Chester, Virginia 

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Best Places to Live in Chester, Virginia

Capital-city complex - East-central Virginia along the James River
Pros
-Historic interest
-Attractive housing
-Strong economy
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Entertainment
-Air service

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What Bert Has To Say About Richmond Metro Area

The former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond is an attractively-sized, livable capital city with a strong sense of history. The downtown area mixes unremarkable modern buildings with some historic features. On the whole, the area has a considerable base of historic sites, museums and neighborhoods. Outlying suburbs have sprawled concentrically, especially to the west towards Tuckahoe and south towards Petersburg.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Chesterfield County
Metro Area: Richmond Metro Area
City: Chester
Zip Codes: 23831
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 177 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chester is 3.80% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chester jobs have increased by 1.57%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 5.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Chester's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Chester's population is 21,355 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.50%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chester is $203,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.48%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Chester public schools spend $9,968 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Chester. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Chester

It's a good time to buy in Chester. Home Appreciation is up 1.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Chester Real Estate.

The median home price in Chester is $203,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Chester    6 Reviews
Chester VA - What a lovely area - 7/3/2007
I just recently discovered a little suburb of Richmond, called Chester. Yes, it is small and not much going on in that area - but if you want a peaceful area to live -... (Read More)

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Chester's Not a Bad Place To Live - 4/24/2007
I grew up in Chester and it really isn't a bad place to live if you like living in a very populated area. It has great schools, low crime, easy access to both Richmond... (Read More)

Chester - Bedroom Community to Richmond, VA - 4/29/2006
Chester, because of its location midway between Richmond, VA and Petersburg, VA, was once just a train station. With residential growth in affluent Chesterfield County... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN CHESTER, VIRGINIA
23831