This spirited community of Alexandria, Va. has a peaceful, rural charm that will put you at ease, yet it's close proximity to Washington D.C. allows ample access to the urban hustle and bustle whenever you want.
The main thoroughfare Interstate 395, runs right through the community to the north and allows you to access the nation's capital within a matter of minutes. The highway also intersects with Interstate 95 and 495, which go up and down the East Coast, making family road trips fun and easy. For longer journeys, such as cross-country excursions or international adventures, there's the Reagan International Airport in Arlington, just a short drive away. Local commutes will also be a breeze - the Greater Washington D.C. area has a public metro system, which offers fast, efficient and affordable service. The Van Dorn Metro station as well as the Eisenhower Av Metro stations are equidistant from the apartments in Seminary Hill.
Alexandria, Va., has great historical sites and modern attractions that will make every weekend an opportunity to learn, explore and, most importantly, have fun. Nearby the Seminary Hill apartments is the Christ Church, where historical figures like George Washington and Robert E. Lee attended mass. Also in town is Gadsby's Tavern restaurant. There, you can knock a few back in the same congenial watering hole that America's founding fathers did. If you want to know more about the community, the city offers walking tours, during which a professional will take you back in time to Alexandria's past as he or she points out artifacts and notable sites that played an indelible role in the founding and growth of the country.
There is an array of great parks within walking distance of the Seminary Hill apartments where you can relax outdoors and enjoy the warm Virginia weather. At Hooff's Run Park and Greenway, you can lounge in the grass, while the Dog Run Park at Carlyle is the perfect spot for anyone with a dog.
You'll have no problem staying active in your community with all the athletic facilities and fitness centers. There are scores of public tennis and basketball courts, and the Greendale Golf Course is also close. If you want to hit the weights, you can become a member at Anytime Fitness.
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Did you know?
The first European settlers established their homes in Alexandria in 1695.