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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.

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Richmond, VA 23223

$670 - $1000

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Union Hill)

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$670 - $1000

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Richmond, VA 23219

$719 - $2150

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA (Capitol District, Downtown)


$719 - $2150

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Richmond, VA 23219

$900 - $3300

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (City Center, Downtown)

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$900 - $3300

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Richmond, VA 23220

$878 - $1993

Loft-Studio1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Monroe Ward)

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$878 - $1993

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Richmond, VA 23220

$968 - $2205

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Monroe Ward)


$968 - $2205

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$792 - $1850

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Monroe Ward)

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$792 - $1850

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Richmond, VA 23220

$575 - $1095

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Jackson Ward)


$575 - $1095

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$775 - $1575

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Carver, Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver)


$775 - $1575

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$780 - $1920

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA (Carver, Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver)

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$780 - $1920

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Richmond, VA 23222

$725 - $825

2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center, Northside)


$725 - $825

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Highland Springs, VA 23075

$672 - $945

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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Richmond, VA 23220

$825 - $1600

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center, Northside)

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$825 - $1600

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Richmond, VA 23220

$1065 - $1883

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Richmond, VA (Carytown - Museum District, The Diamond)

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$1065 - $1883

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Richmond, VA 23235

$892 - $1305

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Huguenot, Stratford Hills - Stony Point)

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$892 - $1305

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Richmond, VA 23220

$850 - $1600

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Carytown - Museum District, The Diamond)


$850 - $1600

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths