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A nonprofit retirement community

Culpepper Garden is an award-winning, affordable, nonprofit residential community in Arlington with 340 apartments for seniors aged 62 and older.

In 1975, Culpepper Garden opened its first independent living residence with 204 apartments. To meet increasing demand, it added 63 independent living apartments in 1992.

Responding to the growing need for supportive services, Culpepper Garden in 2000 proudly opened its assisted living wing with 73 apartments. It was the first low-income assisted living residence of its type in the United States, and it remains the only such facility in Arlington County.

Culpepper Garden is located on five acres in the heart of Arlington. It is named in honor of Dr. Charles Culpepper, a botanist who owned the property and made it available for housing for low-income seniors. Today, Culpepper Garden is a model for senior affordable housing because of the services we provide through our extraordinary partnerships with Arlington County, state and federal agencies, the faith-based community, volunteers, and community leaders.

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4435 North Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 528-0162


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Welcome to Culpepper Garden, Arlington only community where older adults on a very limited income can live independently or in assisted living on 4+ acres. Help us to spread the word Volunteer, Donate, Tell a Friend about our vibrant, caring community where seniors can age in place.

News & Events

We appreciate so many people joining us for our Annual Springtime Party. A special thank you to our Event Co-chairs Brad and Diane Smith and our Emcee Doreen Gentzler.

We also want to thank our generous sponsors for their support of our Springtime Party.

Please click here to see a list of the sponsors.

We were honored to have elected officials join us for the Annual Springtime Party. Pictured L to R: County Board member John Vihstadt, ARHC Chair Susan Philp, County Board Chair Libby Garvey, Event Chairs Brad and Diane Smith, Virginia Senator Barbara Favola and Emcee Doreen Gentzler.

For additional pictures of this great event, please click here.
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