Tiny 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. But don’t let us be the ones to tell you; hear it from the locals themselves, who have a lot to say about the high quality of life in this area, and what it's like to live in Chantilly.

“One of my favorite things about Chantilly is the numerous restaurants and businesses it has. There is always somewhere new to eat or shop around every corner! I'm also in love with the regional library! It always has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere to it.” (Former Resident)

“Where's the best place to live in Virginia? That depends on who you ask and according to a new set of rankings released by Niche.com, Chantilly, a suburb of the nation's capital, is the 51st-best place to live in the Commonwealth.” (Patch.com)

“If you enjoy all four seasons, then Chantilly, VA is a great place to live!” (Jennifer G.)

“Living in Chantilly, Virginia is absolutely great for me. I have a government job in D.C., so I only have to commute an hour, which may seem a bit much, but living here is affordable so the commute is worth it. The major highways are easy to manage to get to as well, for your daily commute. In addition to being a decent commute to Washington, D.C., you will be surprised to find other amenities close by. There is multiple easy access to gyms, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. If you love to read, then you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that there are multiple public libraries in Chantilly and the surrounding county of Loudoun. The best areas in Chantilly, Virginia might be the multiple stores and restaurants here, as well as the amazing parks and recreation opportunities, you will always have something to do on your days off. There are multiple community events that occur throughout the year here in the community. In Chantilly, there is something for everyone.” (AreaVibes Contributor)

“What about cost of living in Chantilly , VA? The median income in Chantilly , VA is $117,394 and the median home value is $456,000, which should give you a pretty good idea of its affordability. Chantilly , VA is also the perfect place to break in your new shoes, due to its WalkScore ® of 25.1022.” (Livability.com)

“Chantilly came in strong with a high school graduation rate 22 percent higher than the state’s average, and a crime rate 58 percent below. It’s a bit of a drive from any five-star ranked hiking trails, but with a median household income 99 percent higher than the state average, folks in Chantilly can probably afford the gas money—or a gym membership.” (Movoto.com)

“Chantilly is a suburb of D.C. The community has developed over the past few years and will continue to grow. The community is typically safe with many options for places to go that are within a reasonable distance. The school in the Chantilly area are, for the most part, well managed. The area makes for an interesting place for people of all ages.” (Niche User)

“I love how Chantilly is very suburban while still holding on to a family environment. I also enjoy how many new small businesses are opening up around the area and that the public school around here whether it to be in the elementary, middle, or high school levels are all outstanding schools.” (Current Resident)

If you're thinking of moving here, check out the current Chantilly real estate listings to discover if moving to this tiny pocket of Northern Virginia is right for you.