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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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Philadelphia, PA 19104

$1053 - $7112

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

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$1053 - $7112

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

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From $1805

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

From $1556

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Philadelphia, PA (Powelton, University City)


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Philadelphia, PA 19104

From $2366

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

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From $2366

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

$2250 - $4600

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (University City)


$2250 - $4600

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1709 - $5819

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

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$1709 - $5819

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $1819

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


From $1819

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $1510

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


From $1510

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $1340

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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

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From $1340

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Philadelphia, PA 19102

From $1189

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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


From $1189

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1694 - $3551

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1694 - $3551

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Philadelphia, PA 19102

$2050 - $6825

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2050 - $6825

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1994 - $6100

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

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$1994 - $6100

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Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1145 - $10830

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(1061)

$1145 - $10830

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(726)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1299 - $11901

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(726)

$1299 - $11901

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $1956

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


From $1956

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $2026

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

(110)

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1200 - $2755

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1200 - $2755

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths