Residents of Chesapeake apartments have a large, diverse and exciting city in which to live, with plenty of cultural, recreation and leisure activities in which to participate. Currently, Chesapeake has over 220,000 residents, the third largest in Virginia, and covers a large area of land, over 350 miles. The city has boded well, however, in its rich history of Virginia's colonial roots, several name changes and periods of rapid growth. It has only been known as Chesapeake since 1963. There are many historically and geographically distinct areas here, which can pose a challenge to city leaders in managing people, industry and natural resources.
Speaking of nature, this city is vast in what it has for people who live in Chesapeake apartments to see and do. The Chesapeake Parks and Recreation Department coordinates many of the offerings, from classes and programs to events. This remarkable organization maintains the many parks, trails, community centers and facilities, coordinates city-wide events and offers outdoor activities and senior activities. The major parks here are the 90 acre Chesapeake City Park, Deep Creek Lock Park with foot trails, canoe put-in and picnic areas, the site of celebrations including 4th of July at Lakeside Park, and one of Chesapeake's greatest sources of pride, Northwest River Park.
One of Chesapeake's greatest resources is the Great Dismal Swamp, located in southern Chesapeake, one of the last large and wild areas remaining in the Eastern United States. It is anything but dismal. The swamp is a marshy area along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and has a wide range of plants and animals. The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is 8.3 miles of the most uniquely historical and ecologically significant habitats in the U.S. It's a beautiful exploration for those residents of Chesapeake apartments that enjoy bird watching, fishing and just observing the incredible wildlife here.
While some of us prefer to be outside enjoying nature, others prefer to enjoy the indoors, namely shopping. Chesapeake, being a large city, has many options for the "shopaholic." Chesapeake Square Mall and Greenbrier Mall provide access to you favorite department, apparel and accessory stores, while you can find both chic and funky retail stores at three shopping centers to furnish your Chesapeake apartment. The latest outdoor mall, Townplace at the Greenbrier features 170,000 square feet of restaurants, upscale retail shops and a generous space for open air entertainment.
So whether you're a shopper or an outdoor type, you have many choices in this lovely city. Basically, when you live in Chesapeake apartments you've got it all.more...