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The Lewinsville Retirement Residence, Inc. is a federally assisted nonprofit community located in McLean, Virginia.  As a Section 202 program in conjunction with the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Lewinsville offers affordable housing for older adults ages 62 and older.

The beginnings of The Lewinsville Retirement Residence is one of faith and commitment, established in 1975, as a mission project of The Lewinsville Presbyterian Church.

The mission of The Lewinsville Retirement Residence is to provide a safe, secure, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing environment designed to compassionately meet the needs of older adults without regard to their racial, social, ethnic, political or religious backgrounds, thus contributing to their continued independence and dignity. Learn more about our history of The Lewinsville Retirement Residence.

The Lewinsville is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider, managed by Goodwin House.

Amenities at The Lewinsville

Residents at The Lewinsville enjoy a wide variety of community amenities, including a long-standing meal program, one of the unique features of residency at The Lewinsville.
  • 24/7 front desk staff
  • On-site security
  • Landscaped space, featuring outdoor seating and brick walkways
  • Dinner meal program available served in a socially-based restaurant, cafeteria or take-out style
  • Room-service style delivery to apartments is available for a small fee
  • Free WiFi in common areas
  • Community computers, printer and fax access
  • iPad loan program
  • The Lewinsville Library with rotating collection with Fairfax County Public Libraries
  • On-site exercise room with cardio equipment
  • Multipurpose activity rooms
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Satellite location for McLean’s SHARE store (membership required)
  • Resident-organized clubs and activities
  • Friends of the Lewinsville sponsored activities
  • Satellite
  • State of the art, keyless front door entry
  • Wood-style flooring throughout
  • Energy efficient windows
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Kitchen with full-size refrigerator, electric range, garbage disposal and microwave
  • Ceramic-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Emergency call system
  • Prewired for telephone, Internet and TV (Cox or Verizon)
  • Balcony or fenced patio (not available in all units)
  • The following utilities are included with the monthly rent: electricity, water, heating and AC
  • Pet Policy Type: Bird, Cat, Dog, Fish, Reptile, Others
  • Pet Deposit Min/Max: $200
  • Other Pets Allowed: Maximum Number of Pets Limited to 1 dog/cat, or 2 small caged household pets. Height limit is 25”.
  • Pet Policy: • Pet Deposit is applicable to all animals residing permanently or temporarily at The Lewinsville. • Registration of all animals is required, and rules apply to all animals residing permanently or temporarily at The Lewinsville. • Assistive animals residing at The Lewinsville for the sole purpose of assisting their owners with the activities of daily living are excluded from the Pet Rules. The Lewinsville reserves the right to require verification of need for this exclusion.
  • Pet Rent Basis: Per Home
  • Parking Type: Surface Lot
  • Parking Comment: • Visitor parking passes are available at the Front Desk.• Parking on-site at The Lewinsville is limited to residents and visitors with handicap placards or plates.• Additional parking for visitors, staff and residents is available at the Annex Parking Lot. Visitors can type “1712 Chain Bridge Road” into GPS for directions to the entrance off Chain Bridge Road.• All vehicles on the campus are subject to rules outlined in the policy. Copies of the complete policy are available by request

View The Lewinsville Apartments Floor Plans

Click here to start the waitlist application process.

The Lewinsville has 143 apartments including 6 studio apartments, 132 one-bedroom apartments, and 5 two-bedroom apartments.  Some of these floor plans have a patio or balcony. Nine of the one-bedroom apartments are designed to meet uniform federal accessibility standards.  Applications can be added to more than one floorplan waitlist (i.e. studio and one-bedroom, or one-bedroom and two-bedroom) based on HUD occupancy guidelines; only one application is needed per household.



(UPDATE AS OF 06/16/2023)

Questions or concerns should be directed to Michael Beale, Rental Assistance Division,

Department of Housing and Community Development for Fairfax County at 703-246-5101.


The Lewinsville East has 18 apartments showcasing all one-bedroom floor plans with a balcony. These apartments are part of the Fairfax County Housing Authority’s Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) Rental Program.

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The Lewinsville in McLean, VA for Rent

A well-respected affordable housing community known for compassionate, quality living, The Lewinsville Retirement Residence is truly one of a kind.

We are nestled among residential neighborhoods, quietly located behind The Lewinsville Presbyterian Church.  The Lewinsville Retirement Residence is around the corner from the Capital One Center, minutes from the McLean Metro Station and Tysons Corner Center.  We have a non-smoking campus which includes two apartment buildings, The Lewinsville, The Lewinsville East, both of which are designed for older adults, and a beautifully landscaped outdoor space, The Lewinsville Gardens. The Lewinsville is a 4-story building that offers 143 apartments and a mandatory meal program. The Lewinsville East is a 3-story building that offers 18 apartments.  Our community is comprised of residents with vibrant, diverse backgrounds which are reflective of the surrounding Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. 

The Lewinsville Retirement Residence is a short walk to downtown McLean and located along a Fairfax Connector bus route, ideally situated to give residents easy access to the best of what the area has to offer. 


Contact Us About Our Apartments

Feel free to email us directly at info@thelewinsville.org.  You can also contact us by phone or send us a note using the form below. If you are interested in an apartment at The Lewinsville, please use this link to complete a pre-application and add your name to our waiting list.


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office hours

  • Monday: By Appointment Only
  • Tuesday: By Appointment Only
  • Wednesday: By Appointment Only
  • Thursday: By Appointment Only
  • Friday: By Appointment Only
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed