Chesapeake is the third largest city in Virginia, with a population of around 233,000 people. The area consists of protected forests, farmland, and wetlands, along with a number of urban areas. The majority of real estate consists of single family detached homes, and there are a decent amount of townhomes and condominiums as well. The median home value is $261,766, with most houses costing between $100,000 and $400,000. There are a variety of areas that make up Chesapeake, and residential property can be found all over.
Chesapeake has six different boroughs: Pleasant Grove, South Norfolk, Butts Road, Washington, Great Bridge, and Western Branch. There are a number of neighborhoods within each, and all of them vary widely. There are a number of communities that feature new homes, and these are often coveted due to amenities such as fitness rooms, walking paths, clubhouses, pools, and more. Culpepper Landing is a subdivision that offers a variety of homes, from row homes to single-family dwellings, in a range of prices. Chesapeake also has a high number of established neighborhoods that have character and huge trees. Examples of these communities are Bridgefield and Brittany Woods. The neighborhood of Greenbrier East is the shopping heartbeat of the city, and it is home to Chesapeake City Park. Riverwalk is a planned condo and home community that is a popular neighborhood due to the fact that many homes are either located on the river or have waterfront views.
The economy of Chesapeake is recognized as one of the most highly skilled and strongest workforces in the country. Its top employers are Chesapeake City Public Schools, City of Chesapeake, and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Because the city has had good success in the recruiting and retention of companies, it is ranked consistently as a top location to work and live. Other top industries in the area include transportation, telecommunications, construction, health, and manufacturing.