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Living in Chester, VA

History resides in Chester, Virginia, as a stop on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad and the site of a Civil War battle. Today, whether residents are reading The Village News or relaxing on the banks of Ashton Creek, everyone finds their own little piece of paradise in Chester. If you want to be near the action in Richmond without actually living there, Chester, Virginia, is the ideal bedroom community since it's less than 17 miles from the state's capital. Even if Richmond doesn't call to you, you can enjoy plenty of activities without leaving Chester.

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Things to Do in Chester, Virginia

Living in Chester means you'll never face a shortage of activities to enjoy. Instead of driving to Richmond's historical sites, you can head over to Henricus Historical Park. The park will transport you back to 17th-century Henricus, the site where battles were waged and treaties forged between early settlers and Native Americans.

If history wasn't your favorite class in school but you still need something to do, just head over to the R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, where you'll find picnic areas and athletic facilities, as well as a floating boardwalk. If you don't want to pack your own picnic, the intersection of West Hundred Road and Highway 301 is where you'll find everything from casual dining to fast food.

If you can't quite find what you're looking for around your Chester neighborhood, you're only a five-mile drive from Chesterfield, where you'll find museums, historical sites, and canoes and kayaks to rent for an adventure at Pocahontas State Park. You can also hike, bike, swim, fish, or camp at the park.

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Housing in Chester

Looking at Chester real estate, you'll notice a few housing options. The majority of housing options are single-family homes, but if an apartment is your ideal living space, there are complexes along Chester Village Drive and right across Redwater Creek. Whatever housing you choose, you'll have easy access to the shopping, dining, history, and outdoor activities that Chester, VA, offers.


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  • History buffs enjoy paying a visit to Henricus Historical Park, the site of the second successful English settlement, as well as the first English hospital, first college in the New World, and the English home of Pocahontas.
  • R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks appeals to outdoor and sports enthusiasts alike with its wide variety of park amenities, including tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, walking trails, floating boardwalk, picnic areas, and a playground.
  • If your idea of a weekend getaway includes hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and swimming, Pocahontas State Park is just a short drive away.


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