Centreville is a suburban, historic, close-knit community in western Fairfax County, Virginia just a few miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport. The town’s name was derived from its central location to Leesburg, Alexandria, Colchester, Warrenton, Georgetown, and Middleburg. The location in I-66 gives Centreville a short ride to other suburbs like Arlington, Alexandria, and Washington, D.C.

Centreville as a suburban community consists of large housing developments, exclusive townhomes, shopping centers, a large cinema and strip malls. It is a largely residential district with some areas for businesses of nearly 982,000 square feet; 1.7 million square feet of retail space, and some hotel developments.


Centreville is served by three main roads – U.S Route 29 (Lee Highway), which runs east and west of Centreville and serves as the primary route through town; Virginia Route 28 with pathway from north to south; and Interstate 66 which is nearest to the major highway.

Fairfax Connector buses connect Centreville to the Metrorail.


There are numerous public schools with two high schools – Centreville High School and Westfield High School – which are two of the biggest high schools in the commonwealth. Some high school students attend Chantilly High School. Among these high schools,Mountain View Alternative High School is the only school within the town proper.

The town also has two middle schools – Liberty Middle School and Ormond Stone Middle School.

There are eleven Elementary schools in Centreville namely, Powell Elementary School, Centreville Elementary School, Bull Run Elementary School, London Towne Elementary School, Centre Ridge Elementary School, Deer Park Elementary School, Virginia Run Elementary School, Cub Run Elementary School, Tltegi Sully Station Children’s Center, Mulford Private School, and Rainbow Child Development Center

Schools are served by the Fairfax County Public Schools


Centreville is the predictable American suburb with homes varying in different styles and architecture. Living in Centreville fits most budgets going from the low $100,000 range to as high as over $1 million.

Here are Centreville’s main communities:

  Virginia Run

This community is located 3.5 hours from the beach and less than two hours from the mountains. It prides itself of highly regarded public safety.

See list of Homes for Sale in Virginia Run, Centreville

  Hampton Chase

An upscale community with 566 single family homes in varied architectural designs from rambler to Tudor. The community has four tennis courts, swimming pool, clubhouse, and walking trails surrounded by nature.

  Woodgate Village

A community featuring 123 units of townhomes in 21 buildings, several common areas and two tot lots. The village was built in 1987-1989 featuring contemporary designs.

  Little Rocky Run

A planned community of 2,722 homes with 1,653 single family homes and 1,069 townhomes. 215 acres out of the total 915 are allotted for open space for the enjoyment of the residents. Amenities include three swimming pools with adjoining kiddie pools, seven tennis courts, three recreation centers, three basketball/multi-purpose courts, and sixteen tot lots! There are also walking, jogging and biking paths.

Schools in Little Rocky Run: Union Mill Elementary School, Centre Ridge Elementary School, Centreville Elementary, Liberty Middle School, and Centreville High School.

Barros Manor – a small community of thirty townhomes very close to the Historic District that was established in 1988. Barros Manor is favored mainly because of its location with shopping centers nearby. The amazing view of the Shenandoah Mountains to the west adds appeal to this neighborhood.

Schools in Barros Manor are: Fairfax County Schools, Bull Run ElementaryOrmond Stone Middle SchoolWestfield High School

Points of Interest

Perhaps the most distinguishable development in Centreville is Trinity Centre. Currently at build-out phase, this project will feature 1.2 million square feet of office space, a 140-room hotel, 17 restaurants, and one of Centreville’s largest fitness centers.

Westfields Marriot Conference Center & Westfields Golf Course is a major attraction offering fantastic facilities and five-star hospitality experience.

Several golf courses and country clubs offer golfing opportunities for the avid golfers! The world-class Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and Bull Run Golf Club are found in Centreville. Fairfax National Golf Club is also in this upscale community.

Other Centreville attractions: Bull Run Regional ParkNational Firearms MuseumManassas National Battlefield Park




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