Well-planned and unincorporated, the community of Dale City lies west of Interstate 95 and was originally established in 1964. Located 25 miles south of Washington, DC, Dale City is surrounded by vast wooded areas and parkland, a fact of natural beauty that attracts those who are seeking a panoramic and totally residential environment within close proximity to vibrant metropolitan areas. Many residents of Dale City are employed at the U.S. Marine Base in Quantico. Numerous parks provide residents with picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields and swimming pools. Open to membership is Dale City’s 55-acre community center with expanded exercise and recreational facilities. Just minutes from the town is a full-service hospital and one of the East Coast's most popular shopping centers, Potomac Mills. Dale City features reasonably priced single-family homes as well as duplexes and townhomes.