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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.

The Lofts At Valley Forge - Norristown, PA 19403
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(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

Mansion at Bala - Philadelphia, PA 19131
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(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

Station Square Apartments - Lansdale, PA 19446
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(11)

Lansdale, PA 19446

$1265 - $1865

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Studio Green - Newark, DE 19711
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(134)

Newark, DE 19711

$599 - $2396

0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newark, DE

(134)

$599 - $2396

704 Units 0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Beacon Pointe - Philadelphia, PA 19114
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Philadelphia, PA 19114

$995 - $1520

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Academy Gardens, Far Northeast...)


$995 - $1520

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Villager at Barton Run - Marlton, NJ 08053
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(4)

Marlton, NJ 08053

$1045 - $1385

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Barclay Glen Apartments - Williamstown, NJ 08094
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(7)

Williamstown, NJ 08094

$1300 - $1925

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Williamstown, NJ

(7)

$1300 - $1925

204 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Echelon Glen - Voorhees, NJ 08043
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(2)

Voorhees, NJ 08043

$1015 - $1550

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Voorhees, NJ

(2)

$1015 - $1550

884 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Sterling Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(1046)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1312 - $10825

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(1046)

$1312 - $10825

536 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Place One - Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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(25)

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

$1135 - $1925

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Plymouth Meeting, PA

(25)

$1135 - $1925

326 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Kingswood Apartments - King of Prussia, PA 19406
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(98)

King of Prussia, PA 19406

$825 - $1960

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

King of Prussia, PA

(98)

$825 - $1960

772 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill Village Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19118
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(1844)

Philadelphia, PA 19118

$909 - $4136

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Chestnut Hill)

(1844)

$909 - $4136

821 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Towers Of Windsor Park - Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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(41)

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

$980 - $2315

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Hill, NJ

(41)

$980 - $2315

525 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Abrams Run Apartments - King of Prussia, PA 19406
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(26)

King of Prussia, PA 19406

$1460 - $2145

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

King of Prussia, PA

(26)

$1460 - $2145

192 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Domus - Philadelphia, PA 19104
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(264)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$2429 - $3840

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(264)

$2429 - $3840

290 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Towne Place Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19130
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(1378)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1029 - $3818

0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Ben Franklin Parkway - Kelly Drive, Fairmount...)

(1378)

$1029 - $3818

725 Units 0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Pines - Lindenwold, NJ 08021
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(39)

Lindenwold, NJ 08021

$730 - $1315

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lindenwold, NJ

(39)

$730 - $1315

412 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Park Towne Place Premier - Philadelphia, PA 19130
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(13)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1517 - $5227

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Ben Franklin Parkway - Kelly Drive, Fairmount...)

(13)

$1517 - $5227

229 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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