Chesapeake, Virginia, is Hampton Roads' third most populous city. Chesapeake is a central location for anywhere you want to go in Hampton Roads, making it a popular city to commute from. In fact, it’s only a 30-minute drive for those who work in Norfolk or Virginia Beach. Then again, there may not be a need to leave Chesapeake if you work there too – the buzzing Greenbrier area provides convenient access to shopping, and there are plenty of recreational activities in the City’s many parks.
Residents enjoy fantastic access to water in Chesapeake, whether they are in Western Branch near the Elizabeth River or Great Bridge, near the Locks Park. Chesapeake is also home to the Great Dismal Swamp, where runners convene for the annual Swamp Stomp half marathon race each year. In addition, Chesapeake hosts the annual kayaXpedition and 6-mile race at the Great Bridge Locks Park.
Families love neighborhoods throughout Chesapeake - and Great Bridge, Hickory and Grassfield areas are just a few popular neighborhoods drawing new home buyers. With the Outer Banks (known as OBX to locals) just an hour away, it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to call Chesapeake home.