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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Chester

Hi there are you still waiting to hear about. I think it's just a good. I don't think I can get the one.

It's pretty quiet for the most part. It's within a mile of the closest gas station. It's not far from Kroger or Dollar General. It's right off the highway.

Nothing unique. I like to go out to eat. I have some good neighbors. There is a hospital nearby. Several stores and restaurants

Grew up in my neighborhood so it's always a good community obviously Overall it's a good quite neighborhood close to gas station and bus to get to stores

Nothing unique. I like to go out to eat. Favorite restaurant is Texas roadhouse. Favorite place to get a haircut is great clips

peaceful quiet fun neighbors not much traffic schools are close no crime people look after each other nice community

Who Lives Here

Chester Demographics

Education

High School

64%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

9%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

38%

3 people

26%

4 people

20%

5 people

8%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

68%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

14%

20-45

37%

45-65

22%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Chester?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$1247$1077$1150-
Jun '24$1166$1047$1145-
May '24$1166$1052$1145-
Apr '24$1166$1035$1195-
Mar '24$1166$1062$1235-
Feb '24$1166$1062$1230-
Jan '24$1166$1047$1225-
Dec '23$1166$981$1220-
Nov '23$950$1007$1182-
Oct '23$950$970$1100-
Sep '23$950$1020$1150-
Aug '23$1056$1032$1145-
Jul '23$1056$995$1145-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Chester

Chester Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

32%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5959

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 11 of 14 renters

Percentage: 5353

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Pet, Art

Things To Do In Chester

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chester is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 43% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Chester is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chester draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Chester are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 69% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Chester gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 38% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chester serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 73% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 29% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Chester.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 67% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Chester.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 28% fewer shops than average
  3. 36% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 100% fewer gyms than average
  3. 100% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Chester Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 14 of 14 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 12 of 14 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 14 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 8 of 14 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 8 of 14 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 8 of 14 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 13 of 14 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 14 of 14 renters

Chester Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Chester

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Chester, PA

The small city of Chester, Pennsylvania is home to slightly more than 34,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) make up a higher percentage of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find no shortage of peers. At an average age of just under 35, the city's population skews notably younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Home ownership is less common than renting in Chester, and 37% of residents own their homes, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $103 per month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Chester will save around $1,200 compared to the state average.

Chester residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Many residents (23%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by just 5% of the city. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is higher than the national average.

Many Chester residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries make up 14% of the city's labor force. With an average annual income of just over $40,000, Chester workers bring in less than the average Pennsylvania resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Chester has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (27%). Further, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

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