Chester, VA is found in the southeastern part of the beautiful Chesterfield County. The cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell, & Colonial  Heights surround Chester, and it is only a 20-minute drive north to the state's capital. Chester is known just as much for its history as it is for the recreational opportunities it offers. Both the James & the Appomattox Rivers flow in at the city's eastern border and give Chester its unique, natural beauty. 

Chester Real Estate

Chester real estate is not without its amenities. Many dining options are along Iron Bridge Road and West Hundred Road, which bisects Chester from east to west. Those looking for fresh, local produce and treats can pay a visit each Saturday to the Chester Village Farmer’s Market, open from morning until noon. Breckenridge Shopping Center is a convenient place for some retail, dining, and professional services. Chester is bounded in the east by the I-95, and is a quick and convenient way to access Richmond and other counties in the surrounding area.

Those who are adventurous and live an active lifestyle and well served in Chester. Just across from Chester are the woods, wetlands, and wildlife of 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area, on the James River, where you can explore the multi-use trails, go bird-watching in every season, or explore the area’s waters by kayak or canoe. Just a 15-minute westward drive to the popular 7,950-acre Pocahontas State Park will open up even more recreational possibilities for you and your family all year long.

Chester, VA History

Henricus Historical Park is a living history museum, a reconstruction of the original town of Henricus (the original location of which has long been forgotten). Henricus was established in the 17th century by the first English settlers and was the second successful city in the New World, built along the James River. During the Civil War, the Battle of Chester Station was fiercely fought there in Chester.

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