Chester Real Estate

    Living in Chester, NY

    The birthplace of Philadelphia-style cream cheese, Chester was formed in 1845 with an economy based on dairy products. Today, this historic, pastoral town has an active community with year-round Park & Recreation activities.

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    Local Amenities
    Chester has several parks, including Goose Pond Mountain State Park. These parks offer vast mountain views, plenty of hiking trails, and even year-round activities. Chester has two hamlets, both dating back to the 1700s: Sugar Loaf and East Chester. The town is also home to Camp Monroe, a private Jewish summer camp that is partially open to the public, and includes several tennis courts, ball fields, two indoor gymnasiums, and a swimming pool.

    Schools
    Children in Chester attend Chester Elementary School for kindergarten to fifth grade, then Chester Academy for sixth to twelfth grade.

    Places of Worship
    Congregation Bnai Yoel
    Craigville Bible Church
    New Life Worship Center
    Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
    St. Columba Church
    First Presbyterian Church
    Sunrise Baptist Church

    Transportation
    Bus service is provided by Coach USA to The Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.