Introduction to Dale City, Virginia
Dale City, Virginia, in Prince William county, is 23 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is part of the Washington metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 55,971 people live in Dale City.
Dale City History
Real estate developer Cecil Don Hylton established the community of Dale City. He chose the term "Dale" because it aptly described the "hills and dales" of Virginia Piedmont, where the community was developed. Dale City is currently an unincorporated community in the county of Prince William in Virginia. The Potomac Mills Mall, the largest outlet mall in the United States and second largest shopping mall in Northern Virginia, is located in Dale City.
Dale City and nearby Attractions
- Mount Vernon
- Dale City Neighborhood Library
- Manassas Museum
- Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge
- Gunston Hall Plantation
- Mason Neck State Park
Things To Do In Dale City
Dale City provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums nearby. Gunston Hall Plantation and Woodlawn Plantation are worth visiting. Mount Vernon is the 18th century restored farm house of George Washington. For information on local history, one can visit Dale City Neighborhood Library or Dale City Mini Library. The Manassas Museum and the U.S. Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum are also nearby. In addition, the town is near many recreation areas that make for the perfect day trip destination. Among these are Mason Neck State Park, Marumsco National Wildlife Refuge, Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, and Occoquan Regional Park.
Dale City Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by Washington Dulles International Airport.
Dale City Higher Education
For higher education, residents of Dale City can enroll at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Marymount University, or Mary Washington College.