Bailey's Crossroads, VA Homes For Sale
You would not ordinarily associate homes for sale with circus big tops but at least historically speaking, Bailey’s Crossroads in Virginia is an exception. Say what?! This large Fairfax County community was once home to the Bailey family’s traveling circus which eventually evolved into the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. How’s that for a little bit of real estate trivia?
Currently home to more than 23,000 residents, Bailey’s Crossroads is intersected by Columbia Pike and Leesburg Pike—hence the crossroads designation. It is also often associated with the neighboring communities of Seven Corners and Falls Church. The town went through a development boom in the 1960s and 1970s in anticipation of a Metro rail expansion that never came. That boom included the construction of a cluster of high-rise residential and commercial buildings known as Skyline.
Like other communities along the Columbia Pike, the lack of Metro rail transit played into subsequent economic decline. Bailey’s Crossroads is one of several commercial districts that are part of a revitalization campaign intended to spur long-term sustainable growth. Present plans for the long-awaited Arlington Streetcar plan would have that line commence at Pentagon City with its last stop in Baileys Crossing. To begin searching Bailey's Crossroads, VA homes for sale, click on the active MLS listings below:
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Condos for sale in Bailey’s Crossroads often stem from the Skyline high-rise project, although long range plans for a new town center-style development with upscale shops and luxury condos and townhouses could add to the inventory.
As for detached single-family homes for sale, architectural styles typically favor boxy Colonials, Cape Cods, Ramblers and Split-levels. There has also been an uptick in recent custom home construction, though not at the level that one would see in communities like Ashburn for instance.
Like the name of the town, Bailey’s finds itself at something of a crossroads, poised for further residential and commercial expansion but currently in a bit of a lull. It’s a perfectly pleasant community with affordable homes for sale that have fluctuated unevenly in cost in recent years. The price range is somewhat narrower than many Washington Metro neighborhoods, from about $180,000 to $500,000. There’s an eclectic range of bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants, plus a Target and a Trader Joe’s.