Chesapeake, Virginia 

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+7.4% since 2020

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6.5 / 6.7

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Best Places to Live in Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake, Virginia is a vibrant city known for its beautiful scenery and bustling downtown. Enjoy the temperate climate while exploring its attractions such as outdoor trails, lakeside beaches, shopping centers, delicious restaurants and various entertainment venues. With its excellent shopping centers, lively nightlife and cultural events happening throughout the year, Chesapeake is sure to provide something to keep everyone entertained! Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast.
Zip Codes: 23322 23320 23323 23321 23324 23325
Cost of Living: 3.3% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

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Chesapeake, Va Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Nearby water recreation
Educated population
Stable economy
Growth and sprawl
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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.


The unemployment rate in Chesapeake is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chesapeake jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Chesapeake's cost of living is 3.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chesapeake's Cost of Living

May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Chesapeake, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Chesapeake city county flipped moderately Democratic, 52.2% to 45.8%. More Voting Stats

Chesapeake's population is 247,172 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 25.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Chesapeake is Real Estate: $359,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.3%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Chesapeake

It's a good time to buy in Chesapeake. Home Appreciation is up 12.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chesapeake is $359,000.
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Reviews for Chesapeake   33 Reviews
Family Friendly and great Schools! - 8/26/2020
I lived here in Virginia near the Cedar Rd. not so far from Tidewater Community college. If you want a great place to live to raise children, its Chesapeake... Read More

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Family friendly and we've got the beach, that's it - 3/29/2020
I live around this area currently, in the "Hampton Roads". Which consists of Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Chesapeake. We're... Read More

Chesapeake has Little to Offer - 10/7/2018
I was born in Hampton Roads and lived there for more than 65 years. We lived in the city of Chesapeake for three years from 2014-2017. Frankly, we were very glad to... Read More

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