Guest post written by Jessica Bowman

Welcome to Northern Virginia

Fort Belvoir is in the heart of Northern Virginia, less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital! This installation south of Washington, D.C. offers a small-town community and its conveniences in the middle of one of the largest and most exciting suburban areas in our country. Opportunities to explore the outdoors, dig deeper into history, enjoy sports and entertainment, and dine at Michelin Star Restaurants abound!

Fort Belvoir is located along the beautiful Potomac River and offers a lush green landscape. It is no surprise service members and families of all branches stationed across the National Capital Region (for example, the Pentagon, White House, National Guard Bureau, and Arlington National Cemetery) choose to live on post or near Fort Belvoir.

Housing

There are many options for housing on and off post. If you’re looking to live off-post, popular neighborhoods include Alexandria, Springfield, Burke, and Woodbridge. The Villages at Belvoir manages on-post housing and offers a variety of housing options including historical housing, colonial townhomes, newly constructed duplexes and fourplexes, and more!

Housing is in high demand at Fort Belvoir and in the surrounding area. If you have orders for Fort Belvoir or an agency or organization in the National Capital Region, you should start your off-post housing search or the housing process on post months in advance. If you are buying or renting (yes, renting!) off-post, we highly recommend that you work with a realtor to assist you with your search.

On-Post Neighborhoods

Nearby Schools

All housing on post is zoned for Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the top-rated school districts in the state. There are a number of private academies and preschools near Fort Belvoir as well as a vibrant homeschool community on post.

Public Schools Serving Housing on Fort Belvoir:

Homeschool Cooperatives on Fort Belvoir:

Exploring Fort Belvoir and the National Capital Region

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Great Falls National Park

There are endless bucket lists for Fort Belvoir and the surrounding area. Here are a few highlights to start your exploration.

On-post Activities

Off-post Favorites

Dining Experiences

Cultural Experiences

Live Performances at the Kennedy Center, Capital One Arena, and more

Fort Belvoir has much more to offer you and your family and guests! Were you stationed at Fort Belvoir or the surrounding area? What did you love about this duty station? Leave a comment!


Jessica Bowman, MPP is a freelance communication and development strategist and the owner of Blue Ridge Content & Strategy. She is an Army wife of 13 years and lives in the National Capital Region with her husband and two young sons.

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