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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 19103

$1400 - $1900

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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

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$1400 - $1900

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

From $1457

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Fairmount, Franklintown...)


From $1457

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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West Chester, PA 19380

From $1245

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1355 - $3299

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Fairmount, Franklintown...)


$1355 - $3299

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

From $1125

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $1125

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1440 - $2645

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Bala Cynwyd, City Avenue...)

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$1440 - $2645

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19106

From $1799

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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


From $1799

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1619 - $6000

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1619 - $6000

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19106

From $1700

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $1700

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19106

$1650 - $6195

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Del Ave Club District...)


$1650 - $6195

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

From $1475

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Bala Cynwyd, PA (Bala Cynwyd)


From $1475

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19129

From $1325

1-4 Beds1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Allegheny West, Fairmount Park...)


From $1325

1-4 Beds1-3 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19123

$850 - $2999

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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


$850 - $2999

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Manayunk, PA 19127

From $900

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Manayunk, PA (Manayunk, Parkland)


From $900

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths