Located only 33 minutes away from downtown Washington, D.C. via I-66 East is Chantilly, Virginia, a census designated place situated in the western portion of Fairfax County. It’s named after a mansion and farm from the 19th century. The name Chantilly comes from a historic château located about 25 miles away from Paris called the Château de Chantilly. Just like the Château in France, Chantilly is also 25 miles from Washington, D.C. Before the existence of modern-day Chantilly, the area was home to a few large scale 18th century colonial plantations that included the George Richard Lee Turberville "Leeton Grove" Plantation, Sully Plantation, and the Chantilly Plantation. During the American Civil War, the Chantilly Plantation was destroyed when Federal troops set it on fire. The only building that survived the Civil War was a stone house that still sits across from Greenbriar Shopping Center on Route 50. After the Civil War ended, Chantilly began to grow again, and by the 19th century construction was underway near the Little River Turnpike to Winchester.
Chantilly is approximately 37 minutes away from Washington, D.C. giving residents easy access to big city amenities while being able to enjoy a small-town environment. There are plenty of natural spaces in proximity to Chantilly, such as Bull Run Regional Park located at 7700 Bull Run Drive. This park is owned and operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and features overnight camping spots, outdoor swimming pool, playground, equestrian trails, walking trails, and a skeet and trap shooting range. You also have Burke Lake which is a 218-acre freshwater reservoir inside Burke Lake Park. The lake is 55 acres and offers wranglers four and a half miles of fishable shoreline. The park is almost 500 acres and offers trails for hiking, running, and cycling. If you’re looking for some excitement, residents have places such as Scream City Haunted House at three different locations, with one being at the RFK Stadium/DC Armory, 2400 East Capitol Street in Washington, D.C. In addition to that, there is Adventure Park USA located at 11113 W Baldwin Road in Monrovia, Maryland. Additionally, residents living in Chantilly have Sully Place Shopping Center with Lotte Mart, K Mart, Babies R Us, Pets Mart, and Lowe’s as anchor stores.
When European settlers began establishing colonies in the Washington D.C. area, they brought with them their architecture. This can be seen firsthand in the city of Chantilly with various single-family home plans that include French Country, American Country, Craftsman, Bungalow, Shingle, Ranch, Traditional, Tudor, Northwestern, Prairie, Colonial, and others. All properties for sale in Chantilly feature different styles. Furthermore, Chantilly homes offer a varied assortment of special features including mahogany wood trim, high-end appliances, wine cellars, lower-level entertainment areas, swimming pools, hot tubs, and wet bars. Available houses in Chantilly vary in size from three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,168 square feet to six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and 9,350 square feet. Also, there is an excellent selection of condominiums on the market in Chantilly offering different kinds of amenities. The same thing applies to townhomes for sale in Chantilly, including pre-owned and newly constructed models. Planning on building a custom home of your choice or want to build an investment property here? You can find plenty of lots for sale in Chantilly as well. Real estate in the D.C. area sells fast, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we may assist you.