Chester is a town in Orange County, N.Y., in the southeastern part of the state, about 60 miles northwest of New York City. Near Monroe and Goshen, Chester is a residential community in a rural region. There are plenty of suburban neighborhoods as well as farms close to Chester. Homes for rent in Chester are perfect for families looking to get away from the bustling cities in the south. Chester is great for young kids because of the plentiful outdoor recreational opportunities. The Rock Sports Park, Chester Commons Park and Community Park offer space for families to play soccer, tennis, baseball and most other sports.
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Chester is a safe and friendly town that includes the hamlet Sugarloaf and a village also called Chester.
Philadelphia-style cream cheese, the now-famous bagel topping, was first created in Chester by dairy farmer William Lawrence. It was named after the Pennsylvania city because of its reputation as a place for good food rather than any geographical relation.
The area now known as Chester was first settled by the English in 1703. It's named for Chester England.
Helpful Resources for Residents
Many citizens of Chester get their local news, entertainment and sports from The Chronicle, a locally published newspaper.