Chester, VA

Located just 15 miles outside of Richmond, Chester is a wonderful community for families who are looking for a “small-town” vibe.

Enjoy the “Small Town” Lifestyle


Located just 15 miles outside of Richmond, Chester is a wonderful community for families who are looking for a “small-town” vibe. Chester was first established around the year 1900 and is fraught with historic significance. Chester was a stop along the railroad and is the site of both American Revolution and Civil War battle sites. Chester has since grown from their once-quaint origins into a bustling community which has recently seen an uptick in brand-new homes. Overall, Chester is home to a diverse range of neighborhoods, shopping centers, restaurants, and parks, offering residents a comfortable and convenient lifestyle.

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Chester is also home to several historic sites, such as the Henricus Historical Park, which is a living history museum that showcases the history of the area's early English settlement. Additionally, Chester is a great area to live if you love the outdoors. Residents love visiting Point of Rocks, Iron Bridge Park, Pocahontas State Park, and the James River.


Our clients love Chester, VA for the affordability, family friendly neighborhoods, and living a "small-town" lifestyle while just being 25 minutes from Virginia's capital city. It also makes a great location for people who are commuting for work to Richmond or the Tri-Cities area as 288 and I-95 pass through the area.  Team Hensley has helped many clients over the past 20 years in Chester, VA and know the community inside and out!

Popular Chester Neighborhoods:

Arbor Landing

Chester Village Green

Stonebridge Gardens

Stoney Glen


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Overview for Chester, VA, VA

22,512 people live in Chester, VA, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $34,539. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.4 years

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Schools in Chester, VA, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Chester, VA. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Ecoff Elementary
PreK - 5th
C.C. Wells Elementary
PreK - 5th
C.E. Curtis Elementary
PreK - 5th
9th - 12th

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