In Chesapeake, you can experience the great outdoors by paddling the Dismal Swamp Canal, boating or fishing in the city’s 22 miles of fresh and salt waterways, or hiking the scenic trails at Northwest River Park. Chesapeake has more than 70 public parks conveniently spread throughout the city where you can enjoy open play areas, age specific playground equipment, sports courts, picnic shelters and tables, dog parks, horseshoe pits, ball fields, and over 26 miles of multi-use trails. With the development of the Chesapeake Expressway which links Interstate 64 with North Carolina, the city is just minutes from neighboring destinations including downtown Norfolk, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The city is home to an assortment of culinary options from kid friendly fare to locally owned diners and upscale restaurants offering the best in regional cuisine. If shopping is your thing, you will find a wide array of chic boutiques, funky upscale retail shops and your favorite department stores, which makes Chesapeake a shopper’s paradise.
The residential and industrial growth of Chesapeake has contributed to the city’s strong economic stability. The city offers a wide range of housing options for its residents. From 5 acre horse farms in deep Hickory to the upscale apartment complexes in the Town Center area of Greenbrier, the residential real estate market offers a great mix to suit the diverse needs of existing and future homeowners and renters. With excellent schools, recreational and cultural facilities, and strong leadership, the city is the perfect blend of rural and urban areas.
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