Key findings

  • Chester has a Livability Score of 44/100, which is considered poor
  • Chester crime rates are 157% higher than the Pennsylvania average
  • Cost of living in Chester is 9% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • Chester real estate prices are 60% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • Rental prices in Chester are 6% lower than the Pennsylvania average

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      Top Rated Schools in Chester

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Stetser El SchoolPK - 630127%
      Widener Partnership CsKG - 843218%
      Chester Community CsKG - 82,91114%
      Stem At Showalter7 - 1273214%
      Chester Upland School Of ArtsPK - 546810%
      Chester High School9 - 129379%
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      Chester Reviews

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      Depressing, old & awful

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      This is among r top 10 worst cities in the IUSa. Just LOOK at the housing..it;s slum. Stay away they are always selling out of roach & rat traps.wonder why Camden is nicer these days.
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      The Up and Coming Philadelphia Suburb

      Attractions7/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife3/10
      Dining3/10
      Shopping3/10
      Chester Pennsylvania has been an interesting and exciting place to live in the Philadelphia area. I've found Chester to be very diverse.

      I like Chester with the close proximity between Philadelphia and Wilmington. Living in Chester means I am living 18 Miles outside of Philadelphia. Chester sits at the base of the bridge into New Jersey so I can be at the beach in an hour! The location makes Chester a perfect home base to all the local happenings. Chester opened a Casino with Horse Racing and built a new stadium for the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team. I have never been bored while in Chester!

      As far as job opportunities, most jobs are outside of Chester in Philadelphia. There is a major hospital and university in Chester so if you are in the medical field or education field your commute is an easy one. If you choose to work in Philadelphia, there are many public transportation options to work.
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      Source: The Chester, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).