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What's up with the street names in Wesleyan Chase?
Once you enter the neighborhood you'll notice the names right away. The main entrances are Quarterpath Gate, Shire Reach and Hillock Crossing.
Most streets in a neighborhood have in the name "road" or "street" or "avenue." In Wesleyan Chase, there is nothing like that. You'll find "Brief, "Wynd" and "Close" Unusual, right?
This neighborhood was part of Old Sajo Farm back in the 1980s. The engineer, Joe Wharton, named the streets. The developer of Wesleyan Chase is R.G. Moore.
Joe Wharton wanted something different in the street names that would create a theme for the community, something that gave one the idea of it being rural and comforting in its street name descriptions. That's why you'll see names like Freehold and Quarterpath and Hillock, as he felt those names had a theme related to a place related to horses, something that made people think of a country-like setting.
Mr Wharton said, "some of these terms, believe it or not, I took right out of a thesaurus." The unique-like names draw interest. The names are definitely not boring!
Why Neighbors Love Wesleyan Chase
It's dog friendly
Parking is easy
Yards are well-kept
Kids play outside
There are sidewalks
Streets are well-lit
It's walkable to takeout restaurants
Neighbors are friendly
There are community events
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Communities in Virginia Beach offer relaxing coastal surroundings where you can exercise, play basketball, tee off with a game golf, and enjoy nature. without having to travel to the beach.
There are beaches in Virginia Beach from Chesapeake Beach, also known as Chic's Beach, at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel through Lynnhaven Inlet by the Lesner Bridge to Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Enjoy a day at the beach, have a great time socializing and sample the local dining fare at one its many restaurants while enjoying the view.
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The average commuter time averages between 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic, Most people drive or carpool to work. Interstates 1-64 and 1-264 provide easy access to businesses, hospitals, military bases and universities. Nearby cities of Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake are all less than 30 miles away. The “Tide" light rail system in Norfolk gives you quick access to Downtown Norfolk.
The average commuter time averages between 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic. Most people drive or carpool to work. There is nearby access to Interstates 64 and 264, giving you easy access to businesses, hospitals, military bases and universities. You’re less than 12 miles to Virginia Beach, and nearby cities of Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake are all less than 30 miles away. The “Tide" light rail system near the intersection of Interstates 264 and 64 in Norfolk gives you quick access to Downtown Norfolk.
For an awesome shopping experience be sure to visit nearby Norfolk Premium Outlets, Pembroke Mall or Virginia Beach Town Center. Be sure to visit Bayville Farms Park which has a disc golf course, dog park, basketball and tennis courts. Haygood Roller Skating Center, in addition to a skating rink, has an arcade, indoor playground, 2 bowling lanes and a pizza parlor. Experience Virginia’s history by visiting Ferry Plantation House and The Thoroughgood House.
Nearby military bases include NAS Oceana Dam Neck, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
VIRGINIA BEACH SCHOOLS
The Virginia Beach School Locator can help you find your assigned elementary, middle, or high school if you’re new to the area or if you’ve moved from one neighborhood to another. Be sure to check with the Virginia Beach School system to verify the address is in the school zone where you're interested in living. Another resource many parents use is GreatSchools.org. As of this writing, the neighborhood schools are Bayside Elementary, Middle and High schools.
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