Hickory is a growing community located in the southern section of Chesapeake, Virginia. Known for a more rural feel and great schools, Hickory, like most of Chesapeake, has enjoyed some growth in recent years. That growth has brought amenities closer and more options for housing without losing the “country” feel of the area.
Growth in Hickory has brought some big name retailers closer to the people who live there, a welcome change from the longer drive to neighboring areas for shopping and dining. Home building and development have also provided more options for those who want to relocate to the area, and a wide range of price points and styles of homes ensure that there is a perfect place for you in the community. From starter homes to custom-built dream homes, Hickory has it all.
The rural feel of Hickory has long been a positive aspect, attracting people who enjoyed the small-town feel of the area and were willing to commute to work and amenities in exchange. An abundance of farm style properties are also a big draw- especially equine friendly properties that afford people the ability to own land, homes, and barns for their beloved horses just a short drive from anywhere in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina.
The schools in Hickory fall under the jurisdiction of Chesapeake Public Schools and are consistently some of the top-ranking in the area. There are also parochial school options available from Pre-K through high school. Chesapeake is a family-friendly and focused city, with programs, parks, nature areas, and great schools that help parents provide a phenomenal place for their children to learn and grow.
Entertainment and recreation in Hickory and Chesapeake cover all the areas you can imagine. From fine to family dining, there is an abundance of restaurants and eateries throughout the city as well as places to enjoy drinks and live music. For the outdoors lovers, Chesapeake offers access to beautiful and historic portions of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Great Dismal Swamp Canal, which it should be noted is anything but dismal!
The location of Hickory makes it easy to take advantage of some of the most popular attractions in the mid-Atlantic. Chesapeake is a neighboring city to Virginia Beach, a hugely popular beach town that appeals to tourists of all ages. Neighboring North Carolina, Hickory is less than 100 miles from the world renowned Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the trip is a fun weekend getaway for many.
The beauty and friendliness of Hickory are hard to match in Hampton Roads. Interested in making a home in this community in Chesapeake? Take a look here or give me a call- let’s find your new home in Hickory!