Chester

The village is home to several lovingly restored heritage properties along Main Street.

Welcome to Chester

Homes For Sale In Chester, NY

Chester is a community in Orange County, New York. Most of the homes for sale in Chester are clustered around the town's main settlement, the historic village of Chester. The village is home to several lovingly restored heritage properties along Main Street and there is a museum in the old train station.
 
The area has historically been a center of the dairy industry and Chester is proud to be known as the birthplace of Philadelphia-style cream cheese (and I bet you thought it came from Philadelphia!).
 

Chester Real Estate

At the top end of the Chester real estate market, you find a mix of properties. As well as land and farms, you'll find some single-family homes on acreage. However, the majority of homes in Chester are in the mid-range price bracket, and even in that price range, you can expect to find a home with a big yard. With older homes, lots of several acres are common, and even with newer and new-construction homes, lot sizes over a quarter acre are common.
 
At the lower end of the Chester market, you'll find small parcels of development land as well as condos and older single-family homes.
 

Amenities Close To Chester Real Estate

Chester Real Estate enjoys proximity to numerous local and state parks. There are several community parks with ball fields and tennis courts and just down the road is Goosepond Mountain State Park, which is a great location for hiking and horseback riding. The Orange County Heritage Trail, which follows the old Erie Railway line, also passes through Chester.
 
There is local shopping at Chester Mall in the village, where you'll find a ShopRite and numerous other stores, as well as a 6-screen movie theatre. Most homes in the community are served by the Chester Union Free School District, which operates Chester Elementary and Chester Middle and High School in the community.

Overview for Chester, NY

4,092 people live in Chester, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $40,183. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,092

Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$40,183

Average individual Income

Around Chester, NY

There's plenty to do around Chester, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

57
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
28
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including High Withers Wine & Spirits, Bite of Europe, and Ice Capps.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.49 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.27 miles 19 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Chester, NY

Chester has 1,643 households, with an average household size of 2.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chester do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,092 people call Chester home. The population density is 1,904.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,092

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.7

Median Age

45.41 / 54.59%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,643

Total Households

2.48

Average Household Size

$40,183

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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