Welcome to Chantilly, VA
In the 1700s, Chantilly was home to a number of colonial plantations. It included the Sully Plantation, George Richard Lee Turberville’s “Leeton Grove”, the John Hutchison Farm, and the Chantilly Plantation, after which Chantilly is named.
During the Civil War, federal troops destroyed the main residence of the Chantilly Plantation and only one building still stands today. A lonely stone house stands across Route 50 from the Greenbriar Shopping Center.
The evolution of the Chantilly area into an outer suburb of Washington, D.C., gained momentum after 1980, as developers built residential subdivisions and commercial areas, filling in the farm lands south of Dulles Airport. As of 2010 census, there were 23,039 people and 6,955 households residing in Chantilly.
Living in Chantilly
Chantilly is part of Fairfax County which is known for a variety of festivities to cater all tastes. Fairfax hosts recurring monthly and yearly events that encourage its citizens to enjoy the city and the people around them. These cultural activities include:
- Fairfax Farmers’ Market
- Chocolate Lover’s Festival
- Fairfax Civil War Day
- Spotlight on the Arts Festival
- National Trains Day
- Independence Day Celebration
- Irish Festival
- Fall for the Book Festival
- Festival of Lights & Carols
- and so many more!
In addition to Fairfax County festivals, Chantilly residents enjoy the large amount of local parks and golf courses in the area. The Fairfax county has many protected areas, a total of over 390 county parks on more than 23,000 acres. The county also maintains many miles of bike trails running through county parks, adjacent to roads and through towns such as Vienna and Herndon. The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail runs through Fairfax County, offering one of the region’s best, and safest, routes for recreational walking and biking. In addition, nine miles of the Mount Vernon Trail runs through Fairfax County along the Potomac River.
Chantilly residents are also fortunate to enjoy one of Washington, DC’s Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Házy Center Space Hangar within Fairfax County. This museum is filled with amazing aircraft displays.
For additional activities within Chantilly, please visit the Virginia is For Lovers – Chantilly Page
Students in Chantilly attend Fairfax County Public Schools, which have been recognized for high on-time graduation rates, student diversity, and merit scholarship recipients.
Fairfax is also home to great colleges and universities. George Mason University, the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is located just to the south of the Fairfax city limits. Northern Virginia Community College, the second largest multi-campus community college in the United States, and the largest educational institution in Virginia, has its Annandale Campus immediately to the east of the city limits.
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To learn more about Chantilly and Fairfax County, please visit their county page at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov
Source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantilly,_Virginia