Chesapeake, Virginia Information
Located less than an hour away from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake is the second-largest city by land area in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is also the third most populated city in the state, with an estimated population of 238,000. It is a very young city, becoming independent from Norfolk county in 1963, which itself dated back to 1691. Despite being in its youth, Chesapeake was voted 21st best city in America by Bloomberg Businessweek, in 2011.
Chesapeake, Virginia Details
The US Census Bureau reports the Median Household Income between 2012-2016 was $69,978 and that the poverty level is well below the national average. From the same Census report it is reported that the median home value in this Virginia community is $256,500 and that the average cost for the rent of a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom house is $1,400-$1,800 a month.Education
Besides reasonable housing and income, the education is great for students of all ages. With 48 public schools in the district it brings the class size to an average of 15 students per classroom, making it easier to learn without over-crowding issues. For an advanced education right out of high school, there are also institutes of higher learning located right in Chesapeake including the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Kee Business College and Tidewater Tech.
The large urban community has a variety of entertainment for all ages and families. In the heart of the city is the Arboretum. The arboretum is a 48-acre “Nature’s Classroom” dedicated to horticulture and environmental awareness. It is home to Virginia’s most impressive trail system that includes 8 bridges, a 3-acre lake and several picnic areas along the way.
For more outdoor fun there are several parks to choose from including the Fun Forest. Fun Forest is a 3-acre city park dedicated as the ultimate children’s playground. It was originally built in 1995 by over 1,800 volunteers and was the winner of the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society “Best New Facility in Virginia”, in 1996. There is something for everyone here, including an area for older children that encourages gross motor-skill development. Many of the attractions are also handicapped accessible to really make it a place for everyone.
The city also boasts its own Planetarium. In 1963, the school board funded the building of the Planetarium as result of the National Defense Education Act (NDEA). It was built as a teaching aid for the school system but has been made available for the general public as well. The public is invited every Thursday night to attend free educational programs, which change every month to give the individuals a general overview of astronomy.
Another fun place to go is to the Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex, home of the Whaler Nation Hockey. This 90,000 square foot facility homes two full sized ice surfaces. They offer nights of public ice skating as well as nights dedicated to hockey games for all ages. They also have programs to teach people basic ice skating, teach you how to play hockey and even classes to learn figure skating. Chilled Ponds also accepts reservations for private and public parties and events.
If you want to live near history, this city has plenty of it. They have the Great Bridge, which is the original site of the Battle of Great Bridge on December 9, 1775. This legendary battle helped solidify the Continental Army’s reclaim on the state and drive the British Government from the colony. The bridge as well as a park dedicated to the battle are on the, appropriately named, Historic Way. The parks has many monuments surrounded by nice scenery to make it the perfect place for events and learning about our nation’s history while you are there. The first Saturday and Sunday of every December they have a two-day reenactment of the Battle of Great Bridge for the public to watch and participate in.
In front of the City Hall on the municipal center grounds is the Chesapeake Veteran’s Memorial. The memorial is made of a marble structure and more than 1,800 individual memorial pavers. It has been placed here to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the citizens and loved ones from this city who are serving, or have served, in all branches of the military. The memorial groundbreaking was held in conjunction with the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30,2002. Every Memorial Day since then they have had a ceremony on that very site.
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