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Living in South Riding, VA

South Riding, Virginia, is located in the northern part of the state, just outside Chantilly. Homeowners working in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia appreciate South Riding as a conveniently located community that is quieter and smaller than the big city. People working closer to home also enjoy all that South Riding has to offer. One of the biggest draws to living there is the sense of community; locals feel that natural beauty and community spirit make South Riding a desirable place to live, and they appreciate that they can stay close to the action of the city.

What You'll Find in South Riding

You'll find several schools, libraries, parks, playgrounds, fitness trails, fishing spots, swimming pools, golf courses, and more in South Riding, VA. In fact, a new multipurpose center for recreation and leisure broke ground in 2015, as part of a three-phase project that will include a gymnasium and senior center. The South Riding neighborhood promotes healthy living by offering plenty of green space and facilities in which to play and get fit. In addition, South Riding is located in one of the country's most educated counties, which boasts consistently high-performing schools.

Living in South Riding provides opportunities for regular free community events for family fun or grown-ups' nights out, and the area's temperate weather means lots of seasonal outdoor events as well. Development for a huge town center is also underway. A brand new cinema, a health club, a grocery store, and 40,000 square feet of office space can be expected; shoppers look forward to a total of 122,500 square feet of new retail space, too. South Riding's penchant for combining luxury and convenience continues to progress in the neighborhood.

For those who are interested in educational activities, nearby Chantilly is home to the Sully Historic Site, as well as the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex to the National Air and Space Museum. The distance to Washington, D.C., is about 40 miles, which allows plenty of chances for day trips filled with politics, arts, and history. Residents in South Riding, Virginia, can even catch international flights at Dulles Airport only 10 miles from town.

South Riding Housing

Many different styles of homes for sale in South Riding are available. The majority of houses consist of three or more bedrooms, and most are owner-occupied. Big families may benefit from the market's options for well-sized homes as they browse South Riding real estate. You'll find brand new homes and luxurious residences built in South Riding's earlier years by award-winning developers. Beautiful, Colonial homes are the most prominent style.


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What Locals Love

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  • Meet with friends or take your family out to one of the many free community events that are held in the South Riding community.
  • Head to nearby Chantilly to visit the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which features an IMAX theater, an aviation hangar and a space hangar, an observation tower overlooking the Dulles International Airport, and more.
  • Those who enjoy the outdoors will love the area’s fitness trails, fishing spots, swimming pools, and golf courses.


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