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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.

Haynes Run - Medford, NJ 08055
2

Medford, NJ 08055

$1145 - $1395

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Pepper Building - Philadelphia, PA 19146
10

Philadelphia, PA 19146

$1726 - $5701

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1726 - $5701

185 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Heather Ridge Apartments - Mantua, NJ 08051
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(24)

Mantua, NJ 08051

$1095 - $1393

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Jacobs Woods - Lansdale, PA 19446
30

Lansdale, PA 19446

$1495 - $2325

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lansdale, PA


$1495 - $2325

230 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Glen Eyre Apartments - Pine Hill, NJ 08021
22
(11)

Pine Hill, NJ 08021

$1415 - $2025

2 Beds 2 Baths

Stirling Court - Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
30

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

$1100 - $1245

1 Bed 1 Bath

Dreshertowne - Horsham, PA 19044
24
(12)

Horsham, PA 19044

$1690 - $1820

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Horsham, PA

(12)

$1690 - $1820

114 Units 2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVE Malvern - Malvern, PA 19355
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(9)

Malvern, PA 19355

$1449 - $1849

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Malvern, PA

(9)

$1449 - $1849

264 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lofts at 1835 Arch - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(3)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1872 - $4802

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(3)

$1872 - $4802

191 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Meridian Crossing - Bear, DE 19701
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(18)

Bear, DE 19701

$1150 - $1675

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Treetops At Chester Hollow - West Chester, PA 19380
16

West Chester, PA 19380

$1218 - $1789

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Kent - West Chester, PA 19380
24
(14)

West Chester, PA 19380

$1259 - $1761

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Chester, PA

(14)

$1259 - $1761

384 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston Greene - Malvern, PA 19355
22

Malvern, PA 19355

$1580 - $1965

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Top Of The Hill Apartments - Wilmington, DE 19809
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(30)

Wilmington, DE 19809

$972 - $1555

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Glen at Lafayette Hill - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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(5)

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

$1349 - $2405

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lafayette Hill, PA

(5)

$1349 - $2405

139 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Village Green - Hatboro, PA 19040
26

Hatboro, PA 19040

$1120 - $1405

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Packard Motor Car Building - Philadelphia, PA 19107
6
(4)

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1710 - $2465

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia...)

(4)

$1710 - $2465

151 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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