380 3 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Chester, PA
Located on the Delaware River, Chester is about halfway between Philadelphia and Wilmington. Once a historic town with a booming shipping industry, the population has been cut in half when many industries pulled out in the 1960s.
In the early part of the millennium, Chester qualified for state tax breaks to draw in industry and waterfront development. Additionally, Harrah’s Casino and Race Track and a soccer stadium and have been installed in town. However, rehabilitating an entire impoverished city is a long and arduous process, and many residents have seen little benefit from the new industry.
Of course it's not all bad, and you're moving there for a reason, so let’s talk neighborhoods and rentals.
North of I-95, the neighborhoods have nicer rentals as they were developed as suburbs during Chester’s brief golden age. Widener University and the Crozer-Chester Medical Center are located in this region. Around Widener you’ll find some studio apartments for rent with some short term lease options that cater to students.
Farther north you’ll find the occasional rental home in some suburban developments, as well as nicer apartments for rent. One good thing about living in an economically depressed city is that there are tons of inexpensive apartments for rent. In general, you’ll only have to pay between $500-700 for a two bedroom.
Pet friendly apartments in Chester are hit or miss. A lot of that desirable housing to the north is less likely to allow four-legged residents. Allow yourself plenty of time to locate and secure an apartment if you’re relocating with your dog.
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Looking for 3 bedroom apartments in Chester provides more space for multiple roommates sharing costs, or a family looking to settle in. Look for apartments that fit your lifestyle with proximity to green space, restaurants, entertainment, or quality schools.
Take your time when considering the layout during a tour of 3 bedroom apartments. Some bedrooms may be smaller than the others. This could work out well for roommates who want to adjust their share of the cost depending on who gets the largest and smallest bedroom. If you’re renting the entire space for yourself, make sure the rooms work well for the configuration you’re looking for, including a main bedroom, guest room, and office.
Consider the outdoor space when renting 3 bedroom apartments in Chester. A larger apartment may come with both a balcony off the living room and Juliet doors in the main bedroom. A small yard out back, rooftop terrace, and other outdoor amenities may also be available.