There’s always something special happening at Knollwood.

From yoga in the morning to happy hour in the afternoon—every day is a new and exciting experience just waiting to happen. Come join the fun!

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Knollwood proudly serves those who have served our nation. This labor of love starts with providing commissioned officers (ages 62 and better) and their families with a community in NW Washington, DC that feels like home—only better. Convenient and connected, and adjacent to beautiful Rock Creek Park, Knollwood is where neighbors become friends and friends become family. It’s a common bond in the most uncommon place.

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Now open to high-level Federal Employees (GS-14 +)

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Recently, Knollwood was pleased to welcome critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves for a special resident-only performance. Mrs. Graves is recognized globally—gracing the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. However, this particular event hit much closer to home. You see, the singer who USA Today identified as “an operatic superstar of the 21st Century” was also a student of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where Knollwood resident Judith Allen was a principal. Considering Judith had also been involved in mentoring Denyce throughout kindergarten, middle school, and high school, the reunion was just as special as the performance itself. How about an encore?

Living Options

Independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing & rehab, memory support—around here, the options are many and the worries are few.

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Enticing and innovative programs—all in an environment that fosters interactions and nurtures friendships. Explore your surroundings.

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Knollwood welcomes high-ranking government service staff (GS 14 and higher) and officers of the U.S. Uniformed Services plus others with certain military ties. See if you qualify.

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Get to know Knollwood.

Ideally situated on 16 beautiful wooded acres in NW Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park, Knollwood is an award-winning retirement community—complete with fun, holistic wellness programs and access to world-class medical services. More than a must-see, it’s a must-experience!

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