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Chesapeake Virginia

Updated on September 28, 2013

One of the Seven Cities - Chesapeake Virginia

Chesapeake is a vibrant city in Virginia's Hampton Roads region. The community is a mix of urban areas, forests and wetlands, including a substantial portion of the Great Dismal Swamp. Chesapeake is the third largest city in Virginia in terms of population.

City of Chesapeake one of the best places to live in America.

MONEY Magazine has again ranked the City of Chesapeake one of the best places to live in America. Based on their 2008 analysis of more than 716 cities from across the country, MONEY ranked Chesapeake 85 out of the top 100. Chesapeake is the only city in Hampton Roads, and one of six in Virginia, to be recognized. The city was also recognized by MONEY Magazine in 2006.

"For Chesapeake to receive recognition from MONEY as one of America's Best Cities is a true honor," said Mayor Alan P. Krasnoff, "but not a surprise. Residents know that Chesapeake is a great place to live and work, and receiving what I call their ‘good living seal of approval’ will only make it easier to continue attracting new businesses and creating more opportunities for everyone."

source: City of Chesapeake press release

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Chesapeake is located in Hampton Roads Virginia

The name "Hampton Roads" refers to both a body of water and the region of land bordered by the Elizabeth and James Rivers, the Western edge of the Chesapeake Bay and the Virginia Beach waterfront.

The waterways of Hampton Roads create one of the world's biggest natural

harbors. The area is occupied by the United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force,

NASA, Marines, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, waterfront property and beaches.

Chesapeake lies in the Southern part of Hampton Roads with Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

Chesapeake Wine Festival

The Chesapeake Wine Festival attracts a large audience from Chesapeake and beyond. The event showcases wines from around the world. during the event, spirits produced by Virginia Wineries are available for tasting as well as foods from area restaurants. For those looking to educate themselves on how to identify the finer qualities of wines or to increase their breadth of knowledge of wines, several wine seminars are offered during the festival.

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