Chester Township, New Jersey

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Chester, NJ - Area and Community Information

Chester Township is in Morris County, NJ. It is 27 miles from Newark NJ and 37 miles from Manhattan NY. Residents of Chester often work as top executives and managers in the professional services, finance, manufacturing and retail. Kids from Chester homes attend one primary school, one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. Colleges include County College of Morris, Drew University and Raritan Valley Community College. Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto and actor James Gandolfini are from Chester.

Chester developed at the crossroads of paths by the Black River. It was named Chester, for the city in England from which settlers of the town originated. Farming was the backbone of Chester properties until iron was found in the area. Mills processed the iron ore, especially for use in the Civil War, until mines in the west were discovered. When that happened, farming again became the anchor of the economy. Apples, food, dairy and sheep were the area's cash crops. As the 19th century was born, Chester became a get-away for tired New Yorkers. They came to the taverns to gossip and relax after a hard week. Today, Chester retains its small-town aura, despite modern industry and commerce. Learn more Chester history from this interesting site which documents the Town's long and varied history.

New owners of Chester NJ homes for sale will delight in the eight parks maintained by Chester Township. Chubb Park has athletic fields, ice skating and sledding arrangements, playground and walking paths. Tiger Brook Park offers fishing, camping and hiking. Hiking trails connect Tiger Brook Park to the 159.5 acre MacGregor Preserve, a mostly wooded space with a brook flowing through it. Other parks in the area consist of wooded and open spaces. Some area parks are found with water running through them much to the appreciation and relaxation of the Chester home buyer. More information can be found about the Chester Township Parks and recreational spaces at this website.

Patsy Soden, a Chester Realtor, can inform possible buyers of homes in Chester aboutChestersign.jpg town events. Events give new homeowners a chance to learn about the area as well as the community. For example, the Huff and Puff after You Stuff 5K Run for Margaret Walling is an event to help a sick child with medical bills. The Christmas Cookie sale, the Festival of Trees and a Holiday Dinner and Dance party should give new homeowners a chance to meet some of their future neighbors. Future residents can find more events here.

Patsy Soden is also able to point the new home buyer toward some of the various area attractions. Discover Historic Chester. Shoppers will enjoy the 80+ specialty shops that feature highly sought-after antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, accessories and more... Chester is also home to one of the Best Craft Shows in the nation, numerous farms and parks as well as the renowned Cooper Gristmill.

Although Chester is in many ways a contemporary suburban town, it's streets and storefronts still exude a quiet charm reflecting it's colorful and historic past. Chester offers residents a rich heritage and old world charm combined with the comforts and innovations of the modern world! Discover your Chester Dream home today !



Patsy Soden
Patsy Soden
Broker/Sales Associate