These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Chesapeake, VA For 2018


Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Chesapeake are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Chesapeake, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Chesapeake neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Chesapeake are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Chesapeake for 2018:

  1. Great Bridge (Homes)
  2. Butts Station (Homes)
  3. Pleasant Grove West (Homes)
  4. Pleasant Grove East (Homes)
  5. Great Bridge East (Homes)
  6. Greenbrier West (Homes)
  7. Deep Creek South (Homes)
  8. Greenbrier East (Homes)
  9. Western Branch South (Homes)
  10. Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Chesapeake that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Chesapeake.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Chesapeake for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Chesapeake, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 14 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Chesapeake.” We’re lookin’ at you, Great Bridge.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Chesapeake has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. Great Bridge

Great Bridge Chesapeake, VA

Population: 23,901
Median Income: $88,201
Median Home Value: $303,357

Great Bridge is a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its name is derived from the American Revolutionary War Battle of Great Bridge, which took place on December 9, 1775 and resulted in the final removal of British government from the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. Near the end of the war, the Hudgins family moved to Great Bridge and established the first permanent settlement in the area. Descendants of the family can still be found living in the Forest Lakes section of Chesapeake.
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2. Butts Station

Population: 6,392
Median Income: $94,142
Median Home Value: $339,650

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3. Pleasant Grove West

Population: 9,982
Median Income: $95,142
Median Home Value: $365,200

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4. Pleasant Grove East

Population: 5,923
Median Income: $78,924
Median Home Value: $363,550

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5. Great Bridge East

Population: 16,543
Median Income: $101,872
Median Home Value: $322,650

Great Bridge is a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its name is derived from the American Revolutionary War Battle of Great Bridge, which took place on December 9, 1775 and resulted in the final removal of British government from the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. Near the end of the war, the Hudgins family moved to Great Bridge and established the first permanent settlement in the area. Descendants of the family can still be found living in the Forest Lakes section of Chesapeake.
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6. Greenbrier West

Population: 18,923
Median Income: $67,577
Median Home Value: $276,442

Greenbrier is a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake, Virginia, United States. Greenbrier Parkway, a major road in Greenbrier, is the commercial hub of Chesapeake. Shopping centers line this major road, including Greenbrier Mall. Another major road, Volvo Parkway, cuts across Greenbrier Parkway. This road leads to the more residential section of Greenbrier as well as another shopping center in the opposite direction.
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7. Deep Creek South

Deep Creek South Chesapeake, VA

Population: 9,171
Median Income: $89,606
Median Home Value: $292,175

Deep Creek is a former unincorporated town of the former Norfolk County which since 1963 has been located in the independent city of Chesapeake in the South Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia. Deep Creek is located on the original route of U.S. Highway 17, on a section now designated as U.S. Route 17 Business, and has been largely bypassed by modern highway improvements.
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8. Greenbrier East

Population: 23,782
Median Income: $74,815
Median Home Value: $275,538

Greenbrier is a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake, Virginia, United States. Greenbrier Parkway, a major road in Greenbrier, is the commercial hub of Chesapeake. Shopping centers line this major road, including Greenbrier Mall. Another major road, Volvo Parkway, cuts across Greenbrier Parkway. This road leads to the more residential section of Greenbrier as well as another shopping center in the opposite direction.
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9. Western Branch South

Population: 13,738
Median Income: $72,342
Median Home Value: $257,011

Western Branch is a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake, Virginia in the United States. It is located in the South Hampton Roads region and consists of generally low-lying sandy terrain of the coastal plain. Its namesake, the western branch of the Elizabeth River, defines the area’s eastern boundary. Western Branch is the northernmost borough of Chesapeake.
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10. Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp

Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp Chesapeake, VA

Population: 5,318
Median Income: $72,054
Median Home Value: $234,033

Deep Creek is a former unincorporated town of the former Norfolk County which since 1963 has been located in the independent city of Chesapeake in the South Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia. Deep Creek is located on the original route of U.S. Highway 17, on a section now designated as U.S. Route 17 Business, and has been largely bypassed by modern highway improvements.
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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Chesapeake

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Chesapeake where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Chesapeake:

  1. South Norfolk
  2. Deep Creek North
  3. Indian River

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Chesapeake

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Great Bridge 23,901 $303,357 2,422 3.3%
2 Butts Station 6,392 $339,650 1,983 2.9%
3 Pleasant Grove West 9,982 $365,200 1,966 3.8%
4 Pleasant Grove East 5,923 $363,550 2,557 0.7%
5 Great Bridge East 16,543 $322,650 2,065 4.1%
6 Greenbrier West 18,923 $276,442 2,651 4.6%
7 Deep Creek South 9,171 $292,175 2,645 4.6%
8 Greenbrier East 23,782 $275,538 2,506 3.5%
9 Western Branch South 13,738 $257,011 2,904 5.7%
10 Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp 5,318 $234,033 3,072 5.8%
11 Western Branch North 19,750 $235,358 3,015 6.4%
12 Indian River 26,185 $183,711 3,565 6.0%
13 Deep Creek North 19,428 $193,033 3,468 6.2%
14 South Norfolk 22,912 $152,750 4,004 6.9%

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