Bailey’s Crossroads/ Seven Corners: Area Information
Less than four miles from the Pentagon and seven miles from the Nation's Mall, Bailey's Crossroads has long been a thriving center of commerce. Office and retail activity is concentrated along Columbia Pike (Route 244) and Leesburg Pike (Route 7). The core of the district includes Skyline Center, national chains, and a diverse array of locally owned stores and restaurants. Neighborhoods of single-family homes and apartments house the diverse population. Significant development opportunities exist as each area transforms into a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly activity center served by excellent transit service.
Bailey's Crossroads and Seven Corners are major retail centers that include national chains and an eclectic mix of locally owned stores and restaurants. Nearly 2 million square feet of retail is located in Bailey's Crossroads and 2.2 million in Seven Corners. Further, both areas are home to a combined 4 million square feet of office space, much of which is occupied by financial services, federal agencies, and contractors. A new vision for Bailey's Crossroads was adopted in 2010, which supports a vibrant commercial center and calls for the development of a "Town Center" with a balance of retail, office, residential, and civic uses.
The area is also home to some of the most important historic sites in the region, contributing to the area's important historical and cultural offerings. The Lincoln at the Crossroads Alliance, a non-profit group, commemorated the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac in November 2011, which originally occurred in the area around Bailey's Crossroads. Numerous markers along Leesburg Pike highlight the area's importance during the Civil War.