Welcome to Your Chantilly, VA Real Estate Guide
Life in Chantilly, VA
Chantilly is named after a French town of the same name and is located a 25-minute drive from Washington, D.C., right near Washington-Dulles International Airport in western Fairfax County. Situated conveniently where U.S. Routes 50 and 28 intersect, Chantilly is the perfect place for commuters. People who work in D.C., along the Dulles Technology Corridor, which runs from Tysons into Loudoun County and in other major hubs in Northern Virginia can easily commute to work from Chantilly.
Like a lot of other communities around Washington, D.C., Chantilly played a major historical role during the Civil War. Not far from Chantilly Plantation, which is on the Little River Turnpike, is where the Northern Virginia Campaign’s last battle was fought. In the Battle of Chantilly, called Ox Hill by the Confederates, Union and Confederate soldiers fought on September 1, 1862 in a violent thunderstorm. During that battle the Confederates killed two powerful Union generals, and ultimately won the day. Today, most of the battlefield is blanketed with development, but a small portion has been reserved for a park in tribute to the spot’s historic significance.
Schools in Chantilly
Chantilly, VA is served by both, the Loudoun and Fairfax County Public school system which is the largest public school system in Virginia and is home to 5 public elementary schools, 3 public middle schools, 3 public high schools, 3 private schools, and 2 special education centers.
Public Elementary Schools in Chantilly, VA:
- Brookfield Elementary School
- Cardinal Ridge Elementary
- Liberty Elementary School
- Little River Elementary School
- Poplar Tree Elementary School
Public Middle Schools in Chantilly, VA:
Public High Schools in Chantilly, VA:
Private Schools in Chantilly, VA:
Things To Do in Chantilly
Even though Chantilly is residential in nature, the community does have a number of attractions that attract visitors. The Sully Historic Site is located right off Route 28 and offers a glimpse into plantation life back in the 18th Century. A short distance away you’ll find the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is a branch of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. This is where visitors can learn about the nation’s proud aeronautical history with exhibits like the Enola Gay and the Discovery space shuttle.
Residents of Chantilly can find a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby. It might be fun to visit the museums on day trips, but in the evening hours residents head out to their favorite restaurants, bistros, bars and fast-food joints, all situated along Route 50. At the intersection of Route 50 and Route 28, there are lots of shopping, including grocery, retail, and big box stores, and dining options to choose from as well.
- Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga
- Dulles Expo & Conference Center
- National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Sully Historic Site
Restaurants and Breweries:
- Cheng’s Asian House
- First Watch
- Gusto Farm to Street
- Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
- Mustang Sally Brewing Company
- Ono Brewing Company
- Pho 102
- Sheesh Grill
- Taste of Korea
- The Burger Shack
- Tony’s NY Pizza
- Willard's Real Pit BBQ
Parks and Trails:
- Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
- Flatlick Stream Valley Park
- Ox Hill Battlefield Park
- Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail
Having long-since been transformed into a spacious beautiful park, the plantation located where the Sully Historic Site now stands has given the Chantilly neighborhood a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere. The homes for sale in Chantilly are mostly single-family houses or townhomes, which work well for individuals and growing families. The median cost of a home in Chantilly is about $500,000, which is comparable to the nearby town of Ashburn, but far more affordable than neighborhoods closer to D.C., like Arlington and Mclean.
You will find that the homes in Chantilly vary in terms of architectural style, size and floor plan, and most have beautifully landscaped yards. People here take pride in their homes and these homes retain their value. And if the community continues to grow as it has been in the last few years, these values will likely go up, making now an ideal time to invest. If you’re ready to buy a home in Chantilly, contact the Spear Realty Group!
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