Bailey's Crossroads is located in Fairfax County within Falls Church with Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7) and George Mason Drive being the main intersection. It is a close-in semi-urban neighborhood that is in the midst of extensive revitalization. It borders on the West End of Alexandria City and on South Arlington and is near the neighborhoods of Seven Corners, Annandale, Lake Barcroft, Fairlington, Shirlington, and picturesque Old Town Alexandria. Residents have easy access to Ft. Myer, Rosslyn, the Pentagon, and downtown D.C.
Fairfax County has transformed from its rural, agricultural roots into a thriving, technologically-driven urban area. The county hosts many exciting annual events including Celebrate Fairfax, Chocolate Lovers Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival and the Mount Vernon Wine Festival. Multiple gardens and Civil War sites are located within the county including Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in nearby Alexandria. Mount Vernon, George Washington's mansion, features exhibits and working plantation activities. Residents enjoy the many retail shopping areas and recreational areas.
A number of national and state parks provide plenty of recreational fun. Nearby Wolf Trap National Park is the only national park that is geared toward the performing arts. Locals hike, fish, watch wildlife and ride horses at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The park has a museum and features a one-hour walking tour of the first battle and a 13-mile driving tour of the second battle.
The Udvar-Hazy Center of the Air and Space Museum located at the Washington-Dulles International Airport is another exciting nearby attraction. Visitors can view artifacts such as the Space Shuttle Enterprise, an SR-71 Blackbird, and the Enola Gay at the museum.
Additional area attractions include many Washington, D.C., sites such as the Glencarlyn Park, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the White House. Many exceptional colleges and universities are within 10 miles from town. These include George Mason University, Marymount University, Northern Virginia Community College, Howard University, Georgetown University, University of the District of Columbia, American University, and George Washington University.
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