The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods

Monogram Collection by Sunrise

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Community & Location Highlights:

We’re welcoming brighter days as our residents have the chance to enjoy group activities, communal dining, social events, and indoor visitation, subject to community operating status.

  • A Fairfax County, VA, community proudly serving retired military officers and their spouses and offering the freedom of independent living, as well as access to assisted living, memory care, and long-term nursing and rehabilitation services should you require care
  • As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), we are pleased to offer LifeCare, a comprehensive package of services for older adults who would like to plan ahead for their health and finances while living independently in their own homes
  • Located in Fort Belvoir, providing convenient access to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and other services on base
  • Close to Washington, DC, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church, allowing for frequent outings to local attractions, including performances at the Kennedy Center and Constitution Hall, restaurants and shops in Old Town Alexandria, and historic memorials and museums throughout DC
  • Stunning, lush grounds ideal for enjoying Northern Virginia's seasonal beauty, leisurely walks around the lake, and sustainable gardening
  • Vibrant activities program that changes daily, as well as an in-house chef who prepares fresh, seasonal meals each day

The Fairfax is Northern Virginia’s premier senior living community for retired military officers and their spouses (US Uniformed Services, CIA, FBI, Foreign Service, and other Federal Agencies, in addition to parents of active and retired military personnel). Established in 1989 by the nonprofit Army Retirement Residence Foundation-Potomac (ARRF-P), our residents take pride in our rich history steeped in military traditions, and we are also honored to offer an opportunity for non-military residents to call The Fairfax home.

Because most of our residents have the shared connection of serving in our military or government, our activities calendar is tailored to their common interests. We emphasize our annual events as an opportunity to gather and celebrate the incredible men and women who live among us and have served our country by arranging celebrations on Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, service birthdays, and other meaningful occasions.

In addition to frequent trips in the local Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area, we host overnight trips to Cape May, resorts in Pennsylvania, and many other historical locations up and down the East Coast. And, to ensure the community is consistently meeting residents' needs, we are proud to boast an active Residents' Council with elected representatives; each building has two Council representatives, and these individuals pay close attention to their neighbors' feedback and opinions, to constantly refine the resident experience at The Fairfax.

Each day, we host a variety of activities, including yoga classes, bridge games, lectures, current events discussions, musical performances, and writing and poetry groups. We take pride in our culinary excellence, and frequently feature theme nights, as well as pop-up farm-to-table dinners in the courtyard. With both formal and casual dining, as well as private dining options, there is something for everyone at The Fairfax.

Residents and families will tell you that the beauty of our community grounds is unparalleled. And, because so many of our residents are looking for an active, healthy lifestyle, we provide ample opportunities to enjoy the features of our stunning property, including:

  • 60+ acres of lovely, well-manicured grounds and gardens
  • Enclosed breezeways connecting each independent living building with the Community Center
  • An Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary, providing a habitat for more than ten Sanctuary Species including native birds, amphibians, and insects
  • Putting green, driving range net, and tennis courts, as well as a new, full-sized pickleball court
  • Fully-stocked, 7-acre lake open for fishing year-round
  • Serene outdoor water fountains
  • Large, flat landscape, ideal for walking
  • Indoor pool and hot tub spa
  • World War II Memorial with surrounding walking trails
  • A butterfly garden
  • Garden plots for growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers

We would love to talk with you and your family about what life is like at The Fairfax. We invite you to give us a call, schedule a tour, and talk with us about enjoying the next chapter of life among new friends and beautiful surroundings.

Contact us about booking a tour. We look forward to speaking with you!


History of The Fairfax

Learn more about The Fairfax's beginnings in Fort Belvoir and continued partnership with the Army Retirement Residence Foundation-Potomac. 


The Fairfax History

The Fairfax in the News:

Stars and Stripes recently wrote an article about one of our residents, Retired Army Col. Richard Williams. Click here to read the full article.

Our community and residents were recently featured in an article in the At Ease: Mid-Atlantic Milirary Life Publication. Read more here.

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