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    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Chesapeake

Chesapeake is an independent city in the state of Virginia, in the United States of America. It was formed in 1963 by the merger of the independent city of South Norfolk with Norfolk County – although the area is still sometimes known as South Norfolk. It is frequently ranked as one of the most pleasant places in the United States to live, and the FBI ranks it very highly for safety and low crime rates. It is home to the Dismal Swamp Canal, where famous poet Edgar Allan Poe reportedly penned his famous work ‘The Raven’. Popular attractions for expats living in Chesapeake to visit include the Chesapeake Arboretum, a 48-acre site with some of the finest nature trails in the state, and the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, a designated site on the National Register of Historic Places – built to allow shipping between Chesapeake Bay and the Albemarle Sound.

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Moving to Chesapeake

In 2010, there were more than 222,000 people living in Chesapeake – making it the third most populated city in the state of Virginia. It is also the second-largest city by land area, and population density is rated as low. The city has a diverse population, and is a reasonably popular location for expatriates from around the world. Census data suggests that in 2010 9,065 residents were expats, most commonly from Asia, Latin America, and then Europe. Expatriates moving to Chesapeake can enjoy a mild climate throughout the year, with average temperatures ranging from 40.8 degrees Fahrenheit in January, to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in July. However, relocating to a foreign city can be a bit daunting. In order to help you, InterNations offers various services, including the Expat Magazine. Its articles will help you adapt to life in a different country, from what to expect from a new climate, to important issues such as tax and insurance. As part of the InterNations community, you can furthermore use our message boards and forums to meet and discuss the ins and outs of moving to cities in the United States.

Working in Chesapeake

Agritourism is a growing industry in Chesapeake – as people grow more and more interested in the source of their food, and the way it is produced. Adults and children are increasingly being drawn to a new range of venues, which offer visitors the chance to learn more about food and farming. Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau aims to promote the city as a prime destination for meetings and conventions, to drive economic development, and foster local businesses. Its location on the Virginia highway network gives the city easy access to several other cities in the area including Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, both of which are less than an hour away. Construction and public administration are also some of the biggest industries in the area, with growing numbers working in technical and scientific industries since the early 2000s.

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May 31, 2024, 12:15 AM
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Going to see what kind of folks are into hiking. This will be an easy hike that will have a bail out at 3.5 miles while others can continue to finish up around 7 miles . Will be a friendly pace as t
May 31, 2024, 1:30 AM
115 attendees
What better way to enjoy summer than at the beach?! Join us for a fun evening together at Shore Club! Shore Club is located at North Ave Beach, just a short walk north of Castaways. This beautiful v
Jun 1, 2024, 12:00 AM
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HI, Friends, Please note: Due to the lack of participation, I am changing the date to 5/31. It has been a while we did a nature event. Let us hike the world's first floating park in the city of Chi
Jun 1, 2024, 2:00 AM
2 attendees
Let's take advantage at this great opportunity to enjoy an evening at the Natural History Museum. The entire Museum is ours to explore! Take a selfie with a megalodon shark, see a busy beehive, check

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  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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