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Your generous support helps Culpepper Garden to care for 450+ seniors living on a very limited income to age in place in our thriving community each year.



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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.

Click here for Resident Application and Criteria
Click here for Recertification Package

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


From Executive Director

New Executive Director
Linda Kelleher

Culpepper Garden Renovation Update

Culpepper Garden is finalizing plans to renovate the original 204 apartments (referred to as Culpepper Garden I) and all public space beginning in early 2018. We encourage you to visit this site often for updates and information. We are getting closer to potentially receiving HUD Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) for all qualified households. All potentially eligible resident residents are completing their TPV application by early November. Click here for a copy of the letter and application. In early October residents previewed a mock-up efficiency apartment, showing the new fixtures and finishes Click here for photos and renovation features. There will be some minor changes in the apartment renovations. Twenty percent of the apartments will be fully handicapped accessible. CGI residents can request a handicapped apartment here.

News & Events

Thank you

to the 120+ MLK Day Volunteers Who participated in indoor and outdoor activities!

See photos on Facebook

Our heartfelt thanks to the Connally Family and many sponsors and donors who supported Culpepper Garden’s Annual Springtime Party.

Our Grand Sponsors:

Jeanne Broyhill and Joe Ventrone
Caruthers Foundation
Patricia and Tom Connally
Brad and Diane Smith, Strategic Analysis Inc.
Venable Foundation And a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

For a complete list of Sponsors click here.

We welcomed 120+ guests to our event. See some photo highlights here.

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