Best Places to Live in Chester, Maine

Small city / college town - Central Maine along the Penobscot River, about 30 miles north of the Atlantic Ocean
Pros
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting
-Nearby university
Cons
-Low job growth
-Isolation
-Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Bangor Metro Area

Bangor is the gateway to the “north country” and a fairly prosperous lumber, paper, and shipping center and the navigable terminus of the Penobscot River in east-central Maine. The areas to the north are wooded wilderness. The rugged shore area is 30 miles to the south, and the “Down East” coast to the northeast is a vast, unpopulated area of classic New England coastline with fishing and other recreational sites. Acadia National Park is on an island 40 miles to the south. Old Town, on a river island 10 miles north, is home to the University of Maine and the Old Town Canoe Company, a business befitting to the area.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Maine
County: Penobscot County
Metro Area: Bangor Metro Area
City: Chester
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 110 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chester is 5.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chester jobs have decreased by 3.15%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 14.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Chester's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Chester's population is 537 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 21.49%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chester is $74,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -5.06%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Chester public schools spend $12,475 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 10.9 students per teacher in Chester. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Chester

It's not a good time to buy in Chester. Home Appreciation is down -0.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Chester Real Estate.

The median home price in Chester is $74,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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