As the sounds of the bugle from Little Creek Navy Base drifts softly east over the open Chesapeake Bay, the community of Chic's Beach rises for the day. Traditionally known as Chesapeake Beach, an interesting history of the name can be explored here: From Lemonade to Legacy
The fantastic location, abundance of recreation, and diversity of community create an eclectic community unlike any others. So popular for it's friendliness and fun, the name was adopted down the entire bayfront area, picked up by businesses, and modified over time to Chick's Beach or the logo CHX. But the true eastern boundary of the neighborhood is Baylake Beach/Baylake Pines and the south boundary of Shore Drive.
There is something for everyone in Chic's Beach: kayaking, SUP on the calm bay waters, swimming, sand volleyball, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, biking to nearby Bayville Park for tennis or disc golf or to First Landing State Park, or finally a day of golf at the premier Bayville Golf Course. This friendly community organizes many social events with and through the Chesapeake Beach Civic League.
The top-rated school district consists of Hermitage Elementary, Great Neck Middle, and Frank W. Cox. The city of Virginia Beach provides some of the most accredited schools in the state of Virginia as well as several public school academies, special education services, and gifted and IB programs.
Chic's Beach is the home to several popular restaurants like Zia Marie's authentic Italian cuisine with it's romantic appeal and welcoming bar, HK on the Bay with live music, the Green Parrot for hearty meals, and Buoy 44 with it's unmatched views and friendly staff! Close to shopping, the interstate, renowned hospitals, the bases, and the airport, this community helps you enjoy the bayfront lifestyle but still being close to work. A wide variety of homes decorate the neighborhood from duplex condos, apartment condos, townhomes, twinhomes, grand bayfront homes, and quaint beach cottages.
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Chic's Beach, more formally Chesapeake Beach, is a neighborhood within the Virginia Beach Bayfront Communities and along the Chesapeake Bay. The history of this area ranges back to the 1600's with a surge of recreation and second home purchases in the mid 20th century. Known for it's diversity of homes as well as residents, a unifying element beyond the beach, is the social atmosphere. Parts of the neighborhood are connected by legalized golf carts plus a brewery, restaurants, and convenience stores are scattered through the community, making the walkability score off the charts! Many residenets and their guests enjoy walking the beach in the evenings to Buoy 44 and then enjoying a sunset at the end of the day. In another section of the neighborhood, access to Lake Joyce, Lake Bradford, and Chubb Lake provide more recreational opportunities. One of our favorite aspects of this area, are the beautiful live oak trees, also the official tree of Virginia Beach! From townhomes, to apartment style condos, to duplexes, to historic homes, to detached luxury homes, there is something for everyone. Contact Windy Crutchfield for reliable information about the history of the area and for professional real estate advice on buying or selling a home in Chic's Beach!
School districts for Chics Beach
Neighborhood Recreation and Restaurants:
Taste--Serving gourmet sides and deli sandwiches, wine, gifts.
Leaping Lizard Cafe-farm to table local fare in an eclectic style restaurant very popular and featured on Diner, Drive-ins, and Dives.
Buoy 44--The neighborhood's most recent addition with stunning views of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and CBBT.
HK on the Bay
Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek 1 miles
Chics Beach Shops 1/2 mile
Chic's Beach Beach 2 miles
Downtown Norfolk/MacArthur Mall 10 milies
Joint Expeditionary Base, Fort Story Annex 6 miles
Norfolk Naval Base 12 miles
Norfolk-Portsmouth Tunnel 11 miles
Norfolk Airport 5 miles
Oceana Naval Air Station 12 miles
Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Annex 22 miles
Virginia Beach Oceanfront 10 miles
If you are interested in living in this diverse and vibrant community, contact me and I will get you started!