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Guide To The Best Chesapeake Neighborhoods

Chesapeake, VA is the state’s second-most populous city with just under 250,000 residents. Comprising large swaths of rural and natural areas as well as several small, yet bustling, urban centers, there is something for even the most discerning homebuyer (or renter) in Chesapeake! Use this helpful guide to find your perfect neighborhood fit.

1. Great Bridge 

Excellent public schools, municipal amenities, and a desirable blend of suburban living with multiple nearby shopping areas make this neighborhood a Cheapeake top contender. Great Bridge is primarily owner-occupied single-family homes (medium to large in size) and townhomes.

  • Median income for this neighborhood is $100,000
  • Median home prices are $300,000 

2. Hickory 

Hickory is a blend of rural farmlands and wealthy suburbs. It offers both new homes on large lots as well as older, established neighborhoods with smaller bungalow and ranch homes. The local schools are very highly rated and sought after, adding to Hickory’s desirability. 

  • Median income for the neighborhood is $93,000
  • Median home prices are $320,000  

3. South Norfolk

South Norfolk has a charming historic district with older Victorian and colonial style homes. Recent revitalization projects brought condos, loft apartments, retail and office space to “SoNo” which is experiencing a surge of activity and interest. With a number of future municipal projects in the pipeline, and a lovely pedestrian path that connects Chesapeake to Portsmouth via the Jordan Bridge, this area has serious potential.

  • Median income for the neighborhood is $51,000
  • Median home value is $255,000

4. Greenbrier

Conveniently located near Chesapeake’s commercial center, just minutes from nearby Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, and boasting multiple lovely parks and other municipal services. Local schools are well-rated, so the area is in-demand with families. Housing can be competitive. Condos and townhomes are also available in the area.

  • Median income for the neighborhood is $77,000
  • Median home value is $270,000

 

5. Deep Creek

Deep Creek offers a wide selection of both affordable apartments and suburban homes. Its close proximity to the bustling city of Portsmouth brings easier access to considerably more amenities than the quieter areas of Chesapeake, though the schools are not ranked quite as highly. 

  • Median income for the neighborhood is $80,000
  • Median home value is $160,000

6. Pleasant Grove West

An affluent neighborhood with highly rated schools. You will pay more for housing in this neighborhood, but if you are looking for quiet, sleepy, suburban living—this is it. While Pleasant Grove East ranks higher on some factors, the highly-rated schools in Pleasant Grove West nudge it further up the list for us.

  • Median income for the neighborhood is $95,000
  • Median home value is 380,000

To ease the stress of moving, hire Harrison’s by Apple Moving to move you to or from Chesapeake, VA. Let us do the heavy lifting while you get to know your new Chesapeake neighborhood! Be sure to check out our moving checklist and community resources for Chesapeake, VA.

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