Chesapeake, Virginia 

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Population

235,429

55% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$70,176

Avg. Home Price

$255,600

Best Places to Live in Chesapeake, Virginia

Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast
Pros
-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Chesapeake
Zip Codes: 23322 23320 23323 23321 23324 23325
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chesapeake is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chesapeake jobs have decreased by 0.20%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chesapeake's cost of living is 15.80% 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%. 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 $255,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.66%. 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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Housing Market in Chesapeake

It's a good time to buy in Chesapeake. Home Appreciation is up 2.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Chesapeake Real Estate.

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Reviews for Chesapeake   31 Reviews
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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Chesapeake, VA - 3/21/2016
Chesapeake, VA is midway up the Atlantic Coast. The climate is moderate, with occasional winter snow and warm... Read More

life in Va. - 8/8/2015
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23322 23320 23323 23321 23324 23325
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