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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.

Icon Luxury Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Philadelphia, PA 19102

$2093 - $5450

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2093 - $5450

207 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vista Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1280 - $4350

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (City Avenue, Fairmount Park...)


$1280 - $4350

133 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverwalk at Millennium - Conshohocken, PA 19428
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(284)

Conshohocken, PA 19428

$1455 - $2410

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Conshohocken, PA

(284)

$1455 - $2410

375 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

the metropolitan collingswood - Collingswood, NJ 08108
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(7)

Collingswood, NJ 08108

$1150 - $1355

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Westover Club Apartments - Jeffersonville, PA 19403
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(6)

Jeffersonville, PA 19403

$920 - $1475

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Jeffersonville, PA (Jeffersonville)

(6)

$920 - $1475

264 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

the metropolitan west goshen - West Chester, PA 19380
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(2)

West Chester, PA 19380

$1100 - $1680

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

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

Jefferson At Westtown - West Chester, PA 19382
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West Chester, PA 19382

$1563 - $2630

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

the metropolitan westchester - West Chester, PA 19380
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(4)

West Chester, PA 19380

$975 - $1450

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Apartments at Weatherby - Swedesboro, NJ 08085
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(10)

Swedesboro, NJ 08085

$1220 - $1950

2 Beds 2 Baths

Apartments at The Windsor - Philadelphia, PA 19103
17

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1350 - $1775

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

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


$1350 - $1775

120 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

2116 Chestnut Street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1690 - $3990

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1690 - $3990

321 Units 0-2 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

The Arch - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1200 - $2755

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Big Hotels, Center City...)


$1200 - $2755

111 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Foster Square - Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

$1210 - $2920

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Hill, NJ


$1210 - $2920

315 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1500 Locust - Philadelphia, PA 19102
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(20)

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1646 - $5523

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(20)

$1646 - $5523

612 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Residences At Rodney Square - Wilmington, DE 19801
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(39)

Wilmington, DE 19801

$887 - $1985

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wilmington, DE (Market Street Mall, Mid-town Brandywine)

(39)

$887 - $1985

242 Units 0-3 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

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