Chesapeake Real Estate


    Chesapeake, VA,
    situated
    about 11 miles south of Norfolk and 12 miles north of the North Carolina
    border, is a city in southeastern Virginia. It is also surrounded by
    Virginia Beach
    (to the east) and Suffolk (to the west). The city is serviced by
    Interstates
    I-64 and I-464 (connecting it to Norfolk); as well as U.S. Routes 13,
    17, 58,
    and 460 and Virginia State Highway 168. Chesapeake Regional Airport is
    the
    city’s general aviation facility, with Norfolk International Airport
    located
    nearby for commercial passenger service.


    History of
    Chesapeake, VA








    The City of
    Chesapeake
    was formed in 1963 when Norfolk County and the City of South Norfolk
    merged. The
    actual history of Chesapeake goes back much further…to the early 1600s
    when
    the area was first settled. The historic Battle of Great Bridge took
    place in
    what is now Chesapeake in 1775, marking an early Revolutionary War
    victory for
    American troops over the forces of British Royal governor Lord Dunmore.
    In
    1793, work began on the Dismal Swamp Canal, which opened in 1805, but
    later
    experienced hard times and is today part of the Atlantic Intracoastal
    Waterway.
    By 1920 South Norfolk had developed to the point where it was
    incorporated as a
    city, but by the 1950s, had fallen victim (along with Norfolk County) to
    annexation suits filed by neighboring cities. Finding it difficult to
    plan for
    the future, the two municipalities consolidated as the new city of
    Chesapeake
    in 1963. The city has continued to experience growth since that time,
    and today
    stands as a unique blend of rural and urban centers, with miles of
    waterfront
    industrial, commercial and residential property.


    Things to Do in
    Chesapeake, VA








    Few locations
    offer as
    wide a variety of things to see and places to visit as the Hampton Roads
    metro
    area, and Chesapeake sits at the hub of the activity. The city is only
    15
    minutes from Norfolk, 20 minutes from the oceanfront, and 40 minutes
    from
    Colonial Williamsburg. Chesapeake has plenty of attractions in its own
    right,
    some of which are listed here:

    · Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway: the historic waterway linking the
    Chesapeake
    Bay to North Carolina’s sounds.

    · Chesapeake Arboretum: Headquartered in an eighteenth century farmhouse
    with
    48 acres of native plants and trees and trail systems which meander
    through a
    mature hardwood forest.

    · Chesapeake City Park: A 75-acre site which hosts the annual Chesapeake
    Jubilee and Symphony Under the Stars and also houses the Chesapeake
    Skate Park.

    · Chesapeake Planetarium: The first planetarium built by a public school
    system
    in the state of Virginia.

    · Chesapeake Veterans’ Memorial: Commemorates the service and sacrifice
    of
    Chesapeake citizens who have served or are serving in the military.

    · Deep Creek Lock Park: Heavily wooded with a pedestrian bridge and foot
    trails.

    · Dismal Swamp Canal Trail: An 8.5 mile long multipurpose trail which
    accommodates horse owners, bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and boat
    owners.

    · Great Bridge Lock Park: A 19-acre venue featuring a two-lane boat
    ramp,
    picnic shelters, a foot trail, a large play area, and extensive fishing
    and
    crabbing areas.

    · Portlock Galleries at SoNo: A renovated contemporary art gallery which
    hosts
    local and traveling exhibits.


    Sports Teams in
    Chesapeake, VA








    Virginia is the
    most
    populous U.S. state which does not host a major professional sports
    league
    franchise. However, the Chesapeake area is within short driving distance
    from
    the host venues of some quality minor-league professional teams. The
    Norfolk
    Tides, a Class Triple-A farm team for the Baltimore Orioles, play their
    International League home games at Harbor Park located only 15 minutes
    away in
    the city of Norfolk. Also in Norfolk are the Norfolk Admirals, a
    minor-league
    pro ice hockey team which competes in the American Hockey League (AHL).
    The
    Admirals are affiliated with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning. Nearby
    Hampton is
    the home of the Hampton Roads Piranhas, a soccer team belonging to the
    United Soccer
    Leagues Premier Development League (PDL).








    Buying a Home in
    Chesapeake, VA






    As you can see, Chesapeake,
    VA is an
    area rich in history and a convenient location to many different types
    of
    activities. Here is some more information when considering buying a home
    in Chesapeake, VA:






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    The school district consists
    of 28
    elementary schools, 10 middle schools and 7 high   schools.






    ·
           

    Population is 219,154 with a
    steady
    growth of 9.4%






    ·
           

    Median age is 36





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    Median household income is
    $62,106






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    Sunny days are estimated at
    211 per
    year






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