on their way out. After the war, another church was built nearby and still stands at the junction of Colombia Pike and Gallows Road.
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Recreational activities abound in Annandale. Bisected by the Accotink Creek, one can find the Fairfax CCT, or Cross Country Trail, which provides 20 miles of hiking, running, biking, and weather permitting, cross country skiing. In the spring, the Fairfax Park Authority stocks the creek with trout for fishing.
After the First World War, a dam was built, forming Lake Accotink. When it was no longer needed for an Army Camp, the park authority purchased it and transformed the lake into a popular recreational attraction for boating, fishing, hiking and biking.
In addition to the creek, there are more than 20 parks open to the public, including:
- Mason District Park
- Turkeycock Run Stream Valley Park
- The Wakefield Chapel Park
- Annandale Community Park
- Kendale Woods Park
- Ossian Hall Park
- Mill Creek Park
- Hidden Oaks Nature Center
- Wakefield Skate Park for Skateboarding and BMX Biking
Annandale Schools: Public and Private
An extremely family friendly area, the Annandale real estate market is also part of one of the greatest public school systems in all 50states. The Fairfax County school system has an amazing reputation. In fact, 90 percent of its graduates go on to secondary education. In addition, it is also the location of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, which is rated the third best school in the country and first in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
There are also excellent private schools in the area, including:
- Grasshopper Green
- Kenwood School
- Holy Spirit Catholic School
- Hope Montessori School
- Montessori School of Northern Virginia
- Oakwood School
- Pinecrest School
- St. Ambrose Catholic School
- St. Michael’s Catholic School
- Westminster School
Contact the Annandale Real Estate Team at Virginia Estates
No matter what type of home you are looking for, the knowledgeable team at Virginia Estates can help you find the real estate in Annandale, VA. If you are interested homes for sale in Annandale, please contact Rick Walden at Virginia Estates:
- (877) 646-8800
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