About Our Neighborhood
The residential and commercial developments in this area split the neighborhood into two distinct areas with a wooded strip of land serving as a separation. Seminole Square Shopping Center, located off Route 29 and Hydraulic Road, serves as one of the City’s main commercial areas. This site was originally the Peyton Farm. The farm was sold and rezoned for the potential placement of Fashion Square Mall. When the mall did not locate in the City, the property was developed as a shopping center.
The intersection of Route 29 and Hydraulic Road is a significant feature in this area of the City. Route 29 is a major north-south arterial for Central Virginia. It was constructed in the mid 1970’s and traffic volume on the road has increased each year since its construction. The Hydraulic intersection takes a significant number of individuals to and from the heart of the City from Albemarle County, Green County and other areas north of the City.
The Meadows neighborhood, located north of this intersection, is primarily a residential mix of single-family and multi-family dwellings originally developed in Albemarle County. Angus Road is the main throughway to reach the Meadows neighborhood.
Meadows Presbyterian Church serves as the center of the neighborhood and is used as a meeting place for the community. Future development of the county adjacent to this neighborhood has the potential to significantly impact the area.