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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.

Moorestowne Woods - Moorestown, NJ 08057
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(32)

Moorestown, NJ 08057

$1150 - $1990

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Moorestown, NJ (Lenola, Moorestown...)

(32)

$1150 - $1990

172 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Place One - Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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(27)

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

$1110 - $1945

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Plymouth Meeting, PA

(27)

$1110 - $1945

326 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Arch - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1419 - $2755

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(2)

$1419 - $2755

111 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Kingswood Apartments - King of Prussia, PA 19406
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(100)

King of Prussia, PA 19406

$820 - $1975

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

King of Prussia, PA

(100)

$820 - $1975

772 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Chestnut Hill Village Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19118
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(1840)

Philadelphia, PA 19118

$909 - $2856

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Chestnut Hill)

(1840)

$909 - $2856

821 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookmont Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19115
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(29)

Philadelphia, PA 19115

$905 - $1215

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Bustleton, Country Lane)

(29)

$905 - $1215

231 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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 Pines - Lindenwold, NJ 08021
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(42)

Lindenwold, NJ 08021

$695 - $1300

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lindenwold, NJ

(42)

$695 - $1300

412 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Woodview At Marlton - Marlton, NJ 08053
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(29)

Marlton, NJ 08053

$1240 - $1760

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

William Penn Village - New Castle, DE 19720
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(24)

New Castle, DE 19720

$820 - $1275

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Timberlake Apartments - East Norriton, PA 19401
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(41)

East Norriton, PA 19401

$1175 - $1975

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

East Norriton, PA

(41)

$1175 - $1975

316 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Main Street Apartments - Lansdale, PA 19446
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(25)

Lansdale, PA 19446

$900 - $1635

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Abrams Run Apartments - King of Prussia, PA 19406
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(27)

King of Prussia, PA 19406

$1440 - $2150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

King of Prussia, PA

(27)

$1440 - $2150

192 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Colonials - Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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(11)

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

$790 - $2195

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Hill, NJ

(11)

$790 - $2195

188 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Wilmington, DE 19801

$904 - $2010

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(39)

$904 - $2010

242 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Executive House - Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1297 - $2378

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (City Avenue, Merion Station...)


$1297 - $2378

302 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Towers Of Windsor Park - Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
21
(43)

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

$990 - $2295

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Hill, NJ

(43)

$990 - $2295

525 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Fairways Apartments - Blackwood, NJ 08012
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(17)

Blackwood, NJ 08012

$890 - $1520

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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