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Chester Apartments
Last updated January 27 2023 at 8:54 AM

960 Apartments in Chester, Virginia

Chester Apartment Renter's Guide

What locals are saying

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

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. $$

Chester Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Chester is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Chester is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Chester is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Chester


Elementary Schools

6 /10
C E Curtis Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
696 Students
19 Reviews
696
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5 /10
C.C. Wells Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
618 Students
9 Reviews
618
Students
9 Reviews
5 /10
Ecoff Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
796 Students
14 Reviews
796
Students
14 Reviews

High Schools

4 /10
Thomas Dale High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,353 Students
23 Reviews
2,353
Students
23 Reviews
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Chester Village Green Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
2 Bedrooms
$1,627
998 sqft
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 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
1 Bedroom
$1,460
603 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,576
824 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,858
1106 sqft
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 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
1 Bedroom
$1,562
636 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,694
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,272
1416 sqft
Luxury living is waiting for you at The Jane at Moore's Lake. Our brand-new one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent in Chester, VA, blend modern, sophisticated interiors with functional features, including high ceilings and in-home washer and dryer. Our resort-style community is crafted to make your days feel like a vacation. Be the first to live in one of our new apartments and discover what life is all about at The Jane at Moore's Lake.
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Chesterfield Gardens Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
2 Bedrooms
$1,512
998 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,831
1120 sqft
Located just minutes from I-95, I-295 and highway 288 for shopping and dining. Community features 24 hour gym, parking, tennis court and Google fiber connection. New construction!
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Rivermont Crossing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
2 Bedrooms
$1,640
1107 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,865
1265 sqft
RESORT STYLE LIVING! Whether you want to create your next culinary masterpiece in your chefs-caliber kitchen or get social with neighbors at one of our many indoor or outdoor amenities, Rivermont Crossing offers you plenty of opportunities to enjoy your home your way.
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Ashton Creek Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$1,211
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,408
974 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,509
1128 sqft
Located on 26 acres and nestled among towering redwood trees, Ashton Creek is a peaceful rental community in Chester, Virginia. Ashton Creek is conveniently located just minutes from I-95, Highway 144, and the greater Richmond area’s many elegant restaurants and premier shopping hubs.Featuring one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes with spacious floor plans, and private patios/balconies, Ashton Creek is a pet-friendly community with a sparkling swimming pool, grilling area, tennis court, and volleyball court.Our professional management team works diligently to give our residents the attention and service they deserve. Convenient access to Greater Richmond’s pleasures and friendly management staff make Ashton Creek a great place to call home!
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Hyde Park Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
$1,102
700 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,574
1400 sqft
Amidst rolling hills and woodlands, rental community Hyde Park Townhomes sits in the heart of Chesterfield County in Chester, VA, and is just minutes from I-95 and the greater Richmond area’s many elegant restaurants and premier shopping hubs. Featuring one, two and three-bedroom apartments with spacious open floor plans, Hyde Park Townhomes is a pet-friendly community with a resort-style pool and sundeck, two playgrounds and tennis courts.Our professional management team and 24-hour licensed/accredited maintenance teams work together to give our residents the service they deserve. Convenient access and a country setting, combined with the largest floor plans south of the James River, make Hyde Park Townhomes a great place to call home!
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The Reserve at Rivington Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
1 Bedroom
$1,555
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,765
1034 sqft
The Reserve at Rivington is located at 12000 Reserve Manor Circle Chester, VA and is managed by Cathcart Management, LLC, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. The Reserve at Rivington offers 1 to 2 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 751 to 1375 sq.ft. Amenities include Clubhouse, Large Closets, Pool and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. Property is located in the 23831 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office at (804) 414-8665 or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Park at Village Green Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
1 Bedroom
$1,502
821 sqft
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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11300 Jefferson Davis Hwy Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
1 Bedroom
$895
1 bedroom with all utilities included Large living room Kitchen with fridge and stove Big bedroom Walk in closet A/C To qualify you have to have income making a min of 2 times the rent, no negative rental history, and credit score above 550
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13021 Birchleaf Rd, Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
4 Bedrooms
$2,985
3162 sqft
Available 02/01/23 13021 Birchleaf Rd, Chester, VA 23831 - Property Id: 1004820 Home in BEAUTIFUL Hidden Valley in heart of Chester Va All brick home on .466 acre with a large front porch to relax and enjoy. This home boasts: Open foyer with slate flooring with French doors leading into Spacious large rooms, Formal Living room with fireplace for entertaining those special moments, Formal Dining room to entertain your family and friends, Beautiful eat-in kitchen with bay window giving lots of natural sunlight, lots of cabinets for plenty of storage, Kitchen Island with butcher block top, Spacious primary suite with 2 closets, and a walk-in closet and bathroom. Large second bedroom with private half bath and 2 closets. The other bedrooms feature 2 closets in each room. Very spacious hallway bathroom with double vanity. The home has plenty of places for storage including an attic. Great home for you to make your own for your family, making memories and a place to call HOME!! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/13021-birchleaf-rd-chester-va/1004820 Property Id 1004820 (RLNE7897630)
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3219 Castlebury Dr Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
1786 sqft
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4400 Village Creek Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2218 sqft
Wonderful move in ready 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on a corner lot in Chester Village Green. The home has a wonderful master suite with jetted tub, walk in closet and loads of space. The other bedrooms are generous. The home has a rear entry two car garage, large eat in kitchen, formal dining with French door access to a patio and large living room with fireplace. The home is convenient to shopping, dining, entertainment and I-95 and Ironbridge Rd.
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Colony Village Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
$1,186
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,488
884 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,898
1266 sqft
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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White Oak Luxury Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
1 Bedroom
$1,494
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,728
1068 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,957
1305 sqft
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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River Forest Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
1 Bedroom
$1,224
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,427
1082 sqft
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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14201 Harrowgate Rd Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
House for rent near 301 Highway Chester VA - Property Id: 176677 House for rent $1900 per month. This is a Single-Family ranch home located at 14201 Harrowgate Rd, Chester, VA 23831 4 beds, 2 full baths, with great parking space, spacious attic and basement. Refinished hardwood floor, few new appliances! Few min drives to major shopping complex, restaurants and school! Quick and easy access to 95 Highway and 288 highways! Available January 15th. Interested, please email fytee2@gmail.com or call/text 804-491-6266 No pets and Non-smoker please Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/14201-harrowgate-rd-chester-va/176677 Property Id 176677 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7871441)
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10124 Brightwood Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
900 sqft
2 Bedroom Ranch with large Storage Garage - For Rent available now 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom ranch with large ( no vehicle access ) garage. Property has well water and septic, baseboard heat, no central cooling. Large Kitchen. NO PETS. Refrigerator provided, tenant to provide own washer & Dryer and window units in summer. Rental criteria :https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lYpd3hRkB8p2SGzWbCL-8HZtPqY6FFRQ/view No Pets Allowed (RLNE7856032)
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3112 Poplar View Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
2380 sqft
Stately 4 bedroom colonial in Ashley Forest subdivision in the heart of Chester - Stately 4 bedroom colonial in Ashley Forest subdivision in the heart of Chester. Home features include extensive hardwood flooring, crown molding, ceiling fans, angled bay window in kitchen, breakfast bar, 2 car garage with automatic door opener, screened in back porch with separate deck, large primary bedroom with attached sitting room, vaulted ceiling in primary bedroom, double bowl vanity, shower and soaking tub in primary bath, large 4th bedroom over garage, huge detached shed, and a fenced in back yard. Home is located in Chester close to local shopping, schools, grocery stores, and Interstates 95 & 288. (RLNE7817547)
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6125 West Stonepath Garden Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
2300 sqft
Amazing 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhouse in Chester. Amenities included: balcony, central air, central heat, deck, dishwasher, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, washer dryer, and yard. No Utilities included. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Jan 2nd 2023. $2,400/month rent. $2,400 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Ian H at 804-352-3446 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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3000 Perlock Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1400 sqft
Wonderful neighborhood, 3 bed, rancher with tons of space - House has been freshly painted throughout and new carpet installed. This fantastic rancher boasts a great room and living room plus large eat in kitchen with tons of cabinet and counter space. Plus 1.5 baths and 3 bedrooms. This is such a unique home with an amazing yard, completely fenced in the back with a deck and two very large sheds for storage. Home is located in a wonderful Chester neighborhood with central heat and ac. This is a must see for anyone renting. Office number is 8047779252 office is not always avail to answer calls but leave a message and we will call you back. (RLNE7579456)
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Austin Woods Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 50
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1261 sqft
Finding your ideal apartment home just got easier – Austin Woods Apartment Homes has the location, amenities and features to make you want to plant your roots in North Chesterfield, Virginia. Austin Woods draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape and former site use as a Christmas tree farm to highlight woodsy and natural elements in the theme of this community’s stylish features. A contemporary resort-style swimming pool, theater room, 24/7 fitness center, business center and garages are just some of the thoughtful elements included in this community to enhance your living experience.
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Courthouse Green Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
1 Bedroom
$1,313
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,543
925 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,763
1125 sqft
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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Garden Springs Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
1 Bedroom
$1,415
868 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
1007 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,922
1306 sqft
ONE MONTH FREE on 14-15 month lease terms or $750 OFF 1st Full Month's Rent on 12-13 month leases. PLUS, ½ OFF Admin Fee when you apply by 1/31/23. Vacant apartments only. Restrictions apply. Call now for details.Appointments Encouraged. Walk-Ins Welcome.We are ready to help you find your new home. Call now to connect with a Team Member and schedule a tour in-person or virtually!
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Apartment Rentals in Chester start at $850/month.

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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Chester. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University, Christopher Newport University, College of William and Mary, and University of Mary Washington.