Spotlight: Chantilly

Chantilly5KOctober is a great time of year to check out the changing leaves. It’s also home to the Hilly Chantilly 5K race. This year’s race is on October 2nd. If you want to live on the 5K route, now is a great time to be looking for a home in the area.

Chantilly is a great neighborhood as it is centrally located and most of the homes are owner occupied. There is a great park in the neighborhood, Chantilly Park, which features 7 acres of playground, volleyball court, picnic shelter, walking trails, and multi-purpose field. The streets of Chantilly are great for taking a bike ride or a family walk. Lots of old growth trees and mature landscaping make Chantilly feel like home.

A View of Chantilly Park

Located just east of Elizabeth and just south of Commonwealth and Plaza Midwood, Chantilly is in the perfect space to take advantage of all of the shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hip hangouts. The railroad tracks mark the Southern border and Briar Creek is the eastern border. 7th Street just to the South is home to many more businesses and restaurants.

Uptown Charlotte is just 10 minutes away from Chantilly making it really convenient for commuting. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 20 minutes away without traffic. Elizabeth, just to the west is home to hospitals, restaurants, nightlife and more.

Chantilly is also a great area to get a historic home. The neighborhood was started in 1913 and has homes from that era as well as from the 1940’s and 1950’s. There are also homes that have been completely remodeled as well as some that are brand new. If you are looking for some quirky character or a cute bungalow, Chantilly is your place.

In the past year, homes in Chantilly have sold for between $217,500 and $765,000. As of August 28th, there are 8 homes on the market with 4 under contract. The homes were built between 1940 and 2012. They range from 1,172 to 2,722 square feet. Prices of these homes range between $288,000 to $625,000.