Chesapeake

Rich in its cultural history, scenic natural wonders, delightful dining, and boutique shopping.

Welcome to Chesapeake

A peaceful and suburban community 
 
Those looking for a quiet community can undoubtedly find what they are looking for in the Chesapeake area. Chesapeake is rich in its cultural history, scenic natural wonders, delightful dining, and boutique shopping. From the many nature trails to hike and waterways to kayak – to getaways at campgrounds and a variety of restaurants to savor, there are many things to do in this coastal area.
 

What to Love 

  • Close proximity to the ocean and many waterways
  • Campgrounds and nature trails
  • Suburban lifestyle
  • Shopping and dining for any taste

Local Lifestyle

Like much of the coastal Virginia area, Chesapeake is known for being the place where water and outdoor adventures are a huge deal for everyone. From boating and fishing to water sports and walking trails, there are many ways to enjoy the closeness to the many waterways and nature. There are a lot of leisure activities in the area in which one can get involved.
Chesapeake is the perfect place to kick back and fully enjoy life. It is the ideal mix of fun, nature, and business.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Chesapeake is home to several great dining, entertainment, and shopping options, no matter your interests and taste.
Many visitors and residents like to stop in for a nice drink at the Wasserhund Brewing Company. This is where you can pop in and get a locally brewed beer to enjoy. The flavors and options available to you at Wasserhund will be different from your standard brewery, so stop by when you have time to soak it all in and try something new!
 
For shopping, you can't beat Aimaleigh's Boutique. This women's clothing store and gift shop provides unique gifts you don't see anywhere else. It is a great place to pick up a few items for your loved ones and check things off your gift list for friends and loved ones.
The Chesapeake Golf Club is perfect for a nice round of golf with your friends. Make sure to take in the splendor of the course itself. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of the area.
 

Things to Do

Get into the excitement of local attractions and check out some of the events and activities in the Chesapeake area. For springtime fun, head to the Chesapeake Arboretum and enjoy the 48-acres that are dedicated to promoting horticultural and environmental awareness. While there, enjoy the Stewartia grove, which is only visible in the spring. And don’t forget your camera! This area includes one of Virginia’s finest trail systems that is part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail South Chesapeake Loop.
To enjoy the outdoors, be sure to visit the Dismal Swamp Canal and Canal Trail. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a multi-purpose trail for all bicyclists, joggers, and horse riders. This area also includes the Great Dismal Swamp Refuge, a resting spot for thousands of migratory birds in the spring and fall. Additionally, the Swamp is nationally recognized as a stop on the "Underground Railroad."
 
Also be sure to visit the Northwest River Park and Campground for a variety of family fun on this 763-acre park.
 
Chesapeake is home to many farms for family fun and activities. From May through September, there are almost 2,000 peach trees ready to pick at Mount Pleasant Farms as well as peaches and other fruits and vegetables at Greenbrier Farms. In the fall, gather friends and family for fun at Hickory Ridge Farm where you’ll find 18 acres of pumpkin patches, hayrides, a corn maze, and more, or return to Greenbrier Farms, for haunting attractions – if you’re brave enough!
For relaxed entertainment, try the Chesapeake Jubilee held at the Chesapeake City Park in late May. Another attraction to explore is the ever-popular Chesapeake Wine Festival held annually in early October. Sample some of the best wines from throughout the country and discover new flavors to take home.
 

Schools


Overview for Chesapeake, VA

247,172 people live in Chesapeake, where the median age is 37.1 and the average individual income is $38,952. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

247,172

Total Population

37.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$38,952

Average individual Income

Around Chesapeake, VA

There's plenty to do around Chesapeake, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Silver Fox Food Truck, Taxus Street Coffee, and House of Marmalade.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.95 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.08 miles 30 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.24 miles 25 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 4.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 4.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake has 89,413 households, with an average household size of 2.71. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chesapeake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 247,172 people call Chesapeake home. The population density is 730.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

247,172

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.1

Median Age

49.16 / 50.84%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
89,413

Total Households

2.71

Average Household Size

$38,952

Average individual Income

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Schools in Chesapeake, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Chesapeake. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Southeastern Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Truitt Intermediate
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
1/5
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Rena B Wright Primary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Sparrow Road Intermediate
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
1/5
Norfolk Highlands Primary
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Cornerstone Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Southeastern Va Tr Center Ep
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Greenbrier Intermediate
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
Apple Tree Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
The Goddard School (Chesapeake)
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Cedar Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Indian Creek-Welcome Baptist Church School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Great Bridge Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Veritas Collegiate Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
George W Carver Intermediate
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Basics Primary School & Daycare
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cedar Road Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Great Bridge Presbyterian Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Mt Pleasant Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Providence Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Great Bridge Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Immanuel Christian Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Atlantic Shores Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Great Bridge Primary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Great Bridge Intermediate
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
Butts Road Intermediate
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Cathedral Of Faith Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Montessori Academy Of Virginia
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Greenbrier Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Southwestern Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Chesapeake Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Chesapeake Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Just Kids Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Western Branch Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Deep Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Deep Creek Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Western Branch Intermediate
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
2/5
Faith Diamond Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
G A Treakle Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Deep Creek Central Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Edwin W Chittum Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Western Branch Primary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Grassfield Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Aldersgate Umc Kinder Prep
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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