News & Media – Awards & Recognition

The Best Run Cities in America
#10 among The Hardest Working Cities in America, (2015)

Chesapeake ranked 6th for is high employment, low crime and poverty rate, and high credit rating 24/7 Wall Street 2012, 2013, 2014

America’s 50 Best Cities
Chesapeake ranked 21st for it’s broad acres of parks, highly ranked schools, and great air quality. Bloomberg Businessweek 2011 & 2012

Chesapeake is No. 9 on 100 Most iPad-Friendly Cities in the U.S
Men’s Health Magazine 2011

SBA 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards, Richmond District Office Press Release

Top 100 Best Cities to Live

#19 among Best Cities for Quality of Life, NerdWallet (2014)

#48 among America’s 50 Best Cities to Live, 24/7 Wall Street (2014)

Chesapeake ranked 85th for its diversity and highlighted as a business-friendly town with nearby weekend escapes to neighboring Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Money Magazine 2010

Top 100 Best Cities for Families
Parenting Magazine 2010 & 2011
Parenting Magazine Article

Smarter City
“For using technology to serve the city”
IBM December 2009

AAA Bond Rating
Fitch Rating Services

One of the safest cities in the U.S.
FBI National Uniform Crime Report 2008

Top 100 Communities for Young People
#87 among Millennial Magnets, USA Today (2014)

America’s Promise Alliance 2007