Community Guide

  • With 25,000 residents, the Indian River neighborhoods encompass five square miles in the northeast corner of Chesapeake, Virginia. Residents are attracted to its quiet streets lined with mature trees and its central location ....

History
  • Originally the Great Dismal Swamp extended as far north as the Indian River watershed along the south shore of the Elizabeth River’s Eastern Branch. In the 1500’s the Chesepian Indians lived along these shores ....
1887 Map
1887 Map
City of Chesapeake
Parks, Recreation, Libraries, and Event Centers
Environment and Conservation
  • Today the Indian River receives a failing grade for water quality due to excessive levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorous from fertilizers, excessive levels of Bacterial contamination, and poor water clarity due to the quantity of sediments washed into the river during storms ....
  • Elizabeth River Project River Star Homes program; Homeowner funding opportunities
  • NOAA Tide and Surge predictions at Sewells Point in Norfolk.   
Civic Leagues
  • Norfolk Highlands Civic League - 1st Thursdays quarterly, 7 pm, @ Laurel Avenue Church of Christ
  • Georgetown Civic League - 4th Mondays, alternate months, 6:30 pm, @ Indian River Library
  • Campostella Square Plymouth Park Civic League - 2nd Thursday of month, 6:30 pm, @ Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Community Center
  • Ipswich Townvillas Association
Friends of Indian River
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