The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods

Monogram Collection by Sunrise

Community & Location Highlights:

  • 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 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 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.


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

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Announcements & Upcoming Events

The move to an independent living community can be complex, from making the initial decision to selling your current home. That’s why The Fairfax has created the Try Us Out program.

Experience all of the benefits of maintenance-free living on our gorgeous 60-acre campus, along with our full range of activities and amenities — all while avoiding the hassle of living in your home while it’s on the market.

When you Try Us Out, your monthly rent includes:

  • A beautifully appointed one- or two-bedroom apartment, including a kitchen
  • Dining plan
  • The option to select a furnished suite or bring your own furniture
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • TV with cable
  • Phone
  • Transportation sponsored by The Fairfax
  • Maintenance service
Call Amanda Earle, Sales & Marketing Director, with any questions. | 703-799-1200

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month | 11:00 a.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association will be utilizing The Fairfax as a site for an Alzheimer’s Support Group, facilitated by Susanne Young of Eldertree Care Management Services. The support group will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. in the Living Room and is open to residents and family members of The Fairfax as well as the local community. If you would like to attend or would like more information, please call Morning Carson at 703-799-1200.


December Community Newsletter

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2016 Bronze Award
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This community has free WiFi!
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitative Care at The Fairfax

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