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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 19102

$2050 - $6825

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Rittenhouse Square)


$2050 - $6825

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$2070 - $4538

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Rittenhouse Square)

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$2070 - $4538

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(71)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1399 - $11384

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)

(71)

$1399 - $11384

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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(1061)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1072 - $4988

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)

(1061)

$1072 - $4988

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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(726)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1477 - $11380

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)

(726)

$1477 - $11380

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $1702

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)


From $1702

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(110)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)

(110)

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1200 - $2755

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)


$1200 - $2755

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1460 - $5000

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Central)


$1460 - $5000

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(22)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1350 - $1900

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)

(22)

$1350 - $1900

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1950 - $6325

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Central)


$1950 - $6325

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $1537

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)


From $1537

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(68)

West Chester, PA 19380

$1020 - $1745

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1268 - $3121

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Logan Square)


$1268 - $3121

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

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1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia, Wynnefield)


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Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1440 - $3195

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia, Wynnefield)

(3)

$1440 - $3195

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

From $1035

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia, Wynnefield)


From $1035

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1619 - $6000

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Old City)


$1619 - $6000

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1677 - $2992

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts North, Central)


$1677 - $2992

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19106

From $1590

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Central, Society Hill)


From $1590

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths