Ranked in the 89th percentile


  • Chesapeake is ranked #186 in Virginia
  • Chesapeake is ranked #3,169 in the USA
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Income per Capita
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Chesapeake, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Central, Virginia Beach8712.625,176
US Navy Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia Beach8612.24,905
Northwest, Virginia Beach8310.973,160
Great Bridge East, Chesapeake837.817,164
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Great Bridge, Chesapeake834.424,376
Western Branch North, Chesapeake81918,883
Greenbrier West, Chesapeake812.319,161
Deep Creek South, Chesapeake803.710,890

Best Cities Near Chesapeake, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Virginia Beach, VA8418.1449,733
Williamsburg, VA8341.714,988
Suffolk, VA8116.687,061
Smithfield, VA8022.88,304
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Carrollton, VA8019.55,481
Hampton, VA7818.4136,789
Chesapeake, VA780233,194
Gloucester Point, VA7836.69,000
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Pros and Cons of Life In Chesapeake, VA

Virginia is one of the original states and a place of great economical changes. Of all of the cities that I have lived in, Chesapeak, VA has had the biggest impact on my life. There have been ups and downs, but I have persevered through it all. I will share the pros and cons from my perspective to anyone that is inquiring about life in this town. For anyone that is interested, they can continue reading. Employment: Chesapeake surprisingly has a moderate economy. The top industries are education and the medical field, which I have direct experience with. When I first moved here, degrees and certifications in the medical field were in demand. Within a couple of months I found a job in a nursing home as a C.N.A. Employers in other industries were available, however they started to decline over the last ten years. Nightlife: As far as nightlife is concerned, one would be better off looking elsewhere. I moved to Chesapeake from Baltimore 10 years ago and must say that it is a completely different atmosphere. My personal preference is young and hip, however there are possibilities here. Although they are spread out, one can find live bands, rock bars and country. Honestly, the real action is in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Shopping: This city definitely is not the shopping haven like Alexandria or Crystal City, but I can say there are options. Greenbrier Mall is large and includes a host of stores that will suit anyone's taste. Other than that, there is a flea market, specialty stores and retail scattered all over. When I needed to shop I would go to the mall or commute to Norfolk. Overall, I would say that Chesapeake is a decent city. It is basically a suburb surrounded by a vast metropolitan area. It will appeal to people looking for a small town feel. Although it may not have the big city culture, residents can certainly commute to other attractive cities, which are still close.
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Cost of living greetings, we are moving early February next year, western branch area. Family of 5 here. I have a few questions, how much are the average utility bills you guys are paying? We are moving to a 1800 square foot house ( gas for heating) . And also, how much do you guys usually spend/ budget for groceries per week. Thank you very much, have a good day.
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trinolPosted on Dec 08, 2016
Relocating to VA My husband and I are relocating to Chesapeake Va 23323, would like to get some reviews on the area. I did my research on the schools and my daughter would be going to Grassfield HS which I hear is GREAT.
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joeannajesPosted on Oct 25, 2016
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Source: The Chesapeake, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).