Annandale is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 42,240. Annandale is mostly traversed by the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) and Little River Turnpike (Virginia State Route 236). The center of town is considered to be where Little River Turnpike, Columbia Pike, and Backlick Road meet, around two miles (3 km) east of Interstate 495 on Little River Turnpike. Living in Annandale offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. It is home to the oldest and largest branch of the Northern Virginia Community College system.