If you live in the Seminary Hill area, we are glad you chose to visit our website. If you are new to our area, we welcome you with open arms. We're so happy that you're here! The Seminary Hill Association, or SHA, is a citizens association dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our 5,000 members living in 2,000 homes located in the center of Alexandria and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We embrace positive change enthusiastically while working to preserve - and build on - the...
The city is moving forward with its Zoning for Housing initiative. The city cites historical restrictive deed covenants on single-family homes and zoning provisions that were written out of Alexandria's code decades ago as the principal reasons for making changes.
Notwithstanding this canard, the city is moving forward to, among other things, allow multiple apartment units to be built on single-family home (SFH) properties and targeting SFH neighborhoods like those in Seminary Hill, North Ridge, Clover College Park, Seminary West,
"I love living in the Seminary Hill neighborhood because it combines the convenience of city living with wonderful large areas of green open space that, despite being privately owned, are accessible to the public. This is an increasingly rare luxury in the City of Alexandria today.”
“Seminary Hill is a vibrant area in the center of Alexandria that is home to a diverse population of engaged residents, and we enjoy the proximity of schools, churches, and recreational opportunities.”
“The Virginia Theological Seminary, Episcopal High School, and Fort Ward Park are all located in the Seminary Hill area. These buildings and grounds were landmarks in Alexandria’s history in the 19th century. I always enjoy showing my visitors these sites and explaining the important role that my neighborhood played in Alexandria’s past."