he CDP, or census-designated place, of Dale City, Virginia is located in Prince William County. The census-designated place spans 15 square miles and it tries to live up to its motto of "The Friendliest Little City Around." The community ranges from Prince William Parkway to the north, Smoketown Road to the northeast, and Hoadly Road to the northwest all the way down to Cardinal Drive to the south. Dale City is an annex of Woodbridge and at only 25 miles away from Washington D.C. it serves as a suburb of our nation's capital.
Dale City was the brain child of Cecil Don Hylton, a real estate developer who had begun his working life selling produce at farmers' markets and later ran a sod business. During the post-war housing boom Hylton began to work in home building and started his own sewer company and one of the first cable television companies in the area. Hylton was always a man with a plan. The community was named after the rolling hills and dales of region by Hylton himself. Hylton Enterprises developed the area and it is nearly complete and several sites in the community are named for its founder, including C.D. Hylton High School. In recent years, Hylton's legacy continued through the works of the Hylton Foundation, such as underwriting a beautiful major addition to the nearby Potomac Hospital.
Dale City has quiet streets, beautiful green spaces and a thriving business sector.
In 2010, the United States Census reported that 65,969 people called Dale City home. According to city-data.com, the estimated median household income in 2000 was $65,355 and that in 2010 the estimated median household income had risen to $85,492. According to the same site the estimated per capita income in the community in 2012 was $30,416. The mean housing price in the community is about $287,423 and the median gross rent was 1,608. When you compare the household income to the home value it reveals that Dale City is the kind of comfort and convenience one can easily afford.
Local attractions include nearby Potomac Mills Mall, Andrew Leitch Park and Water Works Park. Dale City has quiet streets, beautiful green spaces and a thriving business sector. Homes for sale range from small starter homes up through sprawling luxury homes. Other housing options include apartments, duplexes houses for rent as well as town houses and condominiums with a variety of amenities for sale lease. Local real estate agents eagerly await your call or e-mail and are ready to assist you in finding the home of your dreams in beautiful Dale City, Virginia.
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