Chesapeake is nestled within the coastal region of Virginia and is a neighboring city to the populous Virginia Beach. Despite not bringing in the same level of tourism, there is no shortage of things to do in the city of Chesapeake. There are definitely some beautiful historic sites and delicious food options. It is 11 miles south of Norfolk and 12 miles north of the North Carolina border. Within Chesapeake you can find the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake Arboretum, as well as many stunning local parks that often host concerts and events. The total population is 237,820 people with an average age of 37.
Chesapeake City Public Schools are listed at #14 on the Best School Districts of Virginia list.
- Chesapeake is consistently ranked by the FBI as one of the five safest cities of its size in the country.
- Chesapeake consists of more than 353 square miles of land area
- It contains more miles of deepwater canals than any other city in the country
- Chesapeake is a hotbed for professional athletes and notable people, including...
Michael Cuddyer, professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, raised in Chesapeake.
Alonzo Mourning, retired professional basketball player for the Miami Heat, raised in Chesapeake.
Ricky Rudd, retired professional NASCAR race drive.