Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia
Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, is in Fairfax County in the northern area of the state. Its total area is only 2.1 square miles, all of which is land. Its level and broad plain was chosen by the Union Army for a massive review of troops during the Civil War. Taking place on November 20, 1861, thousands of troops marched in formation and paraded before President Abraham Lincoln.
Where the Name Comes From
Bailey’s Crossroads lies at the “crossroads” of State Route 244 (Columbia Pike) and State Route 7 (Leesburg Pike). The city honors the Bailey family of circus fame. Hachaliah Bailey, one of the first American circus showmen, was the first to purchase an elephant. Needing a place to winter his circus animals, on December 19, 1837, he bought land on the outskirts of Falls Church in Bailey’s Crossroads. He also built a large house known as “Bailey’s Mansion,” which was said to have contained 100 rooms.
The last official census in 2010 showed 23,643 residents, 12,192 males and 11,451 females.
According to Realtor.com, homes for sale in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia, have a median listing price of $339,500, a price of $258 per square foot, and an average rental of $2,500.
Public schools in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, belong to Arlington County Public Schools or Alexandria City Public Schools. They include Campbell Elementary School (Grades PK-5), John Adams Elementary School (Grades PK-5), Glasgow Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Glen Forest Elementary School (Grades PK-5).
Examples of Local Cuisine
Seasons 52 in McLean, 3.1 miles away
Founding Farmers in Tysons Corner, 3.5 miles away
True Food Kitchen in Fairfax, 3.0 miles away
ATTRACTIONS near Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia
This is located in Village at Shirlington, Arlington, Virginia, 2.3 miles away. It is known for its world-class spectacular musical theater productions and the works of Stephen Sondheim, presented in an intimate environment. It attracts major talent from the entire eastern United States. There are also about a dozen restaurants within a short walk and lots of free parking.
Green Spring Gardens
Located in Alexandria, only 2.4 miles away, this is a small but beautifully maintained park with a Public Garden Inn Historic Site, a Gazebo Garden, and a wonderful mix of gardens and walkways. The large plants and trees have become a nice canopy for lower growing plants. You will find flowering plants, evergreens, fruiting, and others. This is a great place to walk and relax and is open all year round. Their visitors center has interesting books about gardening and birds.
Long Branch Nature Center
Also in Arlington, this is another place to learn about nature. The Four Mile Creek runs through the center and the park. It is a nice place to walk around with children and dogs. The Center has activities for all ages, a large room for events and classes, a short nature trail, bird feeding on the patio out front, and even a red-headed vulture in a large cage out back.
Nook Play Well
While in Arlington, you can take the children to this indoor Playcentre that has creative areas for arts and crafts, ball pit, toys, hiding spots, reading, dress up, and more in addition to play areas for the children and an area for parents to relax and have refreshments. Nook also specializes in putting on birthday parties and having a baby speak class taught by a pediatric speech pathologist. Any child under the age of one is FREE!
Port City Brewing Company
In Alexandria, 3.4 miles away, they brew award-winning craft beer and are open seven days a week for tastings, growler fills, six-packs, pints, and kegs. They have tours Thursdays through Sundays, every Friday night there is live music, food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays, and special events. The brewery was opened because of the conviction that the DC market was in need of more local choices for great quality craft beer!
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC is only 5 miles away, and there are so many places to see there. This is just one of them. The professionalism of the actors here in their presentations and touring Broadway musicals in this premier venue for performing arts is fantastic. Be sure to go to the roof terrace and observe the spectacular views of the city and its structures, the amazing sunsets, and perhaps take some pictures. Parking is available at or near the center, and the Metro stops nearby. If you time your visit to a performance, you can take a free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro.
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Bailey’s Crossroads Property Management
Our property management team specializes in residential areas throughout Bailey’s Crossroads, VA. We offer multiple services to take your rental property and convert it into reliable income. We have a thorough screening process that helps to identify the right tenants for your property. Our team works hard to keep both parties happy through effective communication, bullet proof lease agreements, and timely monthly rent collection. We offer maintenance services to enhance the property and ensure that it will retain or increase in value. We oversee everything, allowing you to sit back and relax and know that your property and your tenants are in good hands.
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