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 easy access to assisted living, long-term nursing and rehabilitation services
  • As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), we are pleased to offer LifeCare, a comprehensive package of services for older adults who want to plan ahead for their health and finances while living independently in their own homes
  • Located in Fort Belvoir, near Washington, D.C., and close to Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church
  • Stunning, lush grounds ideal for enjoying activities, seasonal beauty, leisurely walks, 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. 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.

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 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 at least ten Sanctuary Species including native birds, amphibians, and insects
  • Tennis courts as well as a new, full-sized Pickleball court
  • Fully-stocked, 7-acre lake open for fishing
  • Serene outdoor water fountains
  •  Large, flat landscape, ideal for walking
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • World War II Memorial with surrounding walking trails
  • A butterfly garden
  • Garden plots

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 host frequent trips to Old Town Alexandria, the Kennedy Center, museums such as the National Marine Corps Museum, as well as overnight trips to Cape May, resorts in Pennsylvania, and many other historical locations up and down the East Coast.

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 hosting celebrations on Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, and other meaningful occasions.

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. 

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 the options for enjoying the next chapter of life among new friends and beautiful surroundings.


Questions to Ask on Your Tour of The Fairfax

  • How can LifeCare help me securely plan for my health and financial future? How do I know if I qualify?
  • What is a continuum of care?
  • May I bring my pet with me to live at The Fairfax?
  • Does The Fairfax’s affiliation to Sunrise Senior Living make my investment in a home here more secure?
  • Can you show me the tennis courts and the Pickleball court?
  • My interests are varied – from quilting to ice skating – do you offer access to both?
  • Do you have a connection with Fort Belvoir? How often do residents visit the base for groceries, golfing, lunches, and other activities?

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
  • Kathleen Kisiah, Sales & Marketing Director | 703-781-2410

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.

Live With Purpose - Live With Action

Saturday, November 3 | 10:30—11:30 a.m.

Join us for a glimpse of our most popular class here at The Fairfax! Our Yoga instructor, Linda, will guide you through basic Yoga techniques while helping you find your center and balance. Mats will be provided, but if you have your own please bring it along. Lunch will follow.

RSVP Today!

October Community Newsletter

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