Chantilly, VA Real Estate
CHANTILLY HOMES BY PRICE
A little less than 30 miles from the center of Washington DC, Chantilly homes for sale made there way to the top of the list in popularity a long time ago. Never mind the employment opportunities that are numerous in neighboring communities, Chantilly has much to offer, even in the way of government jobs.
Because Chantilly was not developed until the 1980’s and beyond, the homes are mostly newer homes, the majority having been built in the 2000’s. Luxury family homes with modern amenities make up a lot of the neighborhoods, this means that many of the homes are move-in ready and were previously owned by professionals and families. This is the perfect place for those of you that do not have the time and energy to deal with the problems that come along with older homes.
The Beginning: Chantilly VA
The name Chantilly harks back to the very beginnings of this community. In the 1700’s the land was home to many plantations, a portion of one which was inherited by Cornelia Lee Tuberville Stuart. Cornelia and her husband Charles then constructed the Chantilly Plantation (named after her grandfather’s plantation in Westmoreland, Virginia) in the early 1800’s. Unfortunately, as happened to many residences during the Civil War, the main residence burned to the ground. After the war was over, Mrs. Stuart had accumulated quite a large amount of debt and sold her Chantilly estate.
Growth of the little village occurred in the 19th century mainly following the development of the Little River Turnpike. As a suburb of Washington DC, Chantilly did not gain momentum until the 1980’s when developers began buying farmland up and building up residential and commercial areas.
Things to do in Chantilly Virginia
Areavibes gives Chantilly a score of 83 for livability. The community was given an A+ in amenities and employment, and an A in crime, education, and housing. The population is just over 23,000 and over 60% of the population is married. Over 50 percent of the adults have at least a four year degree – all in all making it a perfect place to raise a family. There is plenty to do in or near Chantilly. Some of these are:
- Manassas National Battlefield Park
- Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail
- Frying Pan Park
- Sully Historic Site
- National Air and Space Museum
Places to Drink and Dine:
- Ciao Osteria
When searching for a home for sale in Fairfax County, it’s important to know your new home will be close to all your wants, desires and necessities. As for everyday needs, right in Chantilly there is a Target, Harris Teeter and a Costco. For shopping malls you have the Chantilly Mall, then the Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, and the Reston Town Center both nearby. Needless to say, from everyday errands to outings Chantilly and the surrounding areas have everything you could need.
Homes for Sale in Chantilly Virginia
Given the proximity to Washington DC, the cost of living is higher than that of the Virginia average. The median home price is around $435,000, and eight-five percent of the homes are owner occupied. If you are looking to move with your family you must be interested in what neighborhoods have the best education, and although Fairfax County School System is known nationally as an excellent school system, here are the top nine neighborhoods rated by Neighborhood Scout:
- Walney Road/Walney Park Drive
- Lee Jackson Memorial Highway/Pleasant Valley Road
- Gum Spring Road/John Mosby Highway
- Mink Meadows Street/Rachel Hill Drive
- Elk Lick Road/Golf View Drive
- Lees Corner Road/Pennsboro Drive
- South Riding
- Walney Road/Willard Road
- Sully Plantation
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