Seminary Hill is a sought-after neighborhood to the west of Alexandria’s Old Town district. The neighborhood is zoned for some of Alexandria’s best public schools and offers convenient access to several major roads. Interstate 395 forms Seminary Hill’s northwestern boundary, and the neighborhoods beyond this are sometimes referred to as Seminary West.
A redevelopment plan began in 2013 to add more housing and improve transportation links throughout the Seminary West area. Seminary Hill’s diverse housing options include grand private estates, mid-century townhouses, single-family homes, brick colonials, and a few condominium buildings. Seminary Hill is within a few minutes’ drive of Amazon’s HQ2 campus and , while Downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill are less than 10 miles away.
Within Seminary Hill, Shoppes of Foxchase includes a organic grocery store, local shops and services, and several restaurants. Eateries include for build-your-own Greek bowls, pitas, and salads as well as Japanese hibachi and sushi at . Other neighborhood spots include for craft beers, for fresh baked goods and casual French-style lunch fare, and for Mexican eats and fun themed nights dedicated to comedy, karaoke, and quizzes. Old Town Alexandria’s famous can be reached within minutes from Seminary Hill.
The Holmes Run waterway forms Seminary Hill’s southern boundary, and several parks are dotted along it. Forested 38-acre has trails for biking, hiking, and running, along with areas for dogs and picnicking. Similar amenities can be found in the smaller —a destination that also includes open play areas. The 26-acre is packed with fun activities including a waterpark, 18-hole miniature golf course, and baseball batting cages. At Seminary Hill’s north, 45-acre has a fascinating museum exploring Fort Ward’s important role in defending Washington during the Civil War. Just over I-395 in Seminary West, is a beautiful greenspace with gardens and a waterfall.
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