Property Information

Armed Forces Retirement Home
3700 N. Capitol St. NW


When prospective residents enter the Washington campus for the first time, theyre stunned by its majestic views, rolling hills, tranquil lakes and historic landmarks. Nestled on 276 acres in the heart of our nations capital, just minutes from the White House, U.S. Capitol and other national landmarks, the Home once housed four U.S. Presidents, including Abraham Lincoln.

Considered a city within a city, the campus features everything our residents need for daily living: 800 private rooms for independent living equipped for cable television and telephones, banks, chapels, convenience store, post office, laundry, barber shop and beauty salon, dining room, and 24-hour security and staff presence.

In keeping with its mission to provide the finest care for military retirees, AFRH-W ensures that every resident, regardless of financial ability, will receive top-rated long-term care when needed. Our on-site 200-bed King Health Center for primary, intermediate and skilled health care is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Physical, occupational and recreational therapists and speech-language pathologists work with residents at the Center. In addition, AFRH-W provides scheduled daily transportation to surrounding hospitals, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Washington VA Medical Center.

Features and Amenities


  • Banking
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Chapel
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Lounges
  • Parking
  • Scheduled transportation

Community Features


  • Private
  • Studio

Accommodation Details

  • Locks
  • Fridge
  • Linens
  • Thermostats
  • Sprinkler
  • Cable TV
  • Bathrooms

Recreational Facilities

  • Pool Table
  • Billiards
  • Shuffleboard
  • Exercise Room
  • Garden
  • BBQ Area
  • Card Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Fitness Center
  • In-House Movies

Recreational Programs

  • Exercise
  • Shopping
  • Computer
  • Theatre
  • Parties
  • Entertainment
  • Art
  • Recreational Programs

Health Services

  • Medication administration
  • Medication supervision
  • Monitor vitals

Dining Services

  • Guest meals
  • Snacks

Special Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Low salt
  • Diabetic
  • Ethnic