The 10 Best Chesapeake, VA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Chesapeake.
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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 2019:

  1. Great Bridge East (Homes)
  2. Pleasant Grove East (Homes)
  3. Deep Creek South (Homes)
  4. Butts Station (Homes)
  5. Pleasant Grove West (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Chesapeake for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Great Bridge East looks to be the best Chesapeake neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Chesapeake hoods in 2019

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 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 East.

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

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9
/10

Population: 17,164
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $319,700 (3rd best)
Median Income: $96,305 (3rd best)
More on Great Bridge East: Homes For Sale | Data

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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9
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Population: 6,558
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $339,600 (2nd best)
Median Income: $83,978 (6th best)
More on Pleasant Grove East: Homes For Sale | Data

Deep Creek South Chesapeake, VA

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9
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Population: 10,890
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $299,425 (6th best)
Median Income: $103,822 (1st best)
More on Deep Creek South: Homes For Sale | Data

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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9
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Population: 6,548
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $315,900 (4th best)
Median Income: $103,654 (2nd best)
More on Butts Station: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 9,975
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $381,100 (1st best)
Median Income: $95,727 (4th best)
More on Pleasant Grove West: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Chesapeake

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Chesapeake aren’t all good. South Norfolk takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Chesapeake.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Chesapeake For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Great Bridge East 17,164 $319,700 $96,305
2 Pleasant Grove East 6,558 $339,600 $83,978
3 Deep Creek South 10,890 $299,425 $103,822
4 Butts Station 6,548 $315,900 $103,654
5 Pleasant Grove West 9,975 $381,100 $95,727
6 Great Bridge 24,376 $303,993 $88,234
7 Greenbrier East 24,977 $276,462 $77,904
8 Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp 6,061 $250,267 $71,133
9 Western Branch South 13,869 $249,978 $69,966
10 Western Branch North 18,883 $233,742 $71,545
11 Greenbrier West 19,161 $271,658 $66,598
12 Indian River 26,420 $191,737 $54,210
13 Deep Creek North 19,130 $186,792 $62,935
14 South Norfolk 22,921 $158,378 $48,169

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