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Chesapeake, VA

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Chesapeake, Virginia is located in the very southwestern region of the state. It is an independent city, which means that it is not part of any particular county. Virginia’s state Constitution makes independent cities more common than in other parts of the country. Chesapeake is a diverse southern city that contains waterways, wetlands, forests, and protected farmlands. It is the third most populous city in the entire city, with more than 225,000 people who reside within its borders.

Chesapeake Apartments


Lakes Of Greenbrier
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Bell Great Bridge
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Cambridge Manor
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1


Cottage Trails At Culpepper Landing
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

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The Sands
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Greenbrier Woods Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Chesapeake, VA is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.49%
  • 6.02%
  • 6.77%
  • Female
  • 6.22%
  • 6.14%
  • 6.55%
is average rent in Chesapeake, VA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.31%
  • 2.74%
  • 3.82%
of units are available for rent in Chesapeake
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 779
  • 305
  • 1427
Getting Around in Chesapeake, VA

Transportation within the city of Chesapeake is unique. The waterways that run through the city allow for transportation options that other east coast cities simply don’t have. Chesapeake also has five major railroads which travel through the city, with high speed rail traveling to cities such as Richmond and Hampton. The major highways running through the city include US highways 13, 17, 58, and 460. Because of the city’s proximity to water, many of the state highways run over water in some shape or form, with bridges being relatively common.

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The average commuter time in Chesapeake is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.67%
  • 17.5%
  • 3.56%

Chesapeake Arboretum

<p>Established in the mid-1990s, the Chesapeake Arboretum is known to the residents of the city as nature's classroom. The arboretum houses a number of trails and forestry as well as unique plants, trees, and maritime life. The Arboretum is frequented by families with young children and elementary schools on school field trips. The Arboretum has won numerous awards, including the local Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council award. As a non-profit, it works hard to be funded with grants and donations, and has successfully become part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.</p>

Albemarle Chesapeake Canal

<p>The Albemarle Chesapeake Canal was built in the mid-1800s to help promote navigation from the Chesapeake Bay to the Albemarle Sound. Today, the Albemarle Chesapeake Canal exists as two canals, with the first connecting the North Landing River with the Elizabeth River, and the second connecting the North River with the Currituck Sound. The Albemarle Chesapeake Canal is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places, and is protected by the federal government. Today, the canal is traveled by both commercial watercrafts and recreational private ships.</p>

Dismal Swamp Canal

<p>The Dismal Swamp Canal is located in the eastern region of the city of Chesapeake, and it is the oldest operating man-made canal in the entire country. It opened in 1805, and has been up and running ever since. The canal itself is part of the Intracoastal Waterway, which is a route that travels along the Eastern Seaboard from Florida through Massachusetts. The waterway is used to ship commercial freight such as manufactured goods and food. The Dismal Swamp itself has a long history, specifically in the Civil War, where it was a strategic defensive position for Confederate forces.</p>