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Chester, New Jersey is made up the borough of Chester which spans a 1.5 square mile area, which is then surrounded by a 30 square mile area that is the township of Chester. The township of Chester is about 40 miles from New York City. Making Chester close enough to enjoy the convenience of the big city, but far enough out to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

As of 2010 Chester was home to nearly 8,000 people spread over 2,500 homes.

In its early history, during the early to mid 1700’s Chester was known as Black River but by the time it became an official township on January 29th, 1779 it’s name had changed to Chester. Although agriculture was the mainstay business of the area, because Chester sat at the crossroads of two major roads many travel related business, such as black-smith shops, inns and taverns, sprang up during the later half of the 1700s. Chester also became well-known for their applejack and apple brandy, otherwise known as Jersey Lightening.

Today in Chester they have preserved the feeling of space and old world charm through the historic buildings and Victorian homes, and spacious parks that make up 30% of the towns space. The town also known for community activities and cultural events and experiences like a yearly craft fair, holiday tours of Victorian homes, and Jazz concerts in the park.

Real Estate is a thriving business in Chester, homes for sale or for rent in Chester Borough and Chester Township run the gambit from small apartments to palatial properties with sprawling yards. In Chester Borough houses range in price from approximately $16,000 from mobile homes to $780,000 for larger homes. In the greater Chester Township homes range from around $195,000 to $1,540,000.

Children from both the Borough and the Township attend school together at the comfortable and encouraging schools of the Chester Township Public School District. Students in k-2 grades attend Dickerson Elementary School. Children in 3-5 grade attend Bragg Intermediate School. Black River Middle School serves the children in 6-8 graders. When students reach high school they discover new horizons at West Morris Mendham High School, which is part of the West Morris Regional High School District.

Whether your real estate needs are of a business nature or you are searching for a home for sale or a rent Chester Borough and the Chester township have what you seek. Come explore this modern town with old world charm and appeal and let the comforts of home surround you.

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