Chantilly is an industrious and affordable town 25 miles outside of Washington D.C. in western Fairfax County. As the 40th largest community in Virginia, Chantilly is significantly smaller than the other most popular Northern Virginia neighborhoods with a population of about 25,000 people. This reputable, suburban community was once rated one of the best places to retire by U.S. News and World Report. Families love Chantilly for its abundance of beautiful homes, top-rated schools, growing job market, and convenient amenities. Chantilly is home to Dulles International Airport and an extension of the National Air and Space Museum.
Chantilly also hosts the headquarters of the National Reconnaissance Office, which is considered one of the top five U.S. intelligence agencies. It designs, builds, and operates the country’s spy satellites and provides intelligence to the National Security Administration. Route 50 and Route 28 intersect in Chantilly, providing easy access to the Dulles Technology Corridor, Tysons Corner, and other major employment centers in Northern Virginia. Chantilly is not connected to the Metro, but a quick drive on I-66 can take residents to the closest Metro station in Vienna.