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-Historic interest
-Attractive housing
-Strong economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Entertainment
-Air service


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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.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Chester is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chester jobs have Increased by 1.57 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 5.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Chester's population is 21,355 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.50 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chester is $203,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.48%.
    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.

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  7/3/2007
Chester VA - What a lovely area

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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  4/24/2007
Chester's Not a Bad Place To Live

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)

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  4/29/2006
Chester - Bedroom Community to Richmond, VA

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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