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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.

Dobson Mills Apartments & Lofts - Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Philadelphia, PA 19129

$1325 - $3580

1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

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


$1325 - $3580

285 Units 1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

DeKalb - Norristown, PA 19401
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(3)

Norristown, PA 19401

$885 - $1900

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norristown, PA

(3)

$885 - $1900

291 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Villager at Barton Run - Marlton, NJ 08053
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(4)

Marlton, NJ 08053

$1045 - $1295

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Wilmington, DE 19801

$884 - $2034

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(39)

$884 - $2034

242 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Station Square Apartments - Lansdale, PA 19446
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(12)

Lansdale, PA 19446

$1265 - $1865

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Domus - Philadelphia, PA 19104
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(269)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$2224 - $3815

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Penn Campus Shopping / West Philly, University City)

(269)

$2224 - $3815

290 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Moorestowne Woods - Moorestown, NJ 08057
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(32)

Moorestown, NJ 08057

$1170 - $2110

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Moorestown, NJ (Lenola, Moorestown...)

(32)

$1170 - $2110

172 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

$975 - $2325

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Hill, NJ

(43)

$975 - $2325

525 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Riverloft Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(363)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1889 - $4099

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(363)

$1889 - $4099

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hall Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19104
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(753)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$1141 - $12651

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Penn Campus Shopping / West Philly, University City)

(753)

$1141 - $12651

315 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Longview Apartments - Claymont, DE 19703
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(5)

Claymont, DE 19703

$895 - $1435

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Hyde Park Apartments - Bellmawr, NJ 08031
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(30)

Bellmawr, NJ 08031

$795 - $1235

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Sterling Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(1021)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1312 - $8446

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(1021)

$1312 - $8446

536 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Towne Place Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19130
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(1357)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1029 - $3930

0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(1357)

$1029 - $3930

725 Units 0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Main Street Apartments - Lansdale, PA 19446
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(25)

Lansdale, PA 19446

$865 - $1535

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington House - Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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(10)

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

$925 - $1635

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cherry Hill, NJ

(10)

$925 - $1635

89 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Colonials - Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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(11)

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

$955 - $1930

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Hill, NJ

(11)

$955 - $1930

188 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sherwood Crossing - Philadelphia, PA 19114
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(39)

Philadelphia, PA 19114

$865 - $1844

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Ashton Woodenbridge, Far Northeast...)

(39)

$865 - $1844

405 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

New Castle, DE 19720

$820 - $1300

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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