Bailey's Crossroads Apartments
Our Bailey's Crossroads Apartments lie in a major historic and cultural center, on the Arlington edge of Fairfax County VA, and includes the Bartton Place, Columbia View, Wildwood Towers, & Wildwood Park buildings.
From dining to shopping, this neighborhood can boast some of the best living in the DC metro area.
Introducing Bailey's Crossroads
The historic neighborhood of Bailey's Crossroads lies on the eastern edge of Fairfax County, along the Arlington VA line (though it generally falls within the Falls Church VA boundaries for postal purposes).
The area lies across a broad plain, edged in the west by Munson's Hill, site of famous Civil War activity.
Currently, the neighborhood is a vibrant and diverse community.
Nearby Lake Barcroft sports upper middle class single family houses, and the Culmore area of Bailey's Crossroads, boasts a large garden apartment community.
Bailey's Crossroads History
The beginning of the Civil War made Bailey's Crossroads internationally known as the Confederates took Munson's, Upton's, and Mason's Hills in July 1861.
The Confederate Army held the hills, looking down over Bailey's Crossroads and effectively the entire District of Columbia.
Reports from the Union troops spoke of the massive cannons they stationed on the hills, and over this period of time, the Confederate sharpshooters sniped at Union soldiers from their protected vantage.
The current neighborhood of Culmore formed a no man's land, because the Confederate sharpshooters ability to accurately hit anyone crossing the wide, flat plain.
The Confederate Army held this position until September 1861, when they retreated back to the fortified town of Centreville.
When the Union forces made it up to Munson's Hill, they learned that the fearsome cannons were in fact only “Quaker guns”—logs painted black and positioned to simulated artillery.
This was a major embarrassment to the Union generals.
Economy & Employment in Bailey's Crossroads
As with much of Northern Virginia, our Bailey's Crossroads apartment buildings lay in the shadow of a variety of government agency satellite offices, including US Department of Defense facilities, as well as many government contractors.
Central to Bailey's Crossroads is the junction of Columbia Pike and Leesburg Pike; it is a major commercial and business area that contains many office buildings along with an assortment of shopping and dining.
Bailey's Crossroads Shopping & Dining
Our Bailey's Crossroads apartments are located in a diverse community, with a range of immigrant populations.
As such, you can expect a variety of foods; there is a distinct Hispanic population, so from pupusas to tacos, there is a delicious variety from that community.
Aside from the Hispanic restaurants, there is a variety of Thai, Japanese, Chinese, traditional American, German, French, and several varieties of Middle Eastern cuisine.
At the center of this area is the Bailey's Crossroads Shopping Center with everything from a Trader Joes to the largest national Giant food store.
Besides big box stores, there is a variety of smaller and boutique shops hidden amongst the larger commercial buildings.
Transportation In & Around Bailey's Crossroads
There are a number of transportation options in and around our Bailey's Crossroads Apartments.
The area lies at the end of the major thoroughfare, Columbia Pike, and is intersected by another major road, Leesburg Pike.
You can access several Metrobus stops in this area, and are only a couple miles from the nearest Metro station.
Furthermore, plans are in effect to add trolley service down Columbia Pike.
Directions To Our Bailey's Crossroads Apartments
If you are coming from North of Washington DC, take I-95 South to Exit 27, merging onto the Washington Beltway, I-495 W toward Silver Spring. Take Exit 45B on the Left for Virginia State Highway 267 E to Interstate 66. Merge on VA-267 E and then merge onto I-66 E. Take Exit 69 towards US-29/VA-237/Washington Blvd/Lee Hwy, merging then onto Fairfax Dr. Turn Right at US-29 S/VA-237 W, make a Left at E Broad St, and continue onto Leesburg Pike.
If you are coming from South of Washington DC, take I-95 North toward Exit 163. Make a slight Right at Interstate 395 Connector N/Interstate 95 Connector N (with signs for I-395 N/I-495 N/Washington/Tysons Corner). Stay on I-395 N, and take Exit 5 for VA-7/King St. Exit on VA-244 W/Columbia Pike towards Annandale. Continue along Columbia Pike.
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