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Pros

-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area


This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.

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Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast See Local Real Estate
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City: Chesapeake
Zip Codes: 23322, 23320, ... 6 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Chesapeake


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Chesapeake is 4.30 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chesapeake jobs have Decreased by 0.20 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chesapeake's cost of living is 9.50% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Chesapeake's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Chesapeake's population is 235,429 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 54.91 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chesapeake is $243,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.72%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Chesapeake public schools spend $11,551 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Chesapeake. Learn more...

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It's a good time to buy in Chesapeake. Home Appreciation is up 1.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Chesapeake Real Estate.
The median home price in Chesapeake is $243,300. Browse Homes in this Range.
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  3/21/2016
Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake, VA is midway up the Atlantic Coast. The climate is moderate, with occasional winter snow and warm... (Read More)

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  2/18/2014
Do not move here if you do not have a car

I moved to Chesapeake in 2011 after living my whole life in New York City. It is one of the biggest mistakes that I have ever made. The city is not good for pedestrians.... (Read More)

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