Dumfries, Virginia Real Estate, Dumfries Area and Community Information
The town of Dumfries, Virginia is located in Prince William County, in the northeast corner of the state. The town is served by the Prince William County School District. The district educates children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. There are more than 80 schools in the district including five schools located in Dumfries. Those schools include three K through grade 5, one K through grade 8 and one grade 9 through 12 high school. There are also special education, alternative and Charter Schools in Dumfries offering public school education. The schools and school district are highly rated by the parents, students, and the state. The educational opportunities available in Dumfries are appealing to families seeking homes for sale in Dumfries.
Dumfries homes for sale include single and multi-family homes, townhouses and condominiums. The price range varies from fairly inexpensive to high-end luxury accommodations. The Dumfries home buyer will find a mix of homes including existing and new construction. Dumfries' properties also include undeveloped property in various price ranges.
Dumfries began as a mill town in the late 1600’s and was soon followed by warehouses and other businesses. The land was provided by John Graham and he names the town after his birthplace in Scotland. Dumfries became an official town in 1749 and is the oldest chartered town in the state. The town became the second leading port in Colonial America and rivaled Boston, Philadelphia, and New York in importance and size. Today, Dumfries is a residential town with many family friendly neighborhoods.
Parks and Recreation
Families interested in real estate in Dumfries will find the recreational opportunities exciting. The town operates Ginn Memorial Park and Merchant Park. The amenities in both parks include sports fields, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Attractions and Activities
Things to do in Dumfries and the surrounding area include museums, water parks, skating, parks and garden center events, galleries, mountain biking and a family entertainment center.
Popular Area Attractions
- National Museum of the Marine Corps
- Quantico National Cemetery
- Weems-Botts Museum
- Prince William Forest National Park
- Leesylvania State Park
- Potomac Nationals Minor League Baseball Team
It is the events held in Dumfries and the surrounding area that bring the community together. Those interested in becoming more active in the Dumfries community will find a variety of events to catch their interest. The events include holiday celebrations, concerts, street fairs, charitable events and book sales. One of the more popular events is the weekly Farmer’s Market where residents will find fresh, home grown produce and baked goods.