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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Chesapeake

I love that they keep the grounds and breezeways clean. It's in walking distance of grocery stores and restaurants. It has areas to grill and sit if you are an outdoors person.

My neighborhood is unique cause multiple generations live there. It also is a waterfront community. At times it floods but we learn to manage and live on.

I love that my neighborhood has sidewalks for walking and biking. There homes are beautiful and well maintained. My neighbors are friendly. It's very kid and pet friendly and there are several local stores and restaurants that are less than 2 miles away.

Every house is different and unique. Good local restaurants and grocery stores. Love going to the park which has facilities for all ages and even pets.

I like that I can walk to most places and that there are accessible sidewalks also that they are constantly working to improve the area

There are lots of stores nearby and we're close to a major city. There's a lot of cultural events and we're close to the beach.

Who Lives Here

Chesapeake Demographics

Education

High School

32%

Associate's

36%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

27%

4 people

20%

5 people

9%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

21%

150-200k

9%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

34%

45-65

26%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Chesapeake?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24-$1297$1636$2007
Apr '24-$1302$1462$2007
Mar '24-$1280$1549$2234
Feb '24-$1296$1687$2067
Jan '24-$1311$1670$2195
Dec '23-$1310$1642$2132
Nov '23-$1310$1615$2047
Oct '23-$1281$1562$2053
Sep '23-$1252$1495$2075
Aug '23-$1262$1500$1800
Jul '23-$1275$1462$1950
Jun '23-$1291$1502$1950
May '23-$1270$1545$1921

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Chesapeake

Chesapeake Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

18%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

23%

40-60 Mins

14%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 51 of 73 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 40 of 73 renters

Percentage: 4040

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 46 of 73 renters

Percentage: 2020

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 40 of 73 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 60 of 73 renters

Top Scores: Retail, Pet, Restaurant

Things To Do In Chesapeake

Top Score

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Chesapeake.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 31% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Chesapeake is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 30% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 18% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chesapeake is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 18% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Chesapeake.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 6% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Chesapeake gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 23% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 61% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Chesapeake.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 25% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 81% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 64% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Chesapeake doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 37% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Chesapeake.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 47% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Chesapeake Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 67 of 73 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 66 of 73 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 65 of 73 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 62 of 73 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 59 of 73 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 55 of 73 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 54 of 73 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 53 of 73 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 52 of 73 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 49 of 73 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 48 of 73 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 46 of 73 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 46 of 73 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 41 of 73 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 40 of 73 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 37 of 73 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 47 of 73 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 57 of 73 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 57 of 73 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 58 of 73 renters

Chesapeake Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Chesapeake

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Chesapeake, VA

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN CHESAPEAKE, VA

Chesapeake is located a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Coastal Virginia. With a population of 244,000, Chesapeake is the second-most populous city in the state. Just big enough to include the amenities one expects of a city, like great restaurants, museums and festivals, Chesapeake still feels like a community. Nestled between Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, residents are never at a loss for things to do in and out of the city. Locals love Chesapeake’s proximity to waterways, historical sites and numerous opportunities to get outside.

If you would like to take advantage of a young and thriving city while being steps away from biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing and more, these apartments for rent in Chesapeake are for you.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN CHESAPEAKE

Apartments in Chesapeake are never far from restaurants, shopping and the great outdoors. Whether looking for low-key city living or a more rural experience, the history and natural beauty of Chesapeake are sure to charm anyone. Here is a breakdown of a few of the most popular places to live in Chesapeake.

  • Deep Creek: Deep Creek is for anyone looking for a suburban community with touches of rural life. Like much of Chesapeake, Deep Creek is full of history, having served as a major stagecoach stop, shipping point and part of the Underground Railroad.
  • Edinburgh: This neighborhood is a rural community with convenient access to shopping centers, restaurants and a quick connection to downtown Chesapeake.
  • Great Bridge: Great Bridge is steeped in history — taking its name from the Revolutionary War battle of the same name. Today it is a relaxing residential neighborhood encompassing some of Chesapeake’s best parks.
  • Greenbrier: Greenbrier is the height of convenience and leisure in Chesapeake. Located amongst restaurants, shopping centers and both the Greenbrier Country Club and Chesapeake City Park, this neighborhood was made for relaxing. It’s also located conveniently close to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
  • Hoover Avenue: Located in a quiet, central neighborhood near a number of parks, Hoover Avenue is just a short walk to the Elizabeth River with easy access to the main highways and freeways running through Chesapeake.
  • Indian River: Named after the river that runs through it, Indian River neighborhood also contains a 90-acre forest park. If you are looking for the convenience of residential life, but want access to the outdoors right out your backdoor, this neighborhood is for you.
  • Mill Creek: Mill Creek is a residential neighborhood on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp. Don’t let the name fool you though, this State Park and National Wildlife Refuge (where Edgar Allen Poe supposedly wrote his famous poem, “The Raven”) is a beautiful and unique wilderness area full of opportunities for kayaking, mountain biking and hiking.
  • River Walk: Situated between the Elizabeth River and the sprawling Oak Grove Lake Park, River Walk is a conveniently located neighborhood near main highways and the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
  • Washington: The Washington neighborhood encompasses a large portion of Chesapeake and located near many popular attractions!
  • Western Branch: This neighborhood is on the western edge of Chesapeake, with most of the residential properties near access to the Elizabeth River. This family-friendly community is served by quality public schools — Western Branch High School scores above average in student college readiness.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN CHESAPEAKE

Chesapeake is full of history, culture and natural beauty. Here are just a few of the city's best things to do and places to explore.

  • Looking to do some shopping? Chesapeake Square is a 717,282 square foot mall in the Hampton Roads metro area.
  • Chesapeake, VA Wine Festival - This annual festival has been a mainstay of life in Chesapeake for over a decade. Local and global wineries bring their offerings for attendees to try with eateries supplying plenty of food pairings.
  • Often referred to as “Nature’s Classroom,” Chesapeake Arboretum is a 48-acre mature hardwood forest with a great trail system!
  • Children’s Museum of Virginia - With a planetarium, antique toys and trains and two floors of kid-friendly exhibits, the largest children’s museum in the state gets kids curious and creative.
  • Great Bridge Battlefield - For those interested in American history, this pivotal Revolutionary War battlefield saw the end of British rule in what was once the colony of Virginia. This is just one of many historical sites in the area.
  • Virginia Arts Festival - Bringing in world-class musicians, performers and visual artists, the Virginia Arts Festival creates a thriving arts culture in Chesapeake year-round with outreach to schools and an emphasis on community involvement and arts education.
  • Waterways - Over 22 miles of waterways in the area offer endless opportunities for boating, kayaking and fishing. These waterways are home to a wide variety of wildlife, making Chesapeake a nature lover’s dream.
  • Chesapeake is an incredible place for urban hikers. Make sure to check out Sloop Trail, Schooner Trail and Tapestry Park Loop.

GETAWAYS FROM CHESAPEAKE

While there’s plenty to do in Chesapeake itself, the opportunities for getting out of town are endless. Whether visiting one of the historical sites, escaping to the coast or making a trip to the nation’s capital, Chesapeake’s location makes it easy to getaway. Nature, history and adventure await!

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN CHESAPEAKE, VA

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Chesapeake that match your needs.