Chantilly

Welcome to Chantilly

The strictly residential neighborhood known for its abundant serenity
 
Highly desirable and quiet, Chantilly is a small, well-established neighborhood on the rise. Oak-lined streets and unparalleled peace are hallmarks of this location, which lies nestled between the neighborhoods of Elizabeth and Plaza Midwood, with U.S. 74 running along its eastern border. Its position provides easy access to the exciting retail and dining of Plaza Midwood while at the same time honoring its strictly residential atmosphere. 
 
Established in 1913, Chantilly melds a charming suburb personality with the urban pulse of nearby Uptown Charlotte. Residents are minutes away from parks, museums, restaurants, and several of the best retail districts in the city, and yet the neighborhood itself is populated with only a few beloved institutions. 
 
Many of the homes in Chantilly were built in the 1940s and 1950s, which helps solidify the quaint aesthetic of the area. As owners renovate, redevelop, and expand their homes, Chantilly has seen an influx of value-added to their properties, with prices rising into the upper $800,000s and above. While new builds are becoming increasingly common, the neighborhood continues its tradition as a single-family home community without the addition of condos or apartment buildings. 
 

What to Love

  • Non-commercial zoning means elevated tranquility
  • A few blocks away from the business districts of Plaza Midwood and Elizabeth, as well as Uptown Charlotte
  • Growing home values and the opportunity to customize properties
 

People & Lifestyle

With only four streets that lead in and out of this tiny conglomeration of residential properties, part of Chantilly’s charm is its lack of pomp and commotion. Residents here are apt to be found pushing strollers along tree-lined streets, gardening and refreshing their own backyards, and engaging in neighborhood events. 
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Chantilly isn’t bursting with restaurants or a vivacious retail scene. However, it is home to a few local gems that sustain its residents with goods and cuisine. More than this, Chantilly has the benefit of being right next door to the energetic business district of Plaza Midwood and the adorable boutiques and shops of Elizabeth. 
 
Villanis Bakery is one of the only eateries within the bounds of the neighborhood, and this local gem specializes in New York Italian-style baked goods. Every order is served to go, and popular menu items include fluffy cream puffs, drool-worthy cannolis, muffins in every flavor, cakes, and even macarons. 
 
Focusing on fresh local, national, and international art, Sozo Gallery in Chantilly serves as the area’s premier gallery for fostering an appreciation for art on a soulful level. Charlotte collectors and anyone with a penchant for incredible art will want to take the time to browse this contemporary collection, located right across from Villanis. 
 

Things to Do

Chantilly might not have its own assortment of institutions for entertainment and activity, but as with many of the neighborhoods in Charlotte, this blissful residential retreat is just a few miles from several of the city’s best attractions. In under ten minutes, residents can make the trip to cultural and learning institutions like The Mint Museum, Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame
 
For the days when it's preferable to stay within the neighborhood, Chantilly Park provides a lush seven acres of green space great for picnics and family gatherings. Walking trails, sports fields, barbecue equipment, and a playground keep this park well-rounded and among the more popular sports in the area for daily fun. 
 

Schools

Chantilly is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 
  • Chantilly Montessori School, PK & K-6, a highly rated public magnet school
  • Queen City STEM School, K-9, highly rated public charter school
 
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