Quality of Life

The Town of Dumfries has a history of innovation and prosperity. The Town was founded as a thriving commercial center in 1749 and is the oldest continuous Chartered Town in the State of Virginia.  The Town was the second largest leading port in Colonial America receiving tobacco and rivaled New York, Philadelphia and Boston.  Since the colonial period, our Town has long been recognized as a location for business and is part of one of the fastest growing areas in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Region and is an ideal location for defense, technology, commercial and retail related businesses.

In addition to having a strong business environment, the Town of Dumfries is a pleasant place to live, offering friendly neighborhoods, affordable cost of living, close proximity to excellent health care, outstanding educational opportunities, and a vast range of historical, cultural and leisure activities.

It’s more than quality of life – it’s is the quality of place that makes our community unique. We are located in close proximity to a vast offering of amenities including:

  • Arts, Culture and Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Schools
  • Recreation
  • Sporting Events (professional and minor league)
  • Community Events
  • Shopping
  • Dining

Nearby Attractions Marine Corps Museum

Museums National Museum of the Marine Corps Weem’s Bott’s Museum

Historical Sites William’s Ordinary Henderson House (private home) Quantico National Cemetery Graham Park Heritage Trails


Garrison Park Ginn Memorial Park Leesylvania State Park Prince William Forest National Park Merchants Park

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Fall Festival Christmas Parade Easter Egg Hunt Multicultural Festival Hylton Performing Arts Center Old Mine Ranch Potomac Mills Mall

Sporting Events Potomac Nationals Minor League Baseball Team