The Fairfax was established in 1989 by the nonprofit Army Retirement Residence Foundation-Potomac (ARRF-P) as a community for retired military officers and their spouses. The Fairfax is proud of its rich history steeped in military traditions, and also proud to offer an opportunity for non-military retirees to call The Fairfax home.
Recognized as the first retirement community to be proudly named a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, our community is situated on 68 beautiful acres and offers a suburban campus within close proximity to Fort Belvoir. We are centrally located near several of Virginia’s renowned attractions, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plantation, Gunston Hall and the National Marine Corps Museum. The Fairfax is a short drive from downtown Washington, D.C., and the cities of Alexandria, Arlington and Falls Church.
Hear from the Residents on Life at The Fairfax:
At The Fairfax, you’ll choose your new home from a variety of floor plan styles, including spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes, or two and three-bedroom cottages. Our daily amenities, fitness programs, restaurant-style dining and housekeeping services allow our residents to enjoy a carefree lifestyle.
We believe where you live is more than just an address – it’s a place for comfort, freedom and happiness. At The Fairfax, one of Northern Virginia’s finest Continuing Care Retirement Communities. We offer a maintenance-free lifestyle where you can relax and leave the chores to us. Whether you enjoy the order of a well-organized day, complete with delicious meals and a vibrant social calendar, or living at your own tempo, you’ll always feel at home.
For residents looking to plan ahead for their financial future, we offer LifeCare by The Fairfax. Find out more here.
At The Fairfax, we offer many opportunities for our residents to celebrate their heritage and traditions within the community. Click here to view the upcoming events that are open to the public!