A small peaceful town surrounded by beautiful countryside


Welcome to Chester Township

A small peaceful town surrounded by beautiful countryside

 Chester Township is a small, quiet and peaceful town that embodies the quintessential local lifestyle. Nestled in the beautiful countryside, the town is known for its idyllic rural charm, friendly community, and laid-back atmosphere. The town is surrounded by natural beauty, with rolling hills, scenic parks, and tranquil lakes.
It is filled with nostalgic charm due to its rich history dating back to colonial times with many historic buildings and landmarks that have been lovingly preserved. This gives this beautiful town a sense of history and timelessness that is rare in modern life. 
It's the perfect place for those seeking a relaxed, peaceful, and close-knit community.
You will find this irresistible town located in the heart of Morris County, making it conveniently located to many nearby areas, including New York City.
What to Love

Excellent in-town amenities, including pools, parks, shopping and so much more
Beautiful homes in a verity of settings
A friendly, safe and welcoming community in a charming setting
Quick commutes to surrounding areas and under an hour to New York City

Local Lifestyle

Chester Township is a family-friendly community where children can ride bikes, play in the parks and playgrounds and participate in events, while parents can relax and enjoy all of the local amenities. It has a tight-knit community where residents value traditional family values and a slower-paced lifestyle. The community spirit in Chester Township is strong and supportive, with many local organizations and groups working to enhance the quality of life for its residents. It is well known for being a safe and welcoming community with an abundant of friendly residents. In addition to this beautiful countryside setting, Chester also attracts many families because of its highly rated schools. Overall, the local lifestyle in Chester Township is a mix of suburban and rural living that embraces community, nature and a slower pace of life.


Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Chester Township cradles the Borough, where you can easily spend hours strolling the Main Street, which is dotted with cafes and restaurants, art galleries, bakeries and boutiques. There's undoubtedly a strong sense of community build around the small businesses, creating a warm and friendly hometown atmosphere. The town has a vibrant arts community, with galleries, shops and studios showcasing local artists and craftsmen. Visitors come from all over to spend their day here and I'm sure some of their favorite spots would include Sally Lunn's Tearoom, Redwoods Grill & Bar, Benito's Trattoria and so much more. There's never a shortage of entertainment, as Chester hosts several annual events which includes street fairs, live music, seasonal festivals such as the Chester Harvest Celebration which marks the start of autumn, with pumpkin painting, apple cider, and plenty of festive activities for the entire family. The Chester PBA Fishing Contest, hosted by the local police department is a fun and exciting event for locals of all ages. The Chester Food Truck & Music Festival is held every summer and is also a popular event for everyone.


Things to Do

The fall season in Chester Township is especially beautiful, as the leaves turn golden and red making for picturesque views and memorable family strolls, as well as miles of hiking and biking trails. During the winter, Chester residents love to snowshoe, cross country ski and enjoy sledding on snow days. The farm markets in Chester include Alstede Farms and Stony Hill Farms which offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods, farm to table dining and tons of family-friendly activities. It is home to several parks and wildlife preserves, including the Black River Wildlife Management Area, which offers scenic hiking trails and excellent bird watching.



Chester is made up of two separate municipalities--Chester Borough and Chester Township.  The Borough homes circle the main street area and are often walking distance to the charming center of town.  Main Street has quaint shops as well as places to stop for lunch or dinner.  If it's ice cream you are looking for, Taylor's ice cream has been an icon of the Town.  After a rec baseball or soccer game, you may see the teams gather at DQ.  On Sundays there is a local farmers' market.   All in all Main Street Chester is a very special place.

Most of the Township has 2 acre zoning.  If you are looking for a tranquil lifestyle with a great sense of community, Chester Township may be the answer for you. It is the suburbs at its finest.  The Township offers a number of communities where children can play on the street with other neighborhood children.  Or if you prefer a more private setting, that can easily be found as well.  It is common to pass homes that have stables wit horses grazing outside.

The school system ranks highly in the State.  Students attend West Morris Mendham High School.  The high school is one of the few in this area to offer the International Baccalaureate program. 

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Car is needed
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
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