Established in 1749, the small town of Dumfries actually serves as a thriving port for many years. Today, the community is enjoying an economic boom that reflects the rapid growth taking place throughout Prince William County. Dumfries downtown district, lined with quaint and historic buildings, presents a charming and delightful atmosphere for those who enjoy browsing and socializing. Many affordable single-family homes combine with opportunities for a maintenance-free lifestyle in the local townhouse developments and rentals. The driving time to the District of Columbia is approximately 45 minutes, although a mass transit passenger rail service is available from nearby Quantico. Lush parks with added attractions like a museum and relaxing picnic areas are available for recreation and outdoor activity. More extensive facilities can be found in nearby Locust Shade Park, which offers fishing areas, a golf range, tennis courts and fitness trails.