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Old 05-03-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Totally depends on where in VA Beach you are talking about. I live in Great Bridge and work in Va Beach. Takes me about 15 min each way.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:47 AM
 
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Depends. Chesapeake is a big city. To get from the westernmost edge of Western Branch, nearly Suffolk, to the easternmost point of Chesapeake, nearly Virginia Beach, can take you 30 minutes in itself. So that gives you an idea of how far the commute is. It all depends on how close you live to the place that you're going.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Default Waterfront homes in Chesapeake

Does anybody know how long it takes to get from the waterway in the backyards of Mills Creek to open water? By open water, I mean areas that you can water ski or jet ski. The waterfront homes in Chesapeake are rather marshy...and are sort of on what appears to be a channel. We are looking to find a waterfront home in either Chesapeake or Virginia Beach (but the water must offer full water sports - not like the small lakes that only allow low hp boating/fishing). I've seen a few in Chesapeake, but although I see lots of boats docked in peoples' backyards, I want to know if it will take 5 minutes to get to an area to waterski - or 30 minutes? That will help decide if it's something we're interested in. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Hi lizzy, hmmm, I can try to help you.
have you been looking at properties for very long? are you working with a real estate agent (as they should be able to tell you what kind of water the house is located on).

In chesapeake and va. beach, a lot of water is Tidal. It may have deep water access (although you must time it to the tides!!) and if it has deep water access, it will cost more. I believe the area you are refering to is tidal that connects up to the Elizabeth River (where you can water ski, etc). But I won't guarantee anything without knowing the exact home and location.

what price range of home are looking for? and size? there are some good opportunities out there these days with water frontage and access.

Shelly
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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Great Bridge/Hickory area is nice, and accessible, as mentioned, to both the interstate and back roads for commuting. I prefer the back roads because it is, on average, quicker (and more pleaseant - country roads with nice views). The interstate is a faster, non-direct drive, but should only be used during non-rush hour times. The "back way" only takes 30-40 minutes in the morning. The afternoon commute typically takes a little longer, but it's like that most everywhere.

Good luck.
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