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Old 03-14-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Clearwater FL
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What say the crowd with regard to the schools (I read one comments about some being a bit rough). I have a 6-yr old son. Just put in a job app. in Chesapeake. How about the commute from Norfolk to Chesapeake near the Municipal Center (via 464 to 168?). I've been spoiled the last 14 or so years with a commute of less than 5 miles (about 10 - 15 minutes all local roads).

Any particular neighborhoods to consider - rental or home purchase?

I don't know the area at all.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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The schools are much much better in Chesapeake than in Norfolk.... 464 is a pretty easy commute for the area. In rush hour depending on where in Chesapeake you are going to live plan on 30 minutes. It could be less it could be more but that is about average unless you are way out in Chesapeake near North Carolina.

In Chesapeake, the schools zones that are considered the best are Great Bridge, Grassfield, and Hickory. Tons of neighborhoods in all price ranges in those areas.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Ill give you one big fat one, Norfolk is far more centrally located. On the southside, a good portion of civilian jobs tend to be concentrated around Downtown Norfolk, Towncenter, VB and Lynnhaven VB, and Greenbrier, Chesapeake.

If you lived deep in to Chesapeake, and had a job in Lynnhaven, thats going to be a 25-30 minute one way commute on a good day, thats assuming you get by the mess that is getting on to 264 from 64 right around Newtown. I currently commute the other way, and I take about an hour getting home over 10% of the time.

If you lived in Norfolk, you are right by downtown, and about 15 mins away from all the other areas at most.

As for Sigerson, Norfolk is not as safe as any other city. A few neighborhoods in Norfolk are fine, and the areas they gentrified in the downtown area have priced out the rabble, but outside of South Norfolk and the Portlock area, youd be hardpressed to find an area in Chesapeake on par with Park Place in Norfolk.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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The schools are much much better in Chesapeake than in Norfolk.... 464 is a pretty easy commute for the area. In rush hour depending on where in Chesapeake you are going to live plan on 30 minutes. It could be less it could be more but that is about average unless you are way out in Chesapeake near North Carolina.

In Chesapeake, the schools zones that are considered the best are Great Bridge, Grassfield, and Hickory. Tons of neighborhoods in all price ranges in those areas.

I commute from Va Beach near the beach to Greenbrier, and I average about 35 minutes, but have at least a day a week it takes me around an hour.

It you are trying to get on 264 going East, you can plan on frequent backing up.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Hello, I'm also looking to relocate to the Chesapeake area from AZ this summer and at the risk of sounding really crazy, I'm posing a question, what is the Ghost situation over there....I know crazy question right....well I spent one summer in Yorktown VA and fell absolutly in love with it however I had my first ever ghost experience there and it wasn't very unpleasant. It was a physical experience and this ghost actually grabbed my foot and scared the S...out of me so I have a bit of reverence going back to that area of the country ha........HELP
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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No personal experience with ghosts here, but this may give you some info about ghosts in Norfolk:

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Old 02-22-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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I live in Chesapeake. There is nothing here except trailer parks, poverty, and crime. Norfolk has it's share of crime, but at least there is "some" urban areas. If you are moving here from New England, you will hate it here.

A fun fact, Chesapeake was rated 1 of 10 of the most boring places in the USA to live.

Sigh... just noticed the OP date. someone brought back a zombie thread.
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"I live in Chesapeake. There is nothing here except trailer parks, poverty, and crime"...from my limited knowledge of Chesapeake, I'd say you are just living in the wrong area. There is plenty of wealth, upscale neighborhoods in Chesapeake.

Chesapeake data to include demographics

Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,252 (it was $50,743 in 2000)
Chesapeake: $67,252
VA: $62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,246 (it was $20,949 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $253,900 (it was $119,700 in 2000)
Chesapeake: $253,900
VA: $239,300

Crime is less than the US average

Poverty is less than VA average

Regards
Gemstone1
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:51 AM
 
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I live in Chesapeake. There is nothing here except trailer parks, poverty, and crime. Norfolk has it's share of crime, but at least there is "some" urban areas. If you are moving here from New England, you will hate it here.

A fun fact, Chesapeake was rated 1 of 10 of the most boring places in the USA to live.

Sigh... just noticed the OP date. someone brought back a zombie thread.
Incredible, I never cease to be amazed at these provocative, intelligent, well thought out posts.......unbelievable.....

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Old 02-23-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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"I live in Chesapeake. There is nothing here except trailer parks, poverty, and crime"...from my limited knowledge of Chesapeake, I'd say you are just living in the wrong area. There is plenty of wealth, upscale neighborhoods in Chesapeake.

Chesapeake data to include demographics

Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,252 (it was $50,743 in 2000)
Chesapeake: $67,252
VA: $62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,246 (it was $20,949 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $253,900 (it was $119,700 in 2000)
Chesapeake: $253,900
VA: $239,300

Crime is less than the US average

Poverty is less than VA average

Regards
Gemstone1
That's not upscale or affluent. That's very cheap...... I do agree with you overall though. Chesapeake isn't dangerous and it's not poverty stricken. Although that's a low median house-hold income and per capital income. I wouldn't say Chesapeake is upscale while using these numbers. It's laughable.
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