The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Chesapeake For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh 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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Virginia and Chesapeake is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Chesapeake for 2021.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Chesapeake for 2021? 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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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Chesapeake

Population: 17,164
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $319,700 (Third best)
Median Income: $96,305 (Third best)
More on Great Bridge East: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,558
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $339,600 (Second best)
Median Income: $83,978 (Sixth best)
More on Pleasant Grove East: Homes For Sale | Data

Deep Creek South Chesapeake, VA

Population: 10,890
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $299,425 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $103,822 (best)
More on Deep Creek South: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,548
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $315,900 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $103,654 (Second best)
More on Butts Station: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 9,975
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $381,100 (best)
Median Income: $95,727 (Fourth best)
More on Pleasant Grove West: Homes For Sale | Data

Great Bridge Chesapeake, VA

Population: 24,376
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $303,993 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $88,234 (Fifth best)
More on Great Bridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 24,977
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $276,462 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $77,904 (Seventh best)
More on Greenbrier East: Homes For Sale | Data

Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp Chesapeake, VA

Population: 6,061
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $250,267 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $71,133 (Ninth best)
More on Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 13,869
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $249,978 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $69,966 (Tenth best)
More on Western Branch South: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 18,883
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $233,742 (11th best)
Median Income: $71,545 (Eighth best)
More on Western Branch North: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Chesapeake, VA Neighborhoods In 2021

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.

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 2021

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 Indian River 26,420 $191,737 $54,210
12 Greenbrier West 19,161 $271,658 $66,598
13 Deep Creek North 19,130 $186,792 $62,935
14 South Norfolk 22,921 $158,378 $48,169

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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