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Living in Chesapeake, Virginia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Chesapeake, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Chesapeake what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Chesapeake is a great place to grow your family. We have country living, city life and it’s near one of the largest military bases in Virginia. It’s not considered to be a tourist attraction spot like Virginia Beach but if you like the beach, you will be within 20 minutes from the ocean.

Cayden, says: 2020

Chesapeake is a great city for families. I love to take our dog to various parks in the community and they’re always packed with children. Additionally, Virginia Beach is just a short drive away, and Washington DC is a quick train ride North.

Olivia, says: 2020

Chesapeake, Virginia, is within the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. It is more of a rural area than Norfolk or Virginia Beach, which are preferred areas to live in if you enjoy city life.

Chesapeake is a city that is exceptional only in its lack of exception. An overgrown suburb humbly sandwiched between real cultural hubs, expect the expected when moving to this so-called city. The rent is too high for what you get, and the only advantage to living here is its proximity to the places you actually want to go. You want to move to Hampton Roads? Consider Norfolk instead, where you can actually find something of interest, rather than an endless expanse of chain restaurants and shopping malls.

In the center of CoastalĀ Virginia, the city of Chesapeake is known in the state as a place of great historical and cultural significance, and being the home to a whole host of natural beauty spots. It is also a home to the largest navy base in the world, and known to have 22 waterways.

Carmen, says: 2020

Chesapeake is a beautiful city. We are surrounded by beautiful bodies of water, including the Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth River, and the Great Dismal Swamp. There is something to do for everyone in Chesapeake, no matter your favorite activities. Please note, Chesapeake is the largest city in Virginia, and we have traffic to prove it!

Dorothy, says: 2020

The city of Chesapeake is mostly suburbs. The neighborhoods are very nice and relaxing. Although this city is a good choice for a quiet life, it lacks excitement due to that there is not much to do. However, the surrounding cities, such as Virginia Beach, offer a multitude of activities and fun.

Wayttyn, says: 2020

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