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Overview of Chester

Located just outside of Chesterfield, Chester apartments for rent are within a census-designated place that offers small-town charm within close proximity to big-city amenities. Residents of Chester apartments can easily get to Richmond to enjoy some of the best attractions and outdoor recreation in the state, but it's not necessary to travel that far for some fun. Chester is within minutes of the Chesterfield Children's Theatre, The Playroom, Dutch Gap Canal and the Dodd Park at Point of Rocks. It's no wonder the city has seen a population increase of nearly 20 percent since 2000, according to Sperling's Best Places. Today, roughly 21,000 people call Chester home.

Living in Chester

When you're looking for Chester apartments for rent, you may notice the tight-knit community atmosphere, unbeatable weather and historic charm throughout the city. These are just a few reasons why AreaVibes gave Chester an exceptionally livable rating of 80, which is also based on the stable housing market, low crime rates and high income per capita.

Chester is home to a rich history, and there are several attractions that showcase it. The Howlett Line Park Civil War Site, Fort Wead Civil War Cit and Henricus Historical Park are just a few of the spots around town where locals and visitors alike can learn about the region's past.

Chester Apartments and Cost of Living

With all these community amenities, it makes sense that Chester apartments for rent have a median rental rate that is 7 percent more than the Virginia average. The overall cost of living here is 5 percent more than the state's average, but it is only 3 percent more expensive than the rest of the nation. Residents will also have to consider transportation costs, as the city is car-dependent. The average cost of a gallon of gas is 2 percent more than the state's average and residents of apartments in Chester will experience a commute time 3 percent longer than other Virginians.

Apartments in Chester Work and Study

Apartments for rent in Chester are located near a prosperous business economy where many people are able to start their own companies. The top industries in the area include manufacturing, construction and retail trade. Renters in Chester can also commute to nearby Richmond for more employment opportunities.

Students living here will find John Tyler Community College to explore further learning. This institute is particularly known for its unemployed and underemployed worker program that allows individuals to earn a degree or certificate. The school also offers 50 certificates and associate degrees.

American Tobacco Center - Richmond, VA 23223
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(54)

Richmond, VA 23223

$764 - $1904

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)

(54)

$764 - $1904

153 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cedar Broad - Richmond, VA 23223
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(58)

Richmond, VA 23223

$828 - $1499

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill)

(58)

$828 - $1499

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1200 Acqua Luxury Apartments - Petersburg, VA 23803
27
(4)

Petersburg, VA 23803

$789 - $1025

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sterling Glen - Chesterfield, VA 23832
21

Chesterfield, VA 23832

$800 - $1350

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chesterfield, VA


$800 - $1350

300 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Meridian Watermark - North Chesterfield, VA 23234
38
(11)

North Chesterfield, VA 23234

$845 - $1450

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Chesterfield, VA

(11)

$845 - $1450

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colony Village - North Chesterfield, VA 23237
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(4)

North Chesterfield, VA 23237

$291 - $1427

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Chesterfield, VA

(4)

$291 - $1427

166 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Morningside Townhomes & Apartments - Richmond, VA 23225
23

Richmond, VA 23225

$749 - $1045

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Cedarhurst, Midlothian)


$749 - $1045

392 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

11 North at White Oak - Richmond, VA 23223
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(26)

Richmond, VA 23223

$669 - $789

2 Beds 1 Bath

The James - Richmond, VA 23223
18
(3)

Richmond, VA 23223

$569 - $879

1-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center)

(3)

$569 - $879

289 Units 1-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

Midtown Apartments - Gallery & Collection - Richmond, VA 23221
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Richmond, VA 23221

$934 - $1815

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Colonial Place, Museum District...)


$934 - $1815

441 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Malvern Manor Apartments - Richmond, VA 23221
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Richmond, VA 23221

$1011 - $1836

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Colonial Place, Far West...)


$1011 - $1836

303 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Abbington Hills - Richmond, VA 23225
8

Richmond, VA 23225

$799 - $969

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Cedarhurst, Midlothian)


$799 - $969

230 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lucky Strike Lofts - Richmond, VA 23223
22

Richmond, VA 23223

$1227 - $2225

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)


$1227 - $2225

131 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

701 Saint James Street Apartments - Richmond, VA 23220
6

Richmond, VA 23220

$750 - $1275

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Jackson Ward)


$750 - $1275

41 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Village At Horsepen - Richmond, VA 23226
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(10)

Richmond, VA 23226

$939 - $4060

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Sherwood Crossing - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
47

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$899 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA


$899 - $1150

132 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Belvedere - North Chesterfield, VA 23235
26
(2)

North Chesterfield, VA 23235

$1000 - $2125

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Chesterfield, VA

(2)

$1000 - $2125

296 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Broad Street - Richmond, VA 23220
31
(2)

Richmond, VA 23220

$843 - $2245

0 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Broad Street Commercial, Downtown)

(2)

$843 - $2245

99 Units 0 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Berkshire - Richmond, VA 23220
32

Richmond, VA 23220

$799 - $1949

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown)


$799 - $1949

234 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Carriage Hill - Richmond, VA 23228
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(20)

Richmond, VA 23228

$825 - $1160

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA

(20)

$825 - $1160

664 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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