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212 Apartments for rent in Chester, VA

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Last updated November 23 at 8:49pm UTC
3812 Terjo Ln
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated November 23 at 12:17pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,399
1103 Cameron Avenue
Enon
Chester, VA
Updated November 23 at 12:23pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
12136 Rotunda Lane
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated November 16 at 12:06pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,600
Results within 1 miles of Chester, VA
Results within 5 miles of Chester, VA
3811 Totty Street
Ettrick
Ettrick, VA
Updated October 26 at 10:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
4013 Frye Terrace
, VA
Updated November 10 at 11:32am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
514 St Matthew St
Petersburg
Petersburg, VA
Updated November 17 at 11:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$775
13319 Naylors Blue Court
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated November 15 at 1:32am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,200
14023 Ramsey Court
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated November 15 at 9:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
4456 Shoremeade Road
Meadowbook
Meadowbrook, VA
Updated November 8 at 11:21am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
Beacon Ridge Dr
Hopewell
Hopewell, VA
Updated October 31 at 7:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
Wright Ave
Shepherd Stadium
Colonial Heights, VA
Updated November 16 at 8:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
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City Guide
Chester
Tips for Renting in Chester

Most businesses and residential neighborhoods in Chester have been built within the last few decades, although they are often interspersed with historical houses and buildings, many of which are reportedly haunted. Wrexham Hall, for example, was built in the late 1700s by Captain Archibald Walthall, and the ghost of his daughter Susannah continues to haunt the building’s grounds, or so they say. But have no fear; you need not worry about renting a haunted apartment, because most rental units in Chester are fairly new and assumedly ghost-free. With Chester’s somewhat low vacancy rate of 4.4 percent, however, you will need to be somewhat strategic in finding the perfect home or apartment to rent. Plan to begin looking for apartments at least 2 months prior to moving from your current home.   

How Much will it Cost?

The median gross rent in Chester is only slightly higher than that of Richmond’s, but expect to pay a bit more to live near the Village Green, Chester’s new town center. In general, the rent for one and two-bedroom units in Chester ranges depending on the age and amenities offered by the apartment complex. Similarly, monthly rent for three and four-bedroom units average a little bit higher. Note that few if any properties offer studio apartments.

Neighborhoods

Village Green: The town strives to maintain a community-oriented village feel with the recent construction of the stylish Village Green in “downtown” Chester. The Village Green includes a fairly new library, shops, a few restaurants, condos, apartments and single-family homes. $$$

Areas outside of downtown Chester: Other neighborhoods generally are surrounded by shopping centers and highways, although apartment complexes often are located on beautiful grounds with ponds and forested areas nearby. Common amenities of these properties include pools, gyms, tennis courts and pet-friendly management. Woof woof. Meow. $$

Rent Report
Chester

November 2017 Chester Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Chester Rent Report. Chester rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chester rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Chester rents increased significantly over the past month

Chester rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chester stand at $1,090 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,250 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Chester's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, but trails the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across cities in Virginia

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Chester, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,030; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Newport News experiencing the fastest growth (+3.4%).
  • Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.3%, 2.0%, and 1.8%, respectively).

Chester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Chester, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Chester is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Chester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,250 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 2.6% increase in Chester.
  • While Chester's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including New York (-0.2%) and Miami (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chester than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is nearly two-and-a-half times the price in Chester.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.