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A+ Annandale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Annandale Cost of Living Cost of living is 32% higher than Virginia
Annandale
14242% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Annandale cost of living
A+ Annandale Crime Total crime is 36% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,28853% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7853% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Annandale crime
B- Annandale Employment Household income is 22% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$80,71746% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,48919% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Annandale employment
F Annandale Housing Home value is 79% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$445,300141% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,62571% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Annandale real estate or Annandale rentals
A Annandale Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Virginia
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
74%51% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:121% lower than the US average
Annandale K-12 schools or Annandale colleges

Living in Annandale, VA

Annandale, Virginia is a medium-sized city with a population of 43,158 people. In Annandale, there are 5,499 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Annandale identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 24% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Annandale might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 54% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Annandale can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Virginia, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Annandale, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.

Annandale, VA receives 72 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #275 in Virginia and #8,579 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Annandale has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A) and employment (B-). On a more negative note, Annandale does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Annandale, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Annandale have a test score average of 74%, which is well above the US average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Annandale is actually affordable. The median home price for Annandale homes is $445,300, which is 79.3% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Annandale, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.5, which is 44.7% higher than the Virginia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Annandale are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Annandale homes comes in at 4.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4%.

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Compare Annandale, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Annandale, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington834.72,179
Williamsburg, Arlington815.32,968
Rock Spring, Arlington816.23,223
Lyon Village, Arlington816.83,541
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington814.45,637
Lyon Park, Arlington816.55,521
Madison Manor, Arlington814.11,579
Bluemont, Arlington804.97,049

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Fair Oaks, VA83933,478
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Merrifield, VA833.617,000
Cascades, VA821812,205
Neabsco, VA821517,038
Friendship Heights Village, MD8210.74,730
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Annandale, VA - Slow Paced Atmosphere

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Community8/10
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Annandale, Virginia is a medium sized city located in the northern most top of the state. I moved to Annandale for a job about five years ago and have enjoyed the slow paced atmosphere, the warm weather and its proximity to a large city.

One of the most attractive qualities of Annandale Virginia is its temperate and mild climate. Although seeing snow once in a while is not uncommon, it quickly melts to make the slush that most northern states do not see until end of March or April. The Springs are some of the most beautiful in the entire country. With cherry and apple blossoms drowning the whole city in their magical sent and colors. Although summers can be very humid and hot, many Annandale inhabitants retreat to the mountains or to the ocean. Both places provide a cool breeze, beautiful scenery and lots of outdoors activities.

Washington DC is at most twenty five minutes away from Annandale. Even at the worst traffic hours, the drive is still pleasant and interesting. Washington DC is also one of the most interesting cities in the country being spotted with history and art museums, parks, and hosting a great nightlife for the younger crowd.

Being close to the big city also makes living an Annandale Virginia a very convenient situation. Many of the stores and shops that may be scarce in other parts of the state are readily available in Annandale. If they are not, then they will most certainly be found in Washington DC.

Annandale is also home to some of the best school districts in the state. Many parents move from other cities to have their children educated in Annandale and exposed to the educational resources that Washington DC provides. Schools often take children to the capitol to become better exposed to the realities of the history of the United States.
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Source: The Annandale, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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