Alexandria, then Bailey’s Crossroads & then More

In January 1966, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of a new retirement community in Alexandria’s West End. By 1967, the doors opened to welcome the first residents. In the 1970s and 1980s, Goodwin House Alexandria became a sought-after place for older adults to live and thrive.

As demand grew, GHI expanded in 1987 and built and opened a second community in Bailey’s Crossroads, a growing urban neighborhood in Falls Church, Va.

GHI opens its second community in 1987 and it quickly attracts residents

Both Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads gained positive reputations for excellence and by the 1990s, the wait lists for both communities exceeded capacity. GHI’s Board of Trustees recognized the need to expand and built a new 14 story residential building at Goodwin House Alexandria in 1998.

Goodwin House Alexandria’s Tower opened in 1998, featuring breathtaking views of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia

Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads experienced similar demand and GHI moved quickly to open The Pointe in 2010 with state of the art senior living apartments.

The Pointe opened at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in 2010 featuring its own majestic views


GHI continues to reinvest in both Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads with renovations and upgrades to residential apartments, dining venues, health and wellness centers and common venues. Today, our communities are highly respected for vibrant residential, community living for older adults and for compassion and care along life’s continuum.  We invite you to visit our communities today to experience the Goodwin House mission and vision and meet the residents who call Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads “home”.

Enjoy this brief video of residents describing life at a Goodwin House community