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Overview of Chester

Chester, PA is located 19 miles south of Philadelphia on the banks of the Delaware River. With a median age of 30, Chester is home to many people who work in Philadelphia but wish to live in a more suburban area. Search for Chester apartments for rent, and join approximately 34,000 residents who enjoy the Pennsylvania way of life.

Living in Chester, PA

Chester was originally founded in 1644 as the town of Upland, but the name was officially changed in 1644. As the oldest city in Pennsylvania, Chester was created as a safe haven for the state's Quaker population. The town experienced rapid growth during World War I as people moved into the area to work in one of Chester's prospering industries, including manufacturing, machinery, shipbuilding, and locomotive.

Today, the town fosters many local initiatives focused on promoting health and wellness in the community. Widener University is located here, and generates a youthful, academic atmosphere near campus fueled by the university's 4,700 students. Local residents can live in Chester apartments to take advantage of the city's affordable living conditions. Chester's cost of living index is very consistent with the national average.

Chester Attractions and Special Events

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack is located in Chester, and invites local residents to enjoy exceptional gambling opportunities. With live table games, racing, poker, and other features, the casino offers a fun experience for the region's adult population. PPL Park is also located here, and functions as Philadelphia's soccer stadium. As soccer continues to grow in popularity in the United States, PPL gives fans a venue to enjoy the game. Chester residents venture to Philadelphia to take advantage of the city's big events, including the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 2nd Street Festival, Philadelphia Auto Show, and the Made in America Music Festival.

To find a Chester apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

Hillside Manor - Chester, PA 19013
25

Chester, PA 19013

$715 - $725

2 Beds 1 Bath

Ventura Apartments - Chester, PA 19013
15

Chester, PA 19013

$755 - $945

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Chester, PA (Providence Heights)


$755 - $945

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

3601 MARKET - Philadelphia, PA 19104
5

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$1655 - $3406

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Powelton, University City)


$1655 - $3406

363 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

3737 Chestnut - Philadelphia, PA 19104
21

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$1650 - $3075

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Penn Campus Shopping / West Philly, University City)


$1650 - $3075

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Madison Providence - Collegeville, PA 19426
25

Collegeville, PA 19426

$1473 - $1982

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Collegeville, PA


$1473 - $1982

240 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverwalk at Millennium - Conshohocken, PA 19428
35
(285)

Conshohocken, PA 19428

$1485 - $2675

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Conshohocken, PA

(285)

$1485 - $2675

375 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Edgewater Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19103
18
(82)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1815 - $5244

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(82)

$1815 - $5244

290 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Phoenix Village Apartments - Phoenixville, PA 19460
3

Phoenixville, PA 19460

$1295 - $2435

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dobson Mills Apartments & Lofts - Philadelphia, PA 19129
27

Philadelphia, PA 19129

$1325 - $3580

1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Allegheny West, Fairmount Park...)


$1325 - $3580

285 Units 1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Falls Village - Philadelphia, PA 19144
29
(6)

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$1015 - $1902

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (East Falls, Parkland...)

(6)

$1015 - $1902

180 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Pointe At West Chester - West Chester, PA 19382
20

West Chester, PA 19382

$1438 - $2939

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Jefferson At Westtown - West Chester, PA 19382
24

West Chester, PA 19382

$1173 - $3648

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1500 Locust - Philadelphia, PA 19102
26
(13)

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1670 - $6549

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(13)

$1670 - $6549

612 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

251 Dekalb - King of Prussia, PA 19406
29

King of Prussia, PA 19406

$1300 - $2940

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

King of Prussia, PA


$1300 - $2940

641 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lofts At Valley Forge - Norristown, PA 19403
30
(10)

Norristown, PA 19403

$1395 - $2880

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norristown, PA (Betzwood, Port Indian...)

(10)

$1395 - $2880

388 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Icon Luxury Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19102
63

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1950 - $5400

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)


$1950 - $5400

207 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mansion at Bala - Philadelphia, PA 19131
30
(3)

Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1440 - $2645

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Bala Cynwyd, City Avenue...)

(3)

$1440 - $2645

276 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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