Dunn Loring is one of the cities in Fairfax County. It is designated as a census place by the United States Census Bureau. Dunn Loring borders Idylwood, Merrifield, Tysons Corner and Vienna, and covers an area of 2.4 square miles of land.
At the time of the 2010 census, the population of Dunn Loring was 8,803. More recent statistics show that it had increased to 9,393 by 2015, with a median age of 42.4. 90.3% of the population is composed of Caucasians, followed by Asians and Hispanics. The most common Non-English languages spoken in Dunn Loring are Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.
Dunn Loring has a working population of 4,752 people, and the median household income is $151,688, while the median property value is $686,200.
Travelers can easily access Dunn Loring through the Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. It is also connected to Washington Metro’s Orange Line via the Dunn Loring station.
Dunn Loring was founded in 1886, when the land was purchased by General William McKee Dunn and his wife Elizabeth Lanier Dunn. The land was later transferred to a company known as the Loring Land and Improvement Company. The company had planned to develop the area and built a railroad station and post office to open it up to the rest of the region. However, these plans did not continue after the death of General Dunn. In 1912, the developers’ interests were bought out by Fairfax Shield McCandlish, and the subdivisions that exist today were made.
Places to Visit
The Dunn Loring Shelter is a great place for outdoor group activities, and can comfortably hold up to 30 people. Reservations can be made in advance to have the space for the day. The facility also offers grills where groups or teams can prepare their own barbeque and have fun at the different grounds provided. There is a basketball court, tennis court and a playground where games can be held. Another outdoor location that is ideal for a day out is the Dunn Loring Park, located on Gallows Road.
Barbeque lovers will love the experience and meals at Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Cue, and District BBQ, which are both only 0.1 miles from Dunn Loring. For those who love burgers, the Smashburger is the place to go for fantastic burgers. The Halal Guys Restaurant offers a variety of cuisine, including Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.
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