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While historically Chantilly is remembered for the Civil War Battle of Chantilly, these days the community is home to Dulles International Airport, as well as countless residential neighborhoods that are a perfect place to begin your suburban DC home search. The Chantilly real estate market is certainly diverse, offering a nice variety of housing styles that include traditional brick homes, newly-built upscale estates with large wooded lots, as well as luxury stacked townhomes and condominiums that cater to a broader range of home buyers.
If you're in the market for a new construction home, look no further than the Chantilly community. A significant number of the homes for sale here were built in the last few years and there is something here for virtually every budget. At the top end of the market, you'll find luxury estates over 6000 square feet.
If you are particularly interested in peace and privacy, then the homes in the Cedar Crest subdivision are ideal. These large homes are set in wooded lots that can be up to four acres in size. There are quite a lot of newer single-family homes here in the mid-priced to upscale bracket, as well. These homes are typically between 2000 and 3000 square feet and lots tend to be around a fifth of an acre. At the lower end of the market here, you'll find older detached homes as well as Chantilly townhomes.
Mostly located in western Fairfax County, Virginia, the unincorporated community of Chantilly is only about 25 miles from downtown Washington, DC. Built up over the 19th century, Chantilly grew into one of DC's outer suburbs as recently as the 1980's, when several neighborhoods went in to what formerly served as farmland. The community gets its name from its sister city in France, allowing for a mix of old traditions and modern conveniences.
Chantilly is still somewhat rural, but also offers residents the closeness of living within a short commute to a large urban area and bustling airport, while maintaining the relaxing exclusiveness of living out in the suburbs, surrounded by large trees and historically significant sites.
Homes in Chantilly are ideal for nature lovers. The community has loads of open spaces and green areas, including the extensive Ellenor C. Lawrence Park, which was set up to preserve both the natural surroundings and a number of historic buildings in the area. The park has athletic fields, as well as an outdoor amphitheater. Trails in the park link up with other trails in the area running along the Rocky Run Stream to Green Briar and Rocky Run Parks. Students living in Chantilly attend Fairfax County Schools. The local high school is the outstanding Chantilly High School, which was awarded a gold medal by US News in their 2014 high school rankings.
While residents are close to all of the offerings of Washington DC, there are also a few prominent attractions here as well, including the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. This Smithsonian companion facility offers a large variety of space and aviation artifacts near the airport, including housing Space Shuttle Discovery. Other attractions for residents to enjoy include the Sully Historic Site, dating back to the late 1700's and formerly the home of the area's first congressman, while plenty of open park and outdoor recreational spaces are also scattered throughout the area.
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