Dale City

Dale City is located in Prince William County and is one of the suburbs of Washington DC, in northern Virginia. It is a planned community started by a developer named Cecil Don Hylton. Many places in the town are named after Hylton including the C.D. Hylton High School and the Hylton Memorial Chapel. Hylton Enterprises are still active in Dale City and the surrounding towns. They build houses and commercial buildings as well as sell real estate and many other ventures.

The Hylton Foundation has found many ways to give back to the Dale City community. They have returned many parcels of unused land that have been turned into parks and used for other purposes. These parcels were either odd sized or unsuitable to build on for one reason or the next. They just recently financed the new addition to the Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge.

As of 2006, Dale City had about 63,000 residents, and the number grows daily. Many of these residents work in Washington D.C. and commute to and from their jobs. The suburbs are more peaceful than the big city, and property is usually less expensive. Close access to interstate 95, the highway in and out of Washington, has a lot to do with the towns popularity. Jump off 95 onto Dale Blvd. and you are almost home.

Some of the things you can expect to find in Dale City include a local library as well as a mini library. There are a handful of shopping centers to choose from and at least eight churches. There are four local parks to and one post office. Anything lacking in Dale City can surely be found a few miles away in Woodbridge, including Potomac Mills Mall.

You would have to do a little driving if furthering your education were a priority for you. A short drive, however, will present you with several outstanding options. A couple of these would be George Mason University in Fairfax and George Washington University in Washington DC. Of course, Georgetown University; American University and others are located in DC.

Dale City is surrounded by the beauty and history that has made Prince William County famous. A large majority of the recreation opportunities in Prince William County have to do with the beauty and history of the land, from the state parks to the small towns and the many museums. In fact, some of the best museums in the world are located in DC and are free!!

You can find peace and quite in any of the state, local and regional parks or you can step back in time by going to towns like Dumfries and Occoquan. Museums like the Weems-Botts Museum or the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico bring the history of this land together in ways you should never forget.

Dale City offers affordable housing, upscale housing and a short commute to Washington DC. Your weekends will never be dull and boring with the wide range of activities available just outside your city limits sign.

Dale City Facts and Figures

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 Prince William
 571, 703



 15.0 sq mi   
 15.0 sq mi  
 0.0 sq mi
 230 ft (70 m)

Dale City is an unincorporated community in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Dale City is located at 38°38'54"N 77°20'32"W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.0 square miles. According to the U.S. census American Community Survey of 2006, there were 63,616 people, 20,866 households, and 17,072 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,241.1 people per square mile.

There were 20,866 households out of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,179, and the median income for a family was $72,021 (these figures had risen to $79,075 and $80,382 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[4]). Males had a median income of $50,920 versus $43,389 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,864. About 3.3% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.

Dale City was the idea of a real estate developer Cecil Don Hylton. Many myths surround Hylton and his choice of names for the community. Many erroneously believe Hylton's middle name was "Dale". He actually chose the term because it aptly describes the "hills and dales" of the rolling Virginia Piedmont, where he developed the community. Several places in Dale City are named after Hylton, such as C.D. Hylton High School and the Hylton Memorial Chapel. More recently, the Hylton Foundation underwrote a major new addition to Potomac Hospital in nearby Woodbridge, Virginia. As Dale City is nearing completion, Hylton companies have branched into new markets, especially real estate of existing houses.

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