Chantilly, Virginia

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Chantilly, Virginia is the perfect small town in Northern Virginia. A CDP, it boasts a population of only 23,000 and is only 25 miles west of Washington, D.C. It’s a great place to live and a lot of new Virginia residents consider moving to Chantilly because of the spacious homes, great schools, and wonderful community vibe. Chantilly is a safe place with an exciting future.

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Because of many things, Chantilly is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chantilly really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children.

If knowledge is power, Chantilly is a pretty powerful place. 55.89% of the adults in Chantilly have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Chantilly is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chantilly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. Also of interest is that Chantilly has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US. In addition, Chantilly has a large percentage of their residents living here who were born outside of the US (40.93%).

Originally named after an early-19th-century mansion and farm, which in turn took the name of an 18th-century plantation that was located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The name “Chantilly” originated in France with the Château de Chantilly, about 25 miles north of Paris. During the Civil War, the Battle of Chantilly effectively concluded the Northern Virginia Campaign.

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Chantilly’s Favorite Breweries

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Mustang Sally Brewing Company

Mustang Sally Brewing Company is an independent brewing company with a large open tasting room and an exceptional line-up of craft beers and food by Panas.

Ono Brewing Company

Ono Brewing Company, owned by Scott and Cyndi Hoffman, offers a self-serve tap bar in a tropical setting. Odd BBQ completes the flavorful experience.

Old Ox Brewery

Old Ox Brewery is a family owned and operated commercial brewery that brews in a 30-barrel brewhouse. Just to give you some perspective, each batch will produce 930 gallons of beer. That is enough for 9,920 12-oz. cans of beer or a little over 413 cases of beer per batch.

Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Lost Rhino Brewing Company, founded by Matt Hagerman, produces year-round, seasonal and limited release craft beer. Lost Rhino also offers food, events, live music and tours.

Crooked Run Brewing

Crooked Run Brewing, co-owned by Jake Endres and Lee Rogan, continues to offer batches of its classic beers and develops new styles regularly. Crooked Run has more than 14,000 SF offers live music, and has two restaurants, a complete bar with beer, wine and cocktails.

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Places to Explore in Chantilly

  • Sully Historic Site, known as Sully Plantation, was the home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s first representative to congress and Robert E. Lee’s uncle. Spend a day at this Virginia landmark and nationally registered historic place for a self-guided walking tour of this historic 31-acre site.

  • Explore aviation and space history and watch Dulles International Airport’s air traffic from the observation tower at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an extension of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Home of the Space Shuttle Discovery, visitors can view aircraft hanging from the arched ceiling on elevated skywalks.

  • Immerse yourself in the latest in movie technology at the Airbus Imax Theater. The dual 4K laser projection system, with a 12 discrete channel sound system, provides audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest, and most vivid digital images ever, combined with a whole new level of immersive audio and an 86 foot wide screen guarantees a movie experience to remember.

  • Ellanor C. Lawrence Park preserves the cultural and natural resources of western Fairfax County, with its oak-hickory and cedar forests, streams, meadows and a pond that help support the local ecosystem. The land that has a history spanning 8000 years and was originally inhabited by Native Americans, was deeded as a 650-acre nature park in 1971.

  • Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga is more than just your typical farm. It’s a place where you can experience the best of both worlds: kids can be kids and adults can relax and enjoy a beautiful venue with friends and family. An assortment of activities for all ages are offered, including hill slides, pillow bounces, farm animals, a bamboo maze, VA’s longest swinging bridge, hayrides and many other agricultural and outdoor activities.

Willard

Fun Fact For Your Next Trivia Night

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Approximately 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) of Virginia land from the former unincorporated community of Willard (also known as Willard Crossroads) was located in what is now a part of Washington Dulles International Airport in the U.S. state of Virginia. The village was named after Joseph Edward Willard, a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly from 1893 to 1901, then Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. By the airport’s completion, all remains of civilization before 1958 on this land had virtually disappeared.

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