The town of Dumfries, Virginia is officially named "Town of Dumfries" but is called simply Dumfries. It is located in Prince William County an spans 1.6 square miles of land. The town lies 25 miles from the nation's capital of Washington D.C., and 78 miles from the state capital, Richmond. As part of the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan region, Dumfries is situated in the midst of countless employment, education and entertainment opportunities. The town has a mayor/council style of government with a mayor, vice mayor and five council members. Dumfries has been and is home to many notable people including Alexander Henderson who was a merchant, professional soccer player Ali Krieger and professional basketball player Kendall Marshall.
Dumfries was once an important port along the coast and the town of Dumfries is among the oldest towns chartered in the area and is the oldest to be continuously chartered. The modern history of the community began around 1690 when a gristmill was constructed on Quantico Creek by Richard Gibson. This mill was followed by a customhouse and warehouse in 1731 and more structures and businesses along the estuary the following year. The town was chartered as the Town of Dumfries in May of 1749. In 1763, the port at Dumfries reached it's peak of importance and performance. The port had 15 years of major success when the Revolutionary War, erosion and other factors brought about its end. Today it is a thriving suburb 1.7 miles from Quantico Marine Corps Base and 10 miles south of Fort Belvoir.
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According to the United States Census of 2010, Town of Dumfries was home to 4,961 residents. However, that number is on the rise according to city-data.com the 2013 estimate set the population at 5,168. The estimated median household income in 2012, according to city-data.com was $62,021 and the estimated per capita income was $21,626. According to the same site the 2012 estimated house or condo value in the community was $169,231 and the 2012 median gross rent was $1,403. Public education in Dumfries is provided by the Prince William County Public Schools.
Area attractions include Prince Williams Forest National Park, Leesylvania State Park, Weems-Botts Museum, and National Museum of the Marine Corps in nearby Quantico. Local parks provide green space for free play areas for walking and biking and so much more. Homes for sale in Town of Dumfries range from small starter homes and fixer uppers through historic homes and luxury homes. Other housing options include apartments, houses and duplexes for rent as well as condominiums and town houses for sale or lease. Local real estate agents are best equipped to help you in your search for the perfect place to call home in the thriving community of Dumfries.