Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capital

One of the most famous cities in the world and rightfully so. And not just because its baseball team won the 2019 World Series. It is a governmental hub, an eclectic home to many, an ingredient in our country’s melting pot, and a rite of passage for any elementary school student looking to broaden their horizons. And it is our neighbor just to the east and a tad to the south – one that merits frequent visits and perpetually piques the curiosity of everyone at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.

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Museums and Landmarks

Many of our residents, some of whom previously lived or worked nearby, are quick to return to see the seemingly endless array of sites in our nation’s capital. The White House, The Capitol, Presidential Memorials, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Mall: the list goes on and we have no intention of trying to shorten it. Mix in a few wonderful meals and spectacular performances and you’ll be glad your home is in such close proximity.

“Our location enables us to simultaneously enjoy the rich history and the robust and varied contemporary culture of our city, state, and region.” -Charlotte C.

International Airports

A maintenance-free lifestyle affords our residents more opportunities to do the things they love. Got the travel bug? Keep it. We have easy access to two international airports, Dulles and Reagan, reachable within an hour. Whether you’re already a frequent flyer or are looking to stretch your wings and pair up with other residents seeking adventure away from campus, many a trip departs safely from our backyard.

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Northern Virginia

With over three million residents, this is the most populous region within the Commonwealth. It is home to Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, and numerous historic sites. It gives residence to the Pentagon and C.I.A., while providing incredible shopping experiences at Potomac Mills and Tysons Corner Center. And the “Northern Neck” flows gracefully via the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers, both stretching to the Chesapeake Bay. And we have easy access to it all from Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.