For those who may be interested in purchasing a home in Chester, Stoney Glen is one of the more popular choices. Home to some of the more fairly priced properties in the area,
Stoney Glen residents still enjoy a plethora of great amenities for all family members and close proximity to Highways 288 and 301, and Interstate 95. With central Richmond located just 15 miles up the interstate, exciting nights out enjoying downtown's nightlife, culture, and culinary scenes are frequently enjoyed pleasures.
Stoney Glen is comprised of Stoney Glen West and Stoney Glen South. The biggest difference between the two sections are the HOAs. Stoney Glen South offers a large playground and park space where Stoney Glen West offers a jogging path, pool, and playground.
The surrounding Chester neighborhood was first established around the year 1900. Chester was a stop along the railroad and is fraught with historic significance. 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. Many of Stoney Glen's homes, both newer and more established, are spacious and have proven to be a great value over the years.
What to Love
- Established and close-knit neighborhood
- Convenient location positions residents along multiple major thoroughfares
- Great amenities
Families from all walks of life have settled into Stoney Glen. As one of Chester's more established neighborhoods, many residents are very impressed with the great value their home purchase here has retained. Stoney Glen is centrally located, making commutes to the office or excursions to neighboring metro Richmond areas easy. Locals can find uber-convenient big-box stores, local eats, and adorable, old-timey shops in Chester‘s quaint downtown.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Those needing to get out of the house are never more than a few minutes away from anything one could ever want or need. Both nationally recognized names and local favorites abound, offering a sweet mix of middle-ground options.
El Patron Cantina is one of the neighborhood's favorite watering holes, great for young professionals, families, and everyone in between. A spacious, airy dining room with soaring ceilings is accented by bright colors and rustic, traditional decor, where guests enjoy south-of-the-border plates of enchiladas, tacos, grande burritos, and other traditional favorites. Their selection of colorful, frozen margaritas in a variety of flavors is the best accompaniment for dinnertime.
A large selection of fresh seafood is served at Riptides. This family-owned and operated restaurant boasts a smart, yet casual dining room, oyster bar, and only uses the highest quality of local ingredients. Riptides’ crabcakes, crab legs, fried shrimp basket, and frog legs are some of the top sellers from their all-encompassing menu featuring a wide array of regional seafood favorites.
Stoney Glen is also very close to several convenient big-box brands. Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and Lidl are all found just down the road, making errands easy to take care of, while offering multiple shopping options to residents.
Things To Do
Iron Bridge Park is one of the more popular sites in the area, and also one of the largest. On its protected 187 acres, visitors can find sporting fields and courts, playgrounds, picnic tables, and close proximity to the First Tee Golf Course. Located in adjacent Harry G Daniel Park, the course does offer membership programs but is open to the public as a whole. The golf course also hosts events throughout the year, such as tournaments for golfers of all ages.