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Chesapeake, Virginia, 23325
3 Bedrooms$925 - $975
Chesapeake, Virginia, 23320
1 Bedroom$1,035 - $1,370
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Chesapeake, Virginia, 23323
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Chesapeake Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 5.7% 7.9% -2.2% $10,000 to $14,999 4.5% 5.3% -0.8% $15,000 to $19,999 4.2% 5.5% -1.3% $20,000 to $24,999 5.4% 6.0% -0.6% $25,000 to $29,999 5.5% 6.1% -0.6% $30,000 to $34,999 5.7% 6.0% -0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 6.4% 5.8% +0.6% $40,000 to $44,999 6.2% 5.6% +0.6% $45,000 to $49,999 5.4% 5.0% +0.4% $50,000 to $59,999 10.7% 9.2% +1.5% $60,000 to $74,999 14.7% 11.1% +3.6% $75,000 to $99,999 13.7% 11.4% +2.3% $100,000 to $124,999 6.6% 6.2% +0.4% $125,000 to $149,999 2.4% 3.3% -0.9% $150,000 to $199,999 1.6% 3.0% -1.4% $200,000 or more 1.3% 2.7% -1.4%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.5% 6.0% -1.5% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.3% 12.1% -0.8% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.0% 15.5% -1.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 15.7% 13.8% +1.9% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.8% 10.9% +0.9% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.8% 7.6% +1.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.5% 5.1% +0.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.5% 6.3% +0.2% 50.0% or more 16.5% 14.9% +1.6% Not computed 5.4% 7.7% -2.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 12.9% 13.4% -0.5% 25 to 34 years 28.7% 30.0% -1.3% 35 to 44 years 25.7% 23.6% +2.1% 45 to 54 years 14.2% 14.4% -0.2% 55 to 64 years 7.5% 7.3% +0.2% 65 to 74 years 5.7% 5.2% +0.5% 75 to 84 years 4.3% 4.3% +0.0% 85 years and over 1.0% 1.7% -0.7%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 40.7% 33.1% +7.6% 30 to 44 minutes 31.7% 25.4% +6.3% 45 to 59 minutes 10.3% 14.8% -4.5% 60 or more minutes 17.3% 26.7% -9.4%
Source: 2000 Census
Welcome Home to Chesapeake
Chesapeake is the third largest city in the state of Virginia and yes, it is for lovers. This city was ranked number twenty-one in Bloomberg Business Week's list of America's 50 Best Cities and it's easy to see why. Residents of Chesapeake enjoy a great quality of life with endless recreational opportunities, highly ranked schools, superb air quality, and a low unemployment rate. Living in Chesapeake offers renters easy access to shopping, dining, cultural events, the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also less than twenty minutes away from Virginia Beach and downtown Norfolk.
Rental Rates in Chesapeake
Rental Rates in Chesapeake can be pretty high, but you’ll be able to get the best deal in town with our apartment finder. Are you looking for something roomy and decked out in amenities for you and your collection of ceramic Mozart busts? (It’s a little weird. But we won’t judge.) Or maybe you just want something near the Chesapeake Dog Park for your darling poodle. Whatever it is, we’re here to help you find it. So what does a place here actually go for? Check out the rent table to get an idea. The rates can get steep but when you think about all Chesapeake has to offer, you’ll agree that they’re really not too high. Take a quick look at some rentals below and read on to learn more about Chesapeake.
Out and About in Chesapeake
Chesapeake is a community with lots of open space, so it will be easy for you to get out of your apartment, stretch your legs, breathe in some of that fresh air, and spend some time getting back to nature. There are oodles of parks, forests, and playgrounds for renters from this thriving city to explore. The popular Northwest River Park is home to a great playground, picnic areas, and plenty of fun, fun, fun on the river. Chesapeake even cares for your four-legged, furry friend. The Chesapeake Dog Park is the bow-wow-best place to take little Fido for some socializing or quality one-on-one time with you.
Great and Dismal?
Another incredible place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere is the Great Dismal Swamp. Don't let the name fool you: this place is anything but dismal. Actually, it’s quite awe-inspiring. This amazing refuge covers over 112,000 acres and the largest lake in Virginia, Lake Drummond, is right in the center of it. Hikers and bikers can make use of the many trails throughout park and boaters can get out on the water for a peaceful canoe ride or a relaxing day of fishing. Other activities at the refuge include hunting, camping and bird watching. You’ll want to be sure to bring your binoculars because there are excellent wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the area.
Chirping Along in Chesapeake
Birders everywhere love Chesapeake and the Great Dismal Swamp isn't the only place for them. Bells Mill Park and South Chesapeake Loop are both part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. The beautiful Chesapeake Arboretum is another stop on the feathered friends tour. With 48-acres to explore, covering both formal and informal gardens, birders and visitors of every kind adore this place. Keep your eyes on the calendar of events to so that you don’t miss any of the fun at the Autumn Fest, yoga classes, or the various special activities for kids. Life is tweet in Chesapeake.
A Little History
History buffs will love Chesapeake's wonderfully rich history. A great resource that will guide you to some of the amazing historical sites in and around Chesapeake can be found here.
Find your apartment in Chesapeake and join over 200,000 people who enjoy calling this beautiful Virginia town home. This outdoor-oriented playground is a great place for people who love the outdoors but still appreciate the benefits of the big city.
Average Apartment Rent in Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Chesapeake have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Chesapeake apartment cost $951. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Chesapeake apartment was $1,166 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $1,140. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Chesapeake rentals listed below.
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What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Chesapeake?
Opportunities for outdoor activities abound in and around Chesapeake. With the Chesapeake Bay to the north and the wilder Atlantic Ocean to the east, boating is an obvious choice for enjoying time outside. Nearby Dismal Swamp State Park maintains several miles of hiking and biking trails, and the canal is frequented by boaters using the Intracoastal Waterway. The Northwest River Park is a great place for camping, and fishing and hunting are popular pastimes.
Why should I move to Chesapeake?
With a population of over 222,000, Chesapeake is the third largest city in Virginia. Chesapeake is a diverse city with a few urban areas as well as many square miles of protected farmland, forests, and wetlands, including a substantial portion of the Great Dismal Swamp, so it's great for nature lovers. Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway with miles of waterfront industrial, commercial, and residential property, it's a great place for those that love the sea. Falling south of the Mason-Dixon Line, it's also great for those that don't like very cold winters.
Does Chesapeake have a good school system?
Yes. Public education in Chesapeake is provided to the area's pupils by Chesapeake Public Schools. Comprising 47 schools serving over 40,000 students, this district was rated better than 89.4 percent of school districts in Virginia and 65.7 percent of school districts in the country. Therefore, Chesapeake's school system is excellent compared to the state and well above average when compared with the United States. There are also several private schools in the area.
Are there museums in Chesapeake or nearby?
Chesapeake isn't home to any museums, but nearby Norfolk certainly is. Located in the Ghent district, the Chrysler Museum of Art is the region's foremost art museum featuring a sizeable glass collection and American neoclassical marble sculptures. Asian and Western art can be found in the Hermitage Foundation Museum, housed in an early 20th-century Tudor-style home. Nauticus, the National Maritime Center, features hands-on exhibits, interactive theaters, aquaria, and various educational programs. Nauticus is also home to the battleship USS Wisconsin, which is the last battleship to be built in the United States. The General Douglas MacArthur Memorial contains the tombs of the late General and his wife, in addition to a museum, a research library, and personal belongings.
Are there local sporting events in Chesapeake?
Chesapeake doesn't offer much in the way of local sporting events. Nearby Norfolk, however, does. Located 10 minutes north of Chesapeake, Norfolk is home to two semiprofessional sports teams: the Norfolk Tides baseball team of the International League and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. In addition, the Hampton Roads Piranhas of the United Soccer Leagues are based in Virginia Beach. On the collegiate level, the fourteen sports teams of Christopher Newport University compete in the USA South Athletic Conference in Division III of the NCAA, and NCAA Division I athletics are played by the teams at the College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, and Old Dominion University.