Chantilly is located on the western edge of Fairfax County around the crossroads of Routes 28 and U.S. Route 50. It also is immediately south of Washington Dulles International Airport and the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is located on airport property.
It is the major employment center in western Fairfax County with more than 11 million square feet of office space and nearly 9.5 million square feet of industrial/flex space. Office space is characterized by low to mid-rise structures with surface parking.
This submarket is also home to the county’s largest business park, Westfields. This 1,100-acre park is anchored by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and currently includes 5.8 million square feet of office and flex buildings in a campus-like setting. Ultimately the park will accommodate 16-18 million square feet of development. Combined with the Dulles submarket, this area represents the greatest concentration of undeveloped land remaining in Fairfax County.
Because of its proximity to the airport, substantial business base and the Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly has 14 hotels with nearly 2,000 rooms. The submarket also has more than 2.5 million square feet of retail development.
Major employers in the area include The Aerospace Corp., Apptis, ASC, CSC, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, ManTech International, NRO, Quest Diagnostics, SAIC, UPS and the Virginia Department of Transportation.