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The Fairfax

9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

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anonymous - Toured community
5.0

i'm just beginning my research for a retirement community for myself. I toured a 2BR apartment and a 2BR cottage. I liked them both but unfortunately they were out of my price range. I could have been happy in either one but my preference was for the cottage. Overall, Fairfax is a beautiful community.... Read more

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About the community The Fairfax

The Fairfax is a continuing care retirement community conveniently located near Fort Belvoir, VA and is the perfect option for individuals over the age of 55 looking to enjoy and active, fulfilling life with none of worries of home-ownership. Meals, housekeeping and maintenance are included in the monthly fee.

Residents enjoy independent living on our beautiful 60 acre campus with walking trails, indoor pool, tennis courts, a putting green and a seven acre lake and nature preserve. The Fairfax offers a variety of living options including 347 apartments and 35 cottages. If health care needs increase, there are 52 assisted living suites, 23 memory care suites and 56 Medicare certified health care beds.

Our close proximity to Fort Belvoir I-95, Route 1 and Washington DC make The Fairfax an excellent location to call home. The continually updated community opened in 1989 and was developed by the non-profit Army Retirement Residence Foundation €” Potomac.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Fairfax is a community within Sunrise Senior Living properties. See all Sunrise Senior Living communities.

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4.3

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5.0
July 21, 2021
anonymous - Toured community

i'm just beginning my research for a retirement community for myself. I toured a 2BR apartment and a 2BR cottage. I liked them both but unfortunately they were out of my price range. I could have been happy in either one but my preference was for the cottage. Overall, Fairfax is a beautiful community.


5.0
May 19, 2021
sc - Toured community
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my review of The Fairfax a CCRC

We toured this community and it was nice. The staff was great and they provided lots of information to us. The community was higher priced than others in the area.


4.0
June 25, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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The Fairfax A CCRC

They have been taking very good care of the residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. I do think they need more staff. They do offer activities for the residents, although my husband does not often participate. The Fairfax had good medical care available and the food is pretty good.


4.0
March 2, 2020
anonymous - Toured community

Nice place but a number of other communities offer a much higher level of service for much less money. Very pricey...


5.0
May 15, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

This is a 5 star community. The place is well maintained and offers lot of flexibility to residents. Very friendly staff and residents. Floor plans available to suit space and budget needs. This community requires a buy in which may not be doable if budget is limited. But, it ensures long term needs are being met if health declines.


1.0
November 19, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

The facility was clean. It looks like they were about to serve lunch. So we did get to meet with some of the residents. Looked like they had a different activities. The staff was very vague and rude. Talking about financing before we even started the tour (in the hallway) not even in a room. Wanting to talk logistics pretty much as we entered.

Response from The Fairfax

January 2, 2019

Good Afternoon - Thank you for sharing and are sorry to about your tour experience at. We would like to connect with you to learn more. Please do consider emailing Information (at) SunriseSeniorLiving(dot) com with further details so we may follow up. Thank you. - The Sunrise Team


4.5
May 25, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
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Over the top!

We toured Fairfax and we were astounded at how expensive it was, its like 10000 a month plus we would have to set up a trust to ensure my mother would be able to pay. There was a community fee before you even get in that was not refundable and it was in the thousands. For someone who could afford it, it would be like living in a resort. I'm glad it's there and available for others, but it was not something we could afford. The facility was gorgeous.


5.0
December 1, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Very happy with our choice...

So far everything is going well with my father's move to this community. We like the meals I've eaten there several times and they are very good. They also have a church there, we go every Sunday. The place is very clean well maintained. They have activities available at all times and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We are very happy with our choice.


4.0
January 18, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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The pricing here i would have to say is fantastic. I feel like my family and I get a great financial stress reilef . Everything is perfect here.


5.0
October 26, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Very nice place!

Our experience with The Fairfax has been a very good one, I've been pleasantly surprised! Everyone here is very friendly! The staff is pleasant and professional, and the other residents are friendly, active, and alert. The facility itself is beautifully done and well maintained, and they've got a lot to offer the people who live here.


1.0
October 17, 2015
Enjoying Life in VA - Loved one of resident/client
The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods - nice but true Souther efficiency!

It is a very attractive place but the staff is very inefficient and disorganized! You get s different answer to the same question for each person you ask -- accounting says one thing, the resident services people say something different, and the engineering folks (who do things like fix toilets, HVAC, etc) have another answer! The monthly statements are nearly unintelligible and don't even ask about how to hook up and get cable TV. So for a senior citizen, it's quite frustrating to have to call people all the time to straighten things out. It's like you never left your single family home that you owned, where you had to hire help, manage all the maintenance, research how to fix things, etc. it's like you never left!! You thought you were going to stress free living but -----no!!! The staff at The Fairfax is much more interested in leaving at 4 pm on the dot and you never, ever, ev er, ever (!) get the staff on the phone live in person when you call for help or with a question. You ALWAYS have to leave a phone message and wait (and wait and wait) for them to call you back. On the positive side, the residents are friendly, they run some very nice outings for the residents, and the food is mostly tasty. But don't expect your move-in and set up to go smoothly. I could not even close on my apartment on the scheduled date because they emailed my family and I a legal document the night before that required me to sign which would hold my children and grandchildren (!) responsible for all financial obligations for my health care ----should i ever run out of money to pay them in the future. Waiting 2 months to spring this required legal document on me within 24 hours of my move was, needless to say, quite stressful and really left a bad taste in my mouth. I had to reschedule my moving company and everything was in a disarray or we could let an attorney look it over. If you are considering the Fairfax, ask right away for all legal and financial documents or they will try to spring it on you at the last minute. Also, you will enjoy life here if you are social and don't mind the inefficient staff. Bring your patience.

Response from The Fairfax

January 2, 2019

Good Afternoon - Good Afternoon - Thank you for sharing and are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience. We care deeply about the comfort, safety, and well-being of our residents. We would like to learn more about your move-in experience and hear any additional recommendations you and your family might have. Please do consider contacting us at information (at) sunriseseniorliving.com so that we can learn more. –The Sunrise Team


5.0
July 20, 2015
anonymous - Toured community

This is the one I'm most interested in. It appears to have the most to offer and reasonable prices.


4.0
July 1, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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This facility was a little ...

This facility was a little larger than our needs. Also requires an entry deposit that at our age is not as advantageous


5.0
May 9, 2014
Loved one - Loved one of resident/client
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Very nice place!

Overall I thought they did a wonderful job here! The entire community just had a warm and welcoming feel, and the staff were very accommodating. What I liked most about this place is that it just felt like a big family. The staff and residents all knew each other's names, and all of their interactions were heartfelt and genuine. You could tell the staff really wanted the residents to live their lives, have fun, and feel at home.


5.0
March 12, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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Great place, perfect and a ...

Great place, perfect and a possible for when I need it. No bed available now for mental care, but on wait list. Father-in-law in hospital so we don't know what will be next or if anything will be needed. I recommend you offer this as a high quality place as often as possible.


5.0
March 7, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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A wonderful facility. Defi...

A wonderful facility. Definitely my fist choice.


5.0
February 6, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Everyone was super helpful during the...

Everyone was super helpful during the process of getting my Mom into the Fairfax. There were last minute changes in arrival dates and everyone worked with us to get it right. It's now been over a month and Mom is loving the place. I wish we had done this 5 or 6 years ago!


4.0
September 30, 2013
Lynda - Toured community
Verified Review
Extremely expensive even for level 1

This one was really expensive and really "high class"- basically we couldn't afford it. Another reason we didn't chose this one was they wouldn't let her use her military prescirption, she would have to pay to use theirs. Mom's at the lowest level of care, she jsut needs somebody to get her her medications and remind her to eat but sh'es pretty self sufficient other than that. The base was around 6,000 so with that and then the additional cost of prescriptions it was too expensive.


4.0
December 26, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
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Very nice facility. I think we would...

Very nice facility. I think we would like it here becuase of wooded location and family-oriented style.


5.0
December 25, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
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Loved this!! Everything about it was ...

Loved this!! Everything about it was wonderful


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The Fairfax has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 21 reviews. See all reviews.


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