Short-term vacations in suburban areas enjoy an undiminished popularity. One of the fundamental
functions of towns in the suburban zone is their vacation or recreation function. An example of such
a town is Konstancin-Jeziorna, located in the suburban vacation zone of Warsaw. Its tourist and
recreational functions are, to a large extent, conditioned by its resort character and its location near
Warsaw. The aim of this chapter is to present the development of Konstancin-Jeziorna in a dynamical
aspect with particular emphasis on its location near Warsaw. The history of the town has been
divided into three periods. The author’s considerations show that in each individual period the
proximity of the capital city was of greater or lesser importance for the development of the town.