LEN FOREST is a quiet, tree-shaded residential neighborhood at Bailey's Crossroads in Fairfax County, Virginia, about five miles south of Washington, D.C.; the Pentagon; and Reagan National Airport. We are roughly bounded by Leesburg Pike, Glen Carlyn Road, the Fairfax County/Arlington County border along Carlin Springs Road, and the Crossroads Center shopping mall. Our main entrance is Glen Forest Drive off Leesburg Pike. Other approaches are off Leesburg Pike onto Magnolia Avene, off Glen Carlyn Road onto the other end of Magnolia Avenue, and off Carlin Springs Road onto 6th Road. (See map)

Nearly 450 homes make up our community, built mostly in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Individuals and families in our neighborhood can join our Association for a modest annual fee. Benefits include:

  • Use of our magnificent 6.8 acre park with its pool and picnic area
  • Membership on committees
  • Voting rights at our annual spring meeting

The park is our greatest asset. It features a swimming pool and bathhouse, well hidden from public view, with Long Branch Creek babbling past it. The pool requires most of our resources and is managed by our Board of Directors with help from other volunteers. It meets Fairfax County's strict safety standards, with licensed lifeguards provided by a pool management company. Pool membership is open to individuals and families both within and outside our neighborhood on a seasonal basis. We have room for 125 family memberships and currently there is no waiting list.

The subdivisions and streets below are included in the Glen Forest Community Association. (See table at bottom of Association History page for dates of inclusion.)

  • Glen Forest Subdivision as dedicated by Woodrow W. Oliver and his wife.
  • Glen Acres and Congressional Acres Subdivisions as dedicated and recorded as of 1/1/62
  • Robinwood Lane
  • Chicamuxen Court
  • Ardley Court
  • Hardwick Place
  • Carlyn Square
  • Westmore Gardens
  • Brill Court
  • Magnolia Woods
  • Magnolia Avenue (Route 7 side)