Two famous historic sites are located within 15 miles of Dumfries: Gunston Hall Plantation and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. Gunston Hall was the property of George Mason, an early American thinker whose ideas shaped many state constitutions. Mason's home, built in the late 1750s, and other reconstructed buildings on the site provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the 18th-century plantation lifestyle. The 550-acre site is a National Historic Landmark.
Today, the quality of life in Prince William County is very good, due to the beauty of the natural surroundings and residents' belief in the importance of history, art and education. The local economy consists of several sectors, including retail trade; education, health and social services; arts, entertainment and travel; professional services; and construction. The region enjoys an active business community and a strong local economy, as local governments seek out partnerships that will benefit the community. Businesses are encouraged to be active in public schools, to provide positive experiences and growth opportunities for students.
Education is a very high priority for the residents of Dumfries. The local school district has been recognized by the U.S. Senate with a Medallion of Excellence for its innovative educational programs. George Mason University, George Washington University and American University provide quality post-secondary education for college students within 35 miles of Dumfries. Additionally, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus is within five miles of Dumfries and Strayer University is also located nearby.
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