Chester, NY

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Orange County, New York.

Overview for Chester, NY, NY

4,092 people live in Chester, NY, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $40,183. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Chester

Unveiling the Allure of Chester, NY
Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Orange County, New York, lies a hidden gem that awaits discovery – Chester. Offering a tranquil suburban lifestyle while boasting of a serene environment, Chester makes for an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful yet exciting place to call home.
With a population of around 12,000 residents, friendly neighborhoods are plentiful, showcasing an array of charming properties ranging from cozy cottages and spacious single-family homes to luxury living and sprawling acreage. The real estate market in Chester offers a diverse selection of homes for sale, ensuring that aspiring homeowners can find their perfect sanctuary.
Maintaining close proximity to major metropolitan areas, Chester offers easy access to highways which ensure commuters can effortlessly travel to cities like Philadelphia, or New York which is about 60-70 miles away. This proximity makes it a suitable option to have access to the opportunities and amenities of a major city. This convenient location appeals to potential buyers who desire the best of both worlds.
Chester boasts an abundance of natural wonders that beckon nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. From rolling hills adorned with vibrant foliage to cascading waterfalls and pristine lakes, the town's surroundings offer a feast for the senses. Wander along the enchanting Chester Creek, whose gentle babbling accompanies you on a serene stroll through the heart of town. For a more invigorating experience, embark on a hike through the majestic Black Rock Forest, a sanctuary of biodiversity with miles of trails to explore. Nature lovers will find themselves captivated by Chester's natural splendor at every turn.
The town's local events, eateries, and festivals foster a strong sense of belonging, allowing residents to come together and celebrate. Whether it's the annual Chester Food Festival or the Chester Farmers Market, the town offers a diverse range of activities that enrich the lives of its residents and create lasting memories.
For history buffs, Chester's historical heritage will undoubtedly pique their interest. The town proudly preserves its "historic properties," showcasing unique architectural styles and stories from yesteryears. "Colonial-inspired homes" add a touch of elegance to the real estate offerings, providing a glimpse into Chester's storied past while accommodating modern living needs.
Chester offers a little something for everyone. So, if you're searching for a picturesque retreat with a thriving community spirit, consider exploring the real estate opportunities that await you in Chester, New York. Call Clearview Realty and unveil the allure of this beautiful town and discover the perfect place to call home.
Note: Home of Philadelphia Cream Cheese


  1. Rustic Wheelhouse
  2. Christophers Bistro

Places to Visit

  1. Long Lot Farm Brewery
  2. Heritage Trail

Demographics and Employment Data for Chester, NY, NY

Chester, NY has 1,643 households, with an average household size of 2.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chester, NY do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,092 people call Chester, NY home. The population density is 1,904.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

45.41 / 54.59%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Commute Time

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Around Chester, NY, NY

There's plenty to do around Chester, NY, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Walkable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including High Withers Wine & Spirits, Ice Capps, and Butcher's Corner.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.49 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.27 miles 19 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.45 miles 75 reviews 4.9/5 stars
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