Neighborhood Spotlight is a recurring column covering both the City of Alexandria and Alexandria in Fairfax County. This monthly column is sponsored and written by the Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Hollin Hall Village was initially conceived and planned beginning in 1943, but actual building construction didn’t commence until 1948.
People who live in this wonderful community can’t say enough positive things about it; the friendliness of the neighborhood along with the multi generational makeup of the community. The community volunteerism is strong, and members of the HHVCA (Hollin Hall Village Community Association) feel appreciated and proud of their neighborhood.
Hollin Hall is home not only to almost 700 homes, but also to two shopping centers located on Fort Hunt Road that are split down the middle by Shenandoah Road. These walkable shopping centers add to an already great quality of life for residents of Hollin Hall Village. There is a grocery store (Safeway), a drug store (Walgreens, previously Rite Aid for decades), and the Hollin Hall Variety Store, which provides nostalgia for folks of all ages and is reminiscent of an old fashioned Five and Dime.
There are many community staples and fantastic specialty stores as well, including the Hollin Hall Senior Center, Village Hardware, Hollin Hall Automotive Shell station, Hollin Hall Pastry Shop, Hunan Manor Chinese, Via Veneto, Roseinas, River Bend Bistro, Hollin Hall Animal Hospital, A Child’s Place, Hollin Hall Animal Hospital, Nature’s Nibbles, Top it Off, 529 Kids Consignment Shop, Studio K, Fort Hunt Pilates Studio and the recently opened Urban Redeux.
These shops are a gift for all of whom live in the 22308 ZIP code and the greater Fort Hunt Community. Many of these long-standing businesses have recently changed ownership but continue to be very involved in the greater community and most are strong supporters of the local schools and athletic programs. There is also the well used and well loved Hollin Hall Senior Center and the convenient 7-Eleven.
No community is without their controversies, and Hollin Hall Village is no exception.
There have been past legal battles that the HHVCA board had with Fairfax County in relation to the purchase and subsequent teardown of many homes on Washington Road, Yorktown Drive and Fairfax Road in the neighborhood. The influx of newer homes from tear downs has since spread throughout Hollin Hall Village and throughout the Fort Hunt Community at large. Change is inevitable and can be difficult, but all neighbors are welcome and embraced.
These new homes have changed the feel and look of the neighborhood as the original homes are older, land is scarce, and there are always builders and homeowners who are interested in building newer homes. There are still many homes offering one-level living in Hollin Hall Village, many residential offerings for differing real estate needs.
You can run, walk or ride your bike to the George Washington Bike Path (Mount Vernon Trail), a short distance away. There are beautiful streams and green spaces along Paul Spring Parkway (Paul Springs Stream Valley Park) and Kirk Park. There is a wonderful walkable community pool with a pond for fishing and tennis courts called Mount Vernon Park Association.
Hollin Hall is a vibrant, close-knit community with long roots in South Alexandria. The neighborhood feeds into Waynewood Elementary School, Carl Sandburg Middle School and West Potomac High School. So close to all, but peaceful, quiet and offering a wonderful quality of life for its residents.
Average sold price YTD 2021 is $836,268 which is 7.4% higher than last year.
Total units sold YTD: 34
Average Days on Market: 14
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