Chester, Massachusetts 

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Population

1,529

+19.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$65,648

Median Home Price

$169,200

Best Places to Live in Chester, Massachusetts

Mid-sized city - Southwest Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River, 6 miles north of the Connecticut border. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Chester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Museums
-Cost of living
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Chester
 $54,900 
278 Route 20
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1217 SqFt
 $685,000 
14 Johnson Hill Rd
Bed 13 | Bath 12 | 8000 SqFt
 $115,000 
79 Blandford Rd
Bed 1 | Bath 1 | 560 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area

Springfield, once a major center of industrial innovation, is the state’s third-largest city and a regional health, retail and financial center. Locals are credited with development of the Springfield Rifle, the 1895 Duryea motorcar, and basketball (thanks to Dr. James Naismith, in 1891. Some credit the motorcycle to area inventors and the early Indian Manufacturing Company. At one time that area was a significant manufacturing center, but most has left the area (including most recently a forge that made Craftsman tools).


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QUICK FACTS

City: Chester
Zip Codes: 01011
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 179 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chester is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chester jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 6.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Chester, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Hampden county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chester's population is 1,529 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 19.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 35.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chester is $169,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Chester public schools spend $16,949 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.7 students per teacher in Chester. More Education


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NEW LISTINGS IN CHESTER
$54,900
278 Route 20
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$685,000
14 Johnson Hill Rd
Bed 13 | Bath 12

$115,000
79 Blandford Rd
Bed 1 | Bath 1

$189,900
67 Middlefield Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$89,000
20 Main St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$210,000
80 Maynard Hill Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$89,900
32 Maple Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

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