Chantilly VA Homes

Chantilly VA Homes

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Chantilly, VA located in Loudoun County on the western boundary of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia  has become a real estate boom town in recent years. This popular location for commuters is growing fast! Many new developments have sprouted up in the past few of years and offer homes with popular features and great community amenities.

The  population of Chantilly is estimated at 23,039, and growing fast. Median household income is currently $120,440.  Chantilly is part of the Washington metropolitan area and is approximately 25 miles (39 km) from Washington, D.C., via Interstate 66. Chantilly is the closest community to the Dulles International Airport. The growth of Chantilly occurred in the 19th Century following the construction of the Little River Turnpike, Route 236, that was built between 1801 and 1806 to Winchester. The road was a private toll road until 1896 and ran from Alexandria to Aldie, VA.

Chantilly VA originally a Colonial Settlement

Chantilly was home to a number of colonial plantations in the 1700’s, including the Sully Plantation, George Richard Lee Turberville’s “Leeton,” and the John Hutchison Farm. The Sully Plantation was built by Richard Bland Lee I, brother of Henry ‘Light Horse Harry’ Lee III and Charles Lee.  He was also, Robert E. Lee’s uncle and northern Virginia’s first representative to congress.  During the Lee residency, from 1794-1811, the farm was supported by enslaved African Americans who were field laborers, domestics and skilled artisans.

On September 1, 1862, the Battle of Chantilly took place, beyond Chantilly Plantation on the Little River Turnpike near Ox Hill.  Making a wide flanking march, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson hoped to cut off the Union retreat from Bull Run. Jackson sent his divisions against two Union divisions under Maj. Gens. Philip Kearny and Isaac Stevens. The confederates attack was stopped by fierce fighting during a severe thunderstorm. Union generals Stevens and Kearny were both killed. Recognizing that his army was still in danger at Fairfax Courthouse,  Maj. Gen. John Pope accepted his defeat and continued to Washington.

chantilly va land set aside by u.s. Government as Part of the Dulles Airport Land Purchase

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The land of the Sully Plantation, including the main house, was acquired by the Federal Government in 1958 to make way for construction of Dulles Airport.  The Fairfax County Park Authority agreed to operate 120 acres of the historic Sully Plantation as a county historical park and President Dwight Eisenhower signed off on it and the progress of Dulles International Airport began. The first scheduled flight at Dulles was on November 19, 1962.  The evolution of the Dulles Airport made the Chantilly, VA area into an outer suburb of Washington, DC, gaining momentum after 1980 as developers built residential subdivisions and commercial areas, filling in the farm land south of Dulles Airport.  Dulles is the busiest airport in the Washington metropolitan area, and second busiest airport in the larger Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area with over 22 million passengers a year.  Dulles is the busiest international airport in the Mid-Atlantic, outside of the New York metropolitan area, with nearly all of the international travel of the area.  On a typical day, approximately 60,000 passengers travel through Washington Dulles to and from more than 125 destinations around the world.
The American Registry for Internet Numbers and the National Reconnaissance Office are headquartered by Washington Dulles International Airport, along with The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)’s annex, in the Chantilly area.

Chantilly VA Schools

Chantilly is served by Fairfax County Public Schools.  The six elementary schools are Brookfield, Greenbriar East, Greenbriar West, Lees Corner, Navy and Poplar Tree.  Rocky Run Middle School and Franklin Middle School are the middle schools serving the  area, while Westfield High School and Chantilly High School are the community’s high schools.  St. Timothy School and St. Veronica School are private Catholic schools within the Chantilly area.  Westfield High School had an enrollment of 3,260 students, making it the one of the largest four-year high schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Westfield was listed as the 46th best high school in the United States by Newsweek magazine in 2002  while Chantilly was 72nd.  The Washington Post ranked Westfield 27th in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in 2006.  These accolades come from the high percentage of students enrolled in Chantilly’s and Westfield’s Advanced Placement (AP) classes.

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