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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.

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Chester, PA 19013

$850 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

9

Chester, PA 19013

$665 and up

2 Beds1 Bath

25

Chester, PA 19013

$755 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

10

Chester, PA 19013

$595 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

12

Chester, PA 19013

$755 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

20

Chester, PA 19013

$755 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

35
71

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1,349 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(71)

$1,349 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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14

Deptford, NJ 08096

$1,075 and up

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Deptford, NJ

(14)

$1,075 and up

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
44

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1,975 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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

(44)

$1,975 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
13

West Chester, PA 19380

$1,620 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

West Chester, PA


$1,620 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Voorhees, NJ 08043

$1,200 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Voorhees, NJ

(11)

$1,200 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Voorhees, NJ 08043

$1,050 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Voorhees, NJ

(2)

$1,050 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Phoenixville, PA 19460

$1,295 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Phoenixville, PA


$1,295 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Collegeville, PA 19426

$1,485 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4

Newark, DE 19711

$910 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Newark, DE (Apartments at Pinebrook)

(4)

$910 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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2

Coatesville, PA 19320

$890 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

42

Berlin, NJ 08009

$1,230 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

134

Newark, DE 19711

$499 and up

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Newark, DE (Studio Green West Apartments)

(134)

$499 and up

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths