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112 Apartments for rent in Chester, VA

Despite the area having the lowest crime rate in the Richmond metropolitan area, residents still sleep with one eye open, since the ghosts of civil war battles and the “Lady in Red” g... Read Guide >
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Rivermont Crossing
1530 River Tree Dr
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:31am
2 Bedrooms
$1,080
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
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River Forest Apartments
5701 Quiet Pine Cir
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 12:02pm
1 Bedroom
$995
2 Bedrooms
$1,090
Luxury apartment complex located just 3 miles west of I-95 and close to VA-288 for easy access to downtown. Feature 9-foot ceilings and gas fireplaces. Resort-style swimming pool and cardio fitness center.
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White Oak Luxury Apartments
1920 Dunlap Cres
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,103
3 Bedrooms
$1,340
Great location for commuters just off of I-95. Residents enjoy in-unit laundry, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Luxurious community amenities include 24-hour gym, courtyard, tennis court, and pool table.
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Garden Springs
10801 Dylans Walk Rd
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 12:01pm
1 Bedroom
$1,070
2 Bedrooms
$1,180
3 Bedrooms
$1,370
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Chester Village Green
3534 Festival Park Plz
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
2 Bedrooms
$1,081
3 Bedrooms
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Residents of this community enjoy a tennis court, clubhouse, key fob access and 24-hour fitness center. Apartments feature in-unit laundry and fireplaces. Various retail options are just a walk away along West Hundred Road.
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Festival Park
3524 Festival Park Plz
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,332
Prime location in the heart of Chester and close to I-95 and I-288. Homes feature bamboo flooring, high ceilings, large windows, and in-unit washer/dryers. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, tennis court, and pool.
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The Jane at Moore's Lake
12310 Jefferson Davis Highway
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
$1,145
2 Bedrooms
$1,315
3 Bedrooms
$1,640
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Park at Village Green
3544 Festival Park Plz
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
$1,165
Nearby West Hundred Road provides all the shopping and dining options residents of this community could need. Amenities include garage parking, tennis court and 24-hour gym. Apartments are furnished and feature hardwood flooring and fireplaces.
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12354 Mason Avenue
12354 Mason Avenue
Chester, VA
Updated January 19 at 01:28pm
2 Bedrooms
$760
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Colony Village Apartments
10250 Colony Village Way
Bellwood, VA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
$879
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Minutes from I-95. Apartments feature many upgrades including a fireplace, granite countertops and hardwood floors. Available furnished. On-site yoga, pool, coffee bar and fit pit. 24-hour gym and garage available.
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10500 Chalkley Road
10500 Chalkley Road
Chesterfield County, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
4612 Tooley Drive
4612 Tooley Drive
Chesterfield County, VA
Updated January 19 at 01:28pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
13810 Laurel Spring Road
13810 Laurel Spring Road
Chesterfield County, VA
Updated January 19 at 01:28pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
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Crystal Lakes Townhomes
3501 Meadowdale Blvd
Meadowbrook, VA
Updated January 19 at 01:22pm
1 Bedroom
$635
2 Bedrooms
$785
3 Bedrooms
$835
Spacious apartments and townhomes in a pet-friendly community with basketball courts, playgrounds, fishing lakes, fitness trail and a pool. Units have large closets, patios and fully-equipped kitchens.
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Colonial Court
64 Colonial Ct
Colonial Heights, VA
Updated January 19 at 01:32pm
2 Bedrooms
$670
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Heritage Pointe & Remuda Crossing
2796 Goolsby Ave
Bensley, VA
Updated January 19 at 12:23pm
2 Bedrooms
$823
Near Jefferson Davis Highway, these pet-friendly, two-bedroom apartment homes feature remodeled interiors, plenty of storage space and a pool. Chesterfield Towne Center and Stonebridge Mall are minutes away.
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Courthouse Green
6417 Statute St
Richmond, VA
Updated January 19 at 01:22pm
1 Bedroom
$855
2 Bedrooms
$925
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
These traditional Chesterfield homes are close to Interstate 95 and just 15 minutes from downtownn Richmond. Units boast bathtubs, ceiling fans and ice makers. Playground, pool and tennis court are all located on-site.
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Meridian Watermark
6500 Caymus Way
Richmond, VA
Updated January 19 at 01:31pm
1 Bedroom
$1,020
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
3 Bedrooms
$1,590
Community features a 24-hour fitness center, business center, clubhouse, movie theater, and swimming pool. Apartments have balcony, full-size washer/dryer, and gourmet kitchens. Large, open floor plans with lots of light.
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1621 Camerons Landing Boulevard
1621 Camerons Landing Boulevard
Hopewell, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
6620 Glebe Point Road
6620 Glebe Point Road
Chesterfield County, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,999
6038 Deerwater Ct
6038 Deerwater Court
Chesterfield County, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
19249 Brevard Drive
19249 Brevard Drive
Chesterfield County, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
1534 Mount Pleasant Driv
1534 Mount Pleasant Drive
Colonial Heights, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
4409 Exwick Ct.
4409 Exwick Court
Meadowbrook, VA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
City GuideChester
Despite the area having the lowest crime rate in the Richmond metropolitan area, residents still sleep with one eye open, since the ghosts of civil war battles and the “Lady in Red” ghost of Wrexham Hall are rumored to live nearby.

Chester is a bedroom community of Richmond that puts up a good fight against being immersed in the area’s suburban sprawl. It originally was only a train station at the midpoint of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad and the site of the little-known Battle of Chester Station near the end of the Civil War. Over the next century, the farms and forests surrounding the station gave way to the residential neighborhoods of this small commuter town, located about 15 miles south of downtown Richmond. Chester may be the place for you if you're looking for new apartments with ample amenities, better-than-average schools, and easy access to chain stores and golf courses, 

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. $$

January 2019 Chester Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 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.

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January 2019 Chester Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 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 2.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chester stand at $1,110 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,290 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in July. Chester's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.9% 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 $2,070; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Portsmouth, where a two-bedroom goes for $930, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.0%).
    • Arlington, Alexandria, and Richmond have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.3%, 2.9%, and 2.9%, respectively).

    Chester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Chester, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Chester is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Chester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,290 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 2.3% increase in Chester.
    • While Chester's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chester than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than twice 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.

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    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.

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    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.