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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Chantilly, VA

  • Chantilly, VA is located in Fairfax County, one of the richest counties in the United States. A small portion of Chantilly is located in Loudoun County, the richest county in the nation. Because it's only 24 miles from Washington, D.C., it's considered an outer suburb of the nation's capital. Chantilly's history goes back to colonial times, when it was home to a number of large plantations. In fact, the city is named after a plantation that was burned down by Union soldiers during the Civil War.

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  • A shopper's delight! Chantilly is home to numerous stores and strip malls, including two fairly large ones -- the Greenbriar Town Center and the Sully Place Shopping Center. It's also just four miles from Fair Oaks Mall, which has almost 200 stores and restaurants.
  • Home prices appreciate in Chantilly! Whether you decide on a rent to own home or purchase one outright, you'll be happy to learn that home prices have appreciated on a pretty consistent basis over the last 20 years in Chantilly. For example, owners who bought houses in Chantilly in the 1990s have seen their homes appreciate as much as 132 percent. Even homeowners who just bought property in Chantilly two years ago have seen them appreciate 15 percent. Popular neighborhoods in Chantilly include Brookfield in Fairfax County and South Riding in Loudoun County.
  • Green spaces abound! Chantilly is the site of the 650-acre Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Even though, this park is located in the middle of a large suburban area, it's still home to a large variety of wildlife, including foxes, coyote, deer and beavers. Other parks that can be found in Chantilly include Centreview Drive Pond and a dog park, Rock Hill District Park.
  • Low vacancy rate! The vacancy rate in Chantilly is just three percent. Most of the properties in Chantilly are owner-occupied, with only 15 percent being homes for rent. It's hardly surprising that Chantilly is such a popular place to live. In addition to great shopping, Chantilly also boasts great local restaurants, including Dogfish Head Alehouse and Wellington's Pub.
  • Great entertainment options! Need something to do on the weekends? Chantilly is home to the 100,000-square-foot Dulles Expo Center, which hosts exciting events on almost every weekend. If you prefer historical sites, then you can visit Chantilly's Sully Plantation or its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is an annex of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.