Historic Chester, one of Morris County's best kept secrets with its country atmosphere, brick sidewalks and old school feel, is a true gem.
With 80+ specialty shops consisting of antiques, clothing, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, accessories, etc. there’s no shortage of things to shop for. In addition, the scrumptious restaurants are delightful with many sidewalk cafes to enjoy when the weather’s nice of course.
Chester Township and Chester Borough is located about 40 miles west of New York City. The area features many Victorian style homes and some palatial estates. Chester boasts many parks, hiking trails, farms and so much more. Throughout the year there are craft fairs, home tours, concerts, and many other community events. It’s has a true community feel about it.
Chester Borough, a separate municipality surrounded entirely by Chester Township is equally as charming with a more residential feel. Many homes here have large sprawling properties.
Chester School District:
Students in public school for pre kindergarten
through eighth grade attend the Chester School District, together with children from Chester Borough. Public schools here are highly rated and are Dickerson Elementary School grades: Pre K-2; Bragg Intermediate School: grades 3-5; and Black River Middle School grades: 6-8.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades in both communities attend West Morris Mendham High School, which also serves students from the surrounding Morris county school districts of Mendham Borough and Mendham Township.
Commuting from Chester:
Chester Township is located about 40 miles west of New York City with easy access to many local highways. Your trip by car will take you about 45 minutes to an hour, traffic permitting.