Sometimes a name says it all. Located in Alexandria’s west end, the community of Seminary Ridge is as advertised. Yes, there actually is a seminary and yes, there are ridges, although their size may be debated. Seminary Ridge rose to prominence, and some might say providence, in 1818 with the construction of the Virginia Theological Seminary. The Seminary’s 80-acre campus is open to the public.
Quality of Life:
Seminary Ridge is a typical suburban community. Manicured front lawns back up to traditional split-levels and colonials. There are townhouses towards the northwestern part of the community. Ample amenities are close at Seminary Plaza Shopping Center and Bradlee Shopping Center. INOVA Alexandria Hospital is located nearby.
Seminary Ridge is prime for commuters. I-395 is nearby. King Street and Duke Street are main arteries that can take you to Old Town or Bailey’s Crossroads and Annandale. The metro is accessible at either the Van Dorn Street Station (Blue Line) or the Eisenhower Avenue Station (Yellow Line).
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles.
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 45 miles.