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Overview of Dale City

Dale City, Va. has about 66,000 residents that call the city home. In 2000, this was a smaller city, but it has since grown by almost 25 percent, according to Sperling's Best Places. Located in Prince William County, just 28 miles from Washington, D.C., Dale City isn't far from big-city attractions and amenities. Residents boast a median household income of approximately $85,800, which is about $20,000 more than Virginia's state average. Those searching for Dale City apartments for rent will be happy to know that this town was on CNN's Top 100 Best Places to Live.

Living in Dale City, VA

Employment opportunities are never scarce in Dale City. The unemployment rate, according to City-Data, is lower than the Virginia state average by about 1 percent. The top industries include public administration, construction and professional, scientific and technical services. Some of the largest employers in Prince William County include Prince William County School Board, U.S. Department of Defense, County of Prince William, Potomac Hospital Corporation and Wal-Mart.

With Washington D.C. being nearby, so are a variety of business opportunities. With the Virginia Railway Express trains, the commute is manageable and runs throughout Dale City.

Rentals in Dale City are perfect for those looking for higher education, as well. There are three fairly large universities and colleges in the area. George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and George Washington University on average have about 17,000 students.

Dale City Attractions and Special Events

Dale City is home to a wide array of attractions. According to CNN, Dale City plays host to the largest Fourth of July parade in all of Virginia. For more family fun, there's also Water Works Waterpark. This park is equipped with everything from pools, slides and geysers to a rope climb, fun bubblers and a snack shack once you get hungry after playing.

If you're looking for great places to relax and dine out, try Golden House for authentic Chinese cuisine or Sully's Steakhouse for quality steaks at an affordable price.

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