Welcome to our blog series where we spotlight communities in and around Charlotte so you can experience the neighborhood just like a resident from local hang-out spots to housing trends. This month, our Selling Partner Rachel Frazier guides you around her neighborhood, Chantilly. Rachel and her family moved to Chantilly in 2015 after several years in Washington D.C. Chantilly had the residential neighborhood feel Rachel wanted, but was still close to all of the city’s amenities, something she appreciated about D.C. living. It was neighborhood love at first sight and she hasn’t looked back since! Get to know a little more about Rachel’s Chantilly…
Chantilly was originally established in 1913 with later construction of many homes through the 1940s and additional streets added in 1950s. Chantilly may be small compared to its Plaza Midwood and Elizabeth neighbors, but it has a personality all its own! Residents, like Rachel, have fallen for Chantilly’s charm and it is very common for our real estate clients in the area to move only a block or two when they are ready for more square footage or something new. It is no wonder why there is a remodel and new construction boom in Chantilly.
Places to Visit
There are two playgrounds in the neighborhood, Chantilly Park, a 7-acre public park, and the Chantilly Montessori Elementary School playground. Chantilly Park features a large playground with swings and climbing areas for kids, plus a picnic shelter, volleyball court, and multi-purpose athletic field. Chantilly Park also serves as an entrance to the Chantilly Ecological Sanctuary.
Address: 222 Wyanoke Ave.
Initially developed to solve issues caused by water drainage along Briar Creek, the Chantilly Ecological Sanctuary has become the neighborhood’s most beloved open space. Sprawling across more than 24 acres, the sanctuary has become a thriving ecosystem for local wildlife. Rachel’s family loves to spot baby ducks, geese, turtles, and even spotted a heron fishing in the creek recently. It is a beautiful place to get back to nature as you wind through the walking and biking paths. Do note that the area can get very muddy during rainy weather so plan accordingly.
Address: 670 Melanie Ct.
Villani’s is a New York, Italian-style bakery offering sweet treats every Tuesday through Sunday. Walk in to grab a spritz cookie, macaron, pastry, or a slice of their famed cheesecakes. Their offerings change daily and you will never be disappointed. Villani’s also does special orders for birthdays, weddings, and more.
Address: 901 Pecan Ave.
Rachel has been a long-time fan of Nectar’s unique and eye-catching floral creations. We even featured Nectar’s owner Karisa Pennell in our Notable Woman series a few years back. Floral arrangements are a lovely and thoughtful way to recognize so many emotions, from love and appreciation to sympathy and encouragement. They also liven up your home anytime; no special occassion needed.
Address: 910 Pecan Ave.
Scheduled to open in 2022, Cheat’s Cheesesteak Parlor is poised to make a good Philly cheesesteak that would make anyone from the City of Brotherly Love proud. In addition to the classic Philly, Cheat’s will serve the only vegan cheesesteak in the city. Clearly, Chantilly is ready for this concept because every pop-up Cheat’s has hosted since October 2020 has sold out.
Address: 913 Pecan Ave.
Chantilly has a vibrant and active neighborhood association. Rachel herself serves on the board and is involved in the planning of several signature events. Don’t miss Chantilly’s annual Spring Fling in May, ice cream socials at Chantilly Park during the summer, the Hilly Chantilly 5K in October, the annual Halloween Parade, and more!
For a calendar of upcoming events, visit the Chantilly neighborhood association website: www.ichantilly.com/events
Places to Live
Chantilly offers a wide variety of housing options from historic bungalows and newly-built homes to contemporary townhomes. Looking at the last six months, the average sales price in the neighborhood was $691,505 and the average price per square foot was $381.15. Chantilly homes averaged 29 days on market and sold (on average) at 100.4% to list price. The most expensive sale in the last six months was a 3,565 square foot 4 bedroom / 4 bathroom new construction home for $1,150,000.
Our team is proud to be the number 1 selling team in Chantilly. We have sold over 100 homes in the neighborhood and aren’t slowing down any time soon. We consistently set new comps for the area by helping our sellers the best price for their home and have helped numerous buyers successfully purchase an off-market home in this highly competitive market because of our neighborhood insight and knowledge.