THE KING GEORGE COMMUNITY
King George County, "Gateway to the Historic Northern Neck," with its 131 miles of shoreline on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, acres of unspoiled natural beauty, cultural diversities, and historic wealth, is home to approximately 26,337 citizens who are proud of their past and excited about the community's future. The County covers approximately 113,920 acres (183 square miles), of which 72,718 acres are forested, and 38,105 acres are agricultural. King George County is a transitioning rural county steeped in history that places a high priority on quality of life through the protection of natural, cultural, and historical resources, as well as being a regional leader in pro-active and progressive planning, development, and governmental services.
The county's location as part of the Fredericksburg region and between the Washington/Richmond metropolitan area and the serenity of Virginia's scenic Northern Neck offers a unique perspective of a changing Virginia. The county is traversed by two major thoroughfares (US Routes 3 and 301) and serves as home of one of the world's premier research and development centers, the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren Division, one of the region's largest employers.
In 2006, Expansion Management magazine ranked King George County as one of the top 25 military communities with military populations under 10,000 in the United States. The county was ranked first in public educational systems, third in spouse employment opportunities, eleventh in crime and safety, and thirteenth in community standard of living. For more about King George, click the following link.