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Last updated August 18 at 4:20AM
4407 Village Creek Drive
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated August 17 at 1:42AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
12136 Rotunda Lane
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated August 17 at 10:55AM
5 Bedrooms
$3,000
1607 Astwood Cove Drive
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated July 15 at 9:59AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,095
107 Tralee Drive
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated August 17 at 1:27AM
5 Bedrooms
$2,100
Results within 1 miles of Chester, VA
4725 Cronin Drive
Jeff Davis
Richmond, VA
Updated July 25 at 9:16AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
Results within 5 miles of Chester, VA
4602 Mason Dale Way
Meadowbook
Richmond, VA
Updated August 17 at 10:48AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
3937 Eagle Dr.
Hopewell
Hopewell, VA
Updated August 4 at 1:10PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
210 Hamilton Avenue
Violet Bank-Flora Hill
Colonial Heights, VA
Updated August 10 at 10:45AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
8233 Indian Springs Rd.
Meadowbook
Richmond, VA
Updated August 9 at 10:02AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
Golf Course Rd
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated August 17 at 10:41AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Sulphur Springs Ter
Chester
Chester, VA
Updated August 16 at 7:46AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
Sunset Knoll Rd
Richmond
Richmond, VA
Updated August 10 at 12:04PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
Quinnford Blvd
Bellwood
Richmond, VA
Updated August 17 at 8:50AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
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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

August 2017 Chester Rent Report

Welcome to the August 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 slightly over the past month

Chester rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chester stand at $1,080 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,240 for a two-bedroom. This is the second 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 1.7%, but trails the national average of 2.9%.

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, all of them have seen prices rise. Virginia as a whole has logged a 1.7% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities outside the Richmond metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,060; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Centreville experiencing the fastest growth (+4.8%).
  • Centreville, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.8%, 3.1%, and 2.9%, respectively).

Chester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Chester has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases, while in a few cases, rents have actually declined. Chester is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Chester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,240 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Chester remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.0%), Dallas (+2.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,110 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chester than most large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, 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.

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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.

About Rent Reports:

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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.