Rent to Own Homes near Dale City, VA

Top 14 Reasons to Live in Dale City

  • Convenient proximity to vibrant city scenes! Located in Prince William County, Dale City is within reasonable traveling distance of artist-laden Fredericksburg and the bustling metropolis of Washington, D.C. Whether it's a day trip to an artisan alcove, or national museums and fantastic restaurants tickle your fancy, you can find either within a 30-minute drive.

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  • Historical significance! Dale City is situated in a region teeming with nationally historic sites. In fact, Civil War reenactments are common occurrences throughout the year. Dale City is also the proud host of the Americans in Wartime Museum, a non-profit institution commemorating the valiant men and women that have served during World War 1 and subsequent wars.
  • Savvy Investment Opportunity! Living in DC proper and its immediate suburbs is extremely pricey. Dale City is a refreshingly affordable choice that is still close enough to the national epicenter. In neighborhoods like Old Bridge Estates and Westridge, median rent for three-bedroom home is $1290 as opposed to $1,745 in the neighboring city of Newington. The difference? Twelve miles and a county line. Rent to own properties are highly coveted in Dale City because it facilitates home ownership for a comparatively competitive price.
  • Access to Nature! Mason Neck Park and Wildlife Refuge stretches into Dale City and is a wonderful, peaceful place to see rare species such as the American Bald Eagle. Hiking enthusiasts will love the expansive nature trails that offer a first-hand view of various wildlife.
  • Perfect Place to Avoid Traffic Congestion! Although Dale City is just outside of the DC Metropolitan area, many that live there commute to the nation's capitol for work. Traffic congestion on I-95 is infamous, but living in Dale City gives you a unique option to avoid it. Route 1 and Prince William Parkway offer alternative routes that circumvent the creeping crawl of I-95 and the Capitol Beltway. You get you where you need to go -- without the bog of traffic delays. If you don't feel like driving, just jump on the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) train to bypass traffic altogether.
  • It's a Winner --
  • Literally! Dale City was named one of the 100 top places to live by CNN Money. In fact, it came in at #48, making it one of the top 50 places to live in all of the U.S. Due to various factors, including lower housing costs than other D.C.-adjacent areas, popular neighborhoods such as Lake Ridge help keep Dale City in a top-ranking position.
  • Traveling Options! Public transportation options are bountiful in Dale City. Besides the VRE and Amtrak, the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) runs a series of bus lines that allow convenient access to different destinations within Prince William County and beyond. In Dale City, where there's a bus or rail line, there is definitely a way to get to your desired destination.
  • Organic Living and Better Health! Sustainable living and organic farming is booming in Dale City. The Dale City Farmers Market is open year-round, providing organic and locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables to the public.
  • Shop 'Til You Drop! Potomac Mills Mall is one of the region's largest shopping centers and happens to be the biggest outlet mall in the state of Virginia. With more than 2 stores, people travel hundreds of miles to take advantage of this diverse retail center, which includes one of the area's few IKEA stores.
  • Cool for School! In addition to a thriving public school system and a decent selection of private schools, there are a multitude of colleges and universities within close range of Dale City. George Mason University, Mary Washington University, and Marymount University are all four-year institutions that are commutable. Northern Virginia Community College's Woodbridge campus is reachable within minutes by public transit or car.
  • Increasing Property Value! Rent to own homes in Dale City, including the Hedges Run and Springwoods subdivisions, will only increase in value. Median home values rose from $133,900 in 2000 to $234,800 in 2011. So, locking it down now is sure to pay off in the future.
  • Great Time to Wine! Dale City is within close proximity to one of Virginia's most prolific wine regions. Venture out toward the Linden-area vineyards (less than an hour away) and enjoy a dazzling glass of Chardonnay from the Fox Meadow Winery.
  • Diverse Dining! Ethnic groups from all over the globe reside in Dale City. So, whatever gourmet may whet your appetite, you can find it here. From burgers and fries to authentic Salvadoran fare, just order up.
  • Many Properties Available! Numerous property listings are available in Dale City, including many rent to own homes. Due to resales and new construction, the number of available properties has increased 71.7 percent in the past year alone.