I have been a resident here for three years, currently in my fourth. I have had a very good experience with them. This is still a very new property. It was built only like 6 months before I moved in mid-2010. I am still the first tenant in my apartment. Everything is modern, clean, spacious. It is really nice. It is like having Old Town quality, just in the suburb of Skyline. I will not disagree with the reviewers below in that there have been problems (I have experienced them too). But, ever since Behringer Harvard took over, things have been really rock solid and those problems have gone away. Behringer Harvard is the third management company that has owned the property and they have been the best so far. I don't remember the names of the earlier two, but they were nothing but problematic. Yes, I experienced the fire alarms, yes, I experienced poor management staff, yes, I experienced poorly maintained amenities, yes, I experienced problems with unilities. But those were in the past. The staff now is great, the maintenance staff is great, the amenities (namely, the pool) is maintained very well. Just some miscellaneous notes: Billing is done through ConService, which is good. Internet is provided by both Cox and Verizon FiOS (yes, FiOS is available). Electricity is provided by Dominion. Electronic rent payment is available, but they don't show online how much in utilities you owe online.I just pay by hand-written check the amount the ConService bill says. Because of how new this property is, pest problems are minimal! The worst I've experienced is a garden spider. Apartments are fully ethernet wired! Every unit has a full walk-in closet, which makes all my friends jealous. Top floor units have 12 foot ceilings, while all other floors have standard 8 foot or so. There are 900 parking spots for 400 units. No assigned parking. The property is technically in Fairfax County (if you look at a map, it is literally located at where Fairfax meets Arlington meets Alexandria). The shower is really big. Tub shower. Larger units offer both a tub AND stall shower. Laundry is inside the apartment - stacked unit. I was told that my unit (the 850 sqft model) has a 75 gal water heater tank capacity. The door to the tank is locked, so I am going on the management's word on this. Ceiling fans, thermostat, two sinks in the bathroom, high toilet, multiple door locks, dual kitchen sink with removable spray head, gas stove, horizontally split fridge with filtered water dispenser inside, It is very quiet, but I live in a unit facing the pool, so I am probably insulated from all the traffic. The property is right along the busy streets of Rt 7 and George Mason Drive. The gym is very nice and well-maintained. The grounds are clean and well-maintained. The business center has two desktop computers and a laser printer. The game center has two LCD tvs, nintendo Wii, billiards table, poker table and shuffle-puck table. Also a full bar is there too. Good for parties. The management tries very hard to have some semblance of a community. Unfortunately, my schedule never permits me to join in on a lot of the festivities, so I can't comment. But they try! Hot dog fest here, bbq cookout there, pizza night there, etc. I personally think that this property is a diamond in the rough, considering the Old Town quality and the affordable price (since the Skyline area is a bit more affordable than other adjacent areas). I would recommend it, I am happy here.
Be very, very careful when moving in to the Baileys! The staff is poor at best and the maintance staff has no clue. The fees they charge when you move out are high and I wish that this place had not shown up in any search!
Living at Baileys Crossing is a never ending problem, throughout my year there I experienced multiple problems. The fire alarms goes off at randoms times throughout the day and night approximately 3 time a months. The customer service representatives are rarely helpful. The price is outrageous, they have the same prices as complexes located near metro stations unfortunately there isn't a metro anywhere close. When I arrived in late 2009 I was told that they were working on getting a shuttle to a metro...... they are still telling people this same thing. Heed my warning and go elsewhere, the apartments are nice but no where near worth the price you will pay.
This is not the same place it was two years ago. Since the new management company took over, maintenance and service has declined. The building is not convenient to Metro, and the metro shuttle has decreased in frequency. There is also a particularly glitchy fire alarm system that sounds off at least monthly for an hour or two at a time, requiring the fire department to clear the building at all hours of the evening and morning.