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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.

35

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$2,331 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(35)

$2,331 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,575 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-4 Baths

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


$1,575 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-4 Baths
13

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,336 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1,336 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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29

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,540 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(29)

$1,540 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
25
64

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,008 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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

(64)

$1,008 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,819 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1,819 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,879 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(11)

$1,879 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
17

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$2,278 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2,278 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
40
1377

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1,108 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(1377)

$1,108 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
24
921

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,539 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(921)

$1,539 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
19
54

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,586 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(54)

$1,586 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
50
204

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,932 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(204)

$1,932 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,200 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1,200 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
64

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,400 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(64)

$1,400 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
47
51

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,300 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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

(51)

$1,300 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
3

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,819 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)


$1,819 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$2,213 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2,213 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
58
2

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,611 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(2)

$1,611 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
29

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,048 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(29)

$1,048 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
20

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,715 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1,715 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths