Chantilly is a census-designated place in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 23,039 at the 2010 census. Chantilly is 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. Located in the Northern Virginia portion of the Washington metropolitan area, Chantilly sits approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of Washington, D.C., via Interstate 66 and U.S. Route 50. It is located between Centreville to the south, Herndon and Reston to the north and northeast, respectively, and Fairfax 7 miles (11 km) to the southeast. U.S. Route 50 and Virginia State Route 28 intersect in Chantilly, and these highways provide access to the Dulles/Reston/Tysons Corner technology corridor and other major employment centers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

For the period 2010 through 2014, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $118,991, and the median income for a family was $130,280. Male full-time workers had a median income of $81,596 versus $62,228 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $46,341. The American Registry for Internet Numbers is headquartered adjacent to Washington Dulles International Airport, near Chantilly. At one time, Compass Airlines was headquartered near Chantilly. The headquarters was relocated to Minnesota in late 2009.

Residents of the CDP go to Fairfax County Public Schools. Elementary schools within the CDP include Brookfield Elementary School, Greenbriar East Elementary School, Greenbriar West Elementary School, Lees Corner Elementary School, Navy Elementary School, and Poplar Tree Elementary School. Fairfax County Public Library operates the Chantilly Regional Library in the CDP.


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Chantilly was home to a number of colonial plantations in the 1700s, including the Sully Plantation (now the Sully Historic Site) built by Richard Bland Lee I. Other plantations included George Richard Lee Turberville's "Leeton Grove" (originally a 5,000+ acre plantation, the main house of which still stands at 4619 Walney Rd.), the John Hutchison Farm, and the Chantilly Plantation, after which Chantilly is named. The village grew during the 19th century, particularly following the construction of the Little River Turnpike to Winchester. 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 farmland south of Dulles Airport.

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N/ARocky Run E.c Resource Ctr Preschool - Preschool Public
4Poplar Tree Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3Hutchison Farms Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1Brookfield Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4Liberty Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4Little River Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5Franklin Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5Rocky Run Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4J Michael Lunsford Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5Chantilly High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3Westfield High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/AChantilly High School Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4Freedom High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/ASt Timothy Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/ASt. Veronica Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/AThe Auburn School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AMonarch Christian Academy Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AImagination Learning Center, Site I, Private/Charter
N/ALeport School Chantilly Preschool - 5th Grade Private/Charter
N/AMontessori School Of Fairfax Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/ACornerstone Montessori School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
N/AChesterbrook Academy Kids Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/AImagination Learning Center Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AMontessori Of Chantilly - Casa Dei Bambini Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AWinwood Children's Center V Preschool - 5th Grade Private/Charter
N/AMontessori Children's Center I Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AMontessori School Of South Riding Preschool - 1St Grade Private/Charter
N/ASouth Riding Montessori Center Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AMini Land Academy At South Riding Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.