Close this search box.


Army Residence Community

The ARC is in a prime location for the active military retiree and senior-level federal employees. San Antonio is home to many military facilities, including Randolph Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, and San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), with shopping, dining, medical services, and many social opportunities available just minutes from the ARC.

And if you live in San Antonio, you can’t miss out on the amazing history and culture of the area. Downtown San Antonio has shopping, theaters, art, culture, the Alamo, and of course the famous River Walk. And it’s all just a short drive away.


What is the Army Residence Community?

It is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)/Life Plan Community for all officers, retired or honorably discharged from all branches of service, warrant officers, as well as senior-level GS 14 and above federal employees, to include spouses and surviving spouses. Residents have the option to live in cottages or apartments and enjoy an abundance of services, amenities, and a full schedule of activities. ARC residents also enjoy the security of knowing that the continuum of health care services will be available to them if needed.

The Army Residence Community welcomes all officers and non-commissioned officers (E-8 & E-9) retired or honorably discharged from all branches of service, as well as senior-level GS 12 and above federal employees, to include spouses and surviving spouses.

Our Assisted Living and Healthcare welcome veterans from all branches of service.

Absolutely! Our residents represent diversity in branches of the military and senior-level federal employees, who live in harmony, sharing the experience of having served their country. Rank presents no social obstacles, either; in this friendly environment, residents are on a first-name basis.

The minimum age for single residents is 62. The Board of Directors may consider exceptions on an individual basis.

The ARC is home to single officers, non-commissioned (E-8 & E-9) officers, and GS 12 and above federal employees and their surviving spouses, as well as couples. We offer many opportunities for cultural outings, travel, and an active social life, including a club for our “Solos.” At the ARC, single persons need not dine alone or travel alone if they desire engaging company.

Security is provided 24 hours a day. The ARC is a gated community with controlled access. Security personnel are on duty at all times and additional security measures such as closed circuit TV, exterior security cameras, and a staffed front desk augment the security.

The ARC is located in northeast San Antonio, between Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base. Shopping malls, hospitals, churches, golf courses (both military and civilian), restaurants, movie theaters, and many other services are within easy reach. Downtown San Antonio, which offers a full range of fine restaurants, cultural activities, professional sports, and modern shopping facilities, is about 12 miles from the Community.

San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC, formerly BAMC) is just eight miles from the ARC; Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital is 15 miles away; and Northeast Methodist and Northeast Baptist civilian hospitals are both within eight miles. Comprehensive medical and surgical care is also available at numerous other military and civilian medical centers in the San Antonio area.

Scheduled transportation in ARC vans is available at no cost to the residents who wish to use this service. Weekly trips include nearby shopping, SAMMC, Randolph Air Force Base, and the Fort Sam Houston Post Exchanges and commissaries. Appointments may also be arranged for other transportation.

Social, cultural, wellness, spiritual, and recreational activities offer opportunities for fun, enrichment, exercise, and fellowship. Residents may participate in these activities and are also encouraged to organize other types of activities that interest them.

Residents are assured care at ARC Healthcare, which includes skilled nursing, memory care, and assisted living. ARC Healthcare is easily accessible to residents and visitors.

Under current Internal Revenue Service regulations, residents are eligible for a medical deduction. The amount of the medical deduction is based upon the percentage of the Entrance Fees and Maintenance Fees that residents pay to support the Health Care Center and the Oaks Memory Care.

Yes, the Board of Directors is comprised of active and retired military officers, the wives, surviving spouses of officers, and other prominent citizens. Board members serve without compensation. Board members may not be employed by, or be under contract to, the ARC.

When you request a brochure, you’ll find it contains a Priority Application. Simply fill out the application and return it to the ARC, along with a copy of the sponsor’s military retirement form DD214, and a deposit of $1,000 for a single individual or $1,500 for a married couple. You will then be assigned a Priority Number. Although the deposit does not draw interest, it is placed in escrow and becomes a part of the down payment required for a residence. The deposit is fully refundable when requested in writing.

If you are considering becoming a resident of the ARC, we invite you to learn more about us. You may contact us for information or arrange a personal tour today! You’re under no obligation, and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with planning for your retirement future.

We understand that leaving your home may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. However, there are a number of important reasons why prospective residents should prepare for the future now. First, it is important to move into the ARC while you’re still active and medically eligible for residency; we urge prospective residents not to wait for a health crisis, which could cause medical ineligibility. Second, early decision-making gives you a better chance of securing the residence of your choice.

Request a Tour of Army Residence

"*" indicates required fields