History of Dale City

Dale City was built by Cecil D. Hylton in 1960 as a subdivision near Woodbridge about 30 miles from Washington, D.C. There were no shopping centers or supermarkets. If you did not want to drive three miles to A&P in Prince William Plaza or four miles to the Giant in Marumsco Plaza to buy bread, eggs, and milk, you had them delivered. No pharmacy or pizza restaurant delivered to your home.
The original communities were Ashdale, Birchdale, Cloverdale, and Darbydale. Evansdale and Forestdale were started in 1968 and completed in 1969. The first shopping center opened in 1969 at Ashdale Plaza. The main stores were Giant, People's Drug Store, High's and Crest Cleaners. None of the original stores remain in Ashdale today.

Dale City continued to expand in the 1970's with the North Forestdale Section Glendale, Hillendale, and Kerrydale. In the 1980's and continuing today, more "Dales" and shopping centers were added: Lindendale, Mapledale, Nottingdale, Princedale, Queensdale, Ridgedale, Silverdale, and Trentdale. With the continued developments came the need for more schools, churches, roads, services and transportation. Through the years, DCCA has remained involved in the community.
We host an Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet to honor outstanding members of our community, such as Teacher, Firefighters and Police Officers of the Year. We also present several exemplary volunteer awards, and scholarships to high school seniors.
The Annual Dale City Independence Day Parade is sponsored by DCCA along with ten other organizations. This event is a long standing tradition, enjoyed by all and it also includes Family Fun Day following the parade.


Dale City Civic Association meetings are on the second Thursday of each month, (except August), at the Birchdale Recreation Center. Meetings begin with socializing and networking at 7:00 p.m. Business begins at 7:30 p.m. We feature various speakers and topics of interest each month.

14730 Birchdale Avenue
Dale City, Va 22193



James Hicks

1st Vice President
Ernestine Jenkins

2nd Vice President
Monique Raulston-Ratliff

Patti Beattie

Jo-Ann Westhoff

Kenneth Alexander

Lisa Hicks

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