C∙a∙r∙l∙y∙n S∙q∙u∙a∙r∙e is a bucolic oasis in the heart of bustling, historic Bailey's Crossroads in Fairfax County, Virginia — near the cultural diversity of Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Washington, D.C.
Built in 1971, our 37 townhouses, picnic area, and tennis-basketball hoops court are tucked away on a cul-de-sac at the far end of Spring Lane off Columbia Pike. We're just inside Fairfax County's border with Arlington, between Leesburg Pike and Carlin Springs Road — close to several bus routes. (Map)
We have an active, engaged community association administered by an elected Board of Directors and appointed subcommittees. Our square is a mix of new and long-time residents, both renters and owners. A few are original owners while others have lived here for two or three decades, which speaks to the great quality of life in our friendly and conveniently located neighborhood.
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Next Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, March 15 , 2023, 7:30 p.m.
McAlary House (#3326)
OUR NEW PAVILION
The summer of 2022 was one of renewal for Carlyn Square with a new parking lot pavement, sidewalk repair and extension to the tennis court, and a pavilion on the parking lot island—the long anticipated new focal point for our neighborhood. With its programmable multi-colored lights, it's another site for gathering and relaxation, replacing an unruly assemblage of shrubs and a a five globe park light moved to illuminate the rear common area at night.
The pavilion dedication took place at our Oktoberfest picnic on October 8 with Maintenance Committee Chair Paula Fleming cutting the ceremonial ribbon as Association President George Laws looked on. She and husband Dean Fleming, At-Large Board of Directors member, were the most responsible for the vision, planning, financing, and supervision of the successful renovations and landscaping around the pavilion.
OUR LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK EXCHANGE
Looking for something to read? Check out Carlyn Square's Little Free Library. Thanks to long-time resident Carol Hopper, the yellow kiosk between homes #3309 and #3313 is available for you to take a book and share a book. It is registered with the Little Free Library organization, which calls itself "the world's largest book sharing movement."
Further Reading about Bailey's Crossroads
Annandale Today (formerly Annandale Blog) (Current news about Bailey's Crossroads and Mason District)
Washington Post article on Bailey's Crossroads history