Chester, Virginia 

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Population

21,957

+10.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.9%

Median Income

$60,570

Median Home Price

$237,400

Best Places to Live in Chester, Virginia

Capital-city complex - East-central Virginia along the James River. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chester, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Historic interest
Attractive housing
Strong economy
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Entertainment
Air service
 $580,650 
Anchor Landing Dr Lot 13
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 3983 SqFt
 $370,235 
1801 Mainsail Ln
Bed 2 | Bath 3 | 2025 SqFt
 $406,080 
13406 Warwick Longbay Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2608 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 2.9% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chester jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chester's cost of living is 1.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chester's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
Chesterfield county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chester's population is 21,957 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chester is $237,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.8%. 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. More Education



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Housing Market in Chester

It's a good time to buy in Chester. Home Appreciation is up 2.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Chester Real Estate

The median home price in Chester is $237,400. 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

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$580,650
Anchor Landing Dr Lot 13
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$370,235
1801 Mainsail Ln
Bed 2 | Bath 3

$406,080
13406 Warwick Longbay Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$298,990
4024 Harrow Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$459,950
11743 Riverboat Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$310,990
Bradenton Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$285,000
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Bed 4 | Bath 3

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