If you are looking to purchase a home in the Old Dominion State, then Chesapeake, Virginia, is one of the most desirable cities from which to choose. Though officially founded in 1963, the entire area of Chesapeake is imbued with a deep colonial history that dates as far back as the mid to late 1600s. This makes Chesapeake one of the most historical places in America, as well as having some of the grandest historical properties on the real estate market. With a population under 250,000 residents, you can enjoy that small city feeling, while enjoying the many great perks that come with living in an area that is known for accommodating the largest naval base in the world.
Chesapeake is a member of South Hampton Roads, which makes up the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC metro area. Among other reasons, Chesapeake, Virginia, is such an attractive place to buy a home because it is home to some of Virginia's most famous natural elements. Probably the most notable natural attractions in Chesapeake are the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Lake Drummond. Chesapeake is also well known for its wide variety of outdoor activities that range from golf, camping, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, biking, kayaking, among many other activities for those who seek adventure. Chesapeake is also home to some of the best schools in the state. Adding to Chesapeake's fun and charm, you can also find amenities you would expect to find in bigger cities, such as MacArthur Center, one of the largest and most complete shopping malls in the area. And while all of this in and of itself is great, residents also enjoy being only a 30-minute drive from Virginia Beach, a straight shot down I-264 E.
As is expected from such a historical city, you will find Chesapeake real estate that is well over a hundred years old, though these sorts of properties are rarely for sale and usually sell pretty quickly, Nevertheless, you can find a large variety of three-bedroom, two bath ranch style homes, four-bedroom, three bath single family homes sitting on anywhere from a half acre to one or more acres, depending on the location. Additionally, for those looking for newly built housing communities, you will find that Chesapeake is booming with new construction. Chesapeake, Virginia, is a fast growing city full of potential, all of this make it a great choice if you are looking for relatively affordable real estate surrounded by nature and big city flair, only a hop and a skip from the beach. If you are in the market for a new or resale home in Chesapeake, please feel free to contact us today for assistance or more information.