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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Chester

I love to walk around Walmart or Lidl to look around and see if I can get things they always have great sale

I like that we can walk to where we need to go. I also like that my favorite coffee shop is walking distance, and there is lots to do.

I like that I don't live to far from MD. It's actually in walking distance. Plus there is a shopping center and restaurants.

Again it is up on top of a hill which makes it different. Otherwise it really is just like any other neighborhood though thankfully no HA

Who Lives Here

Chester Demographics

Education

High School

36%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

19%

Master's

11%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

18%

4 people

26%

5 people

11%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

34%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

8%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

14%

20-45

32%

45-65

27%

65+

14%

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
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Feb '24-$1747$1273$2293
Jan '24-$1726$1230$2228
Dec '23-$1711$1230$2341
Nov '23-$1700$1316$2357
Oct '23-$1656$1926$2342
Sep '23-$1676$1515$2348
Aug '23-$1696$1803$2354
Jul '23-$1597$1892$2368
Jun '23-$1781$1835$2394
May '23-$1770$1860$2299
Apr '23-$1688$1870$2306
Mar '23-$1670$1928$2314

*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

18%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

23%

40-60 Mins

10%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 1515

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 13 of 18 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 13 of 18 renters

Percentage: 2828

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 11 of 18 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Retail, Grocery

Things To Do In Chester

Top Score

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 47% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 19% more restaurants 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. An average number of shops
  3. 25% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 73% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 6% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 17% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

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

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 29% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Chester is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 36% fewer gyms than average
  3. 29% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Chester.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 38% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 29% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  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

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 49% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 9% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Chester Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 17 of 18 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 16 of 18 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 13 of 18 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 13 of 18 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 12 of 18 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 12 of 18 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 10 of 18 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 9 of 18 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 18 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 10 of 18 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 12 of 18 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 13 of 18 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 14 of 18 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 16 of 18 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 18 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, VA

Chester is a suburb of the city of Richmond, Virginia. Located on the outskirts of a major city, Chester apartments provide residents with opportunities to enjoy big city amenities with a small town atmosphere.

Chester is home to a quaint and charming downtown area but also boasts a newer mixed-use community where residents can live, work and enjoy their free time. Chester Village Green offers several different types of apartment options and also provides delicious restaurants, a variety of shops and entertainment. Speaking of restaurants, the city of Chester is home to several locally-owned eateries. Sibley's Bar-B-Q offers sweet and savory barbecue along with hush puppies and sweet tea. If you are in the mood for seafood, Riptides is a great place to start. And, if you're looking for delicious pizza, pasta and wine, pay a visit to Ristorante Antonios and Cesare.

For outdoor recreation near your Chester apartment, the county is full of parks to explore. One park within proximity of most Chester residents is Goyne Park which offers more than 30 acres of athletic fields, picnic areas, a playground and more. You can also stop by Chester Linear Park and Lowes Athletic complex for even more nearby recreation. And, for fun on the water and a look back on the area's history, head over to Henricus Historical Park located on the James River. Here you can explore a living museum of the past and experience hands-on exhibits.

If you are looking for a home with the quiet of the suburbs and the life of the city located nearby, then Chester is a great place to start your apartment search. Use ApartmentGuide.com to explore detailed listings of Chester apartments and to learn more about moving and setting up your new apartment.