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).

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.

Dale City Almanac

CountyPrince William County
Standard Zip Codes22193
Phone Area Codes5,71,703
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.64
Approximate Longitude-77.35

Dale City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 44 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches
StationLA PLATA 1 W
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 44 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 85 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip44 inches
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 43 F
Apr Temp46 to 66 F
Jul Temp70 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Manassas Park16,423$83,343

Dale City Private Schools

Dale City Christian Church Cdc & Academy
14022 Lindendale Rd
ZIP: 22193
Total Enrollment 20
Evangel Christian School
14836 Ashdale Ave
ZIP: 22193
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 190
Holy Family Catholic School
14160 Ferndale Rd
ZIP: 22193
Total Enrollment 212
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