Are you thinking of buying a home in Chester, VA?
Home to more than 306,000 people, Chesterfield County contains seven of the Richmond area’s top 10 subdivisions in terms of new home sales, and there are several large new communities still under way.
(County real estate zones are 52 and 54.)
Chester is located in Chesterfield County, Virginia within the Richmond vicinity. Chester has approximately 420 houses for sale, with an average price of $270,000. There are currently 5 new homes within the same price range. There are several historic places to visit within 30 miles of Chester: Berkeley Plantation, John Marshall House, Richmond National Batttlefield Park, Petersburg National Battlefield, Old Stone House, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Sherwood Forest Plantation, State Capitol, Tuckahoe Plantation, White House of the Confederacy, Henricus Historical Park, and Wickham-Valentine House.
There are also many attractions within driving distance of Chester, Virginia, including: the Half-Way House Restaurant, South Park Mall, Shockoe Slip, Richmond Racetrack, Virginia State Fair, Chesterfield County Fair, Virginia Motorsports Park, Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach.
Goyne Park, located in Chester, is a complex of 33 acres offering the local community fields for football, soccer, baseball, tennis, picnic shelter, and play ground.
Chesterfield County also boasts of more than 3,000 acres of green space at more than 30 parks. The Parks and Recreation Department offers classes, trips, special events and programs.
Chesterfield is also home to Pocahontas State Park, a 7,691 acre park with two lakes and a campground that is ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Located within Chester is Ecoff Park Some of the county’s parks are:
- Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 601 Coxendale Road. Adjacent to the Citie of Henricus, it features 810 acres of hiking, mountain-biking and horse trails, fishing and bird watching. Dutch Gap boat ramp and the boat landing offer access to the river. Call 804-706-9690.
- Henricus Historical Park: 251 Henricus Park Road, on the banks of the James River. Commemorates the Citie of Henricus. Includes period buildings, historical landmarks and visitor center. Call 804-706-1340 or visit www.henricus.org.
- Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge, 6600 White Pine Road on state Route 10. This is 367 acre park has athletic fields, courts, picnic areas and walking trails, and is home to the First Tee golf course.
|Local Government By The Numbers|
|General Information Number||804-748-1000|
|2007-2008 Budget||Chesterfield County, VA $1,165 Billion|
|Real Estate Taxes||Chesterfield County, VA $.97 per $100|
|Personal Property Taxes||Chesterfield County, VA $3.60 per $100|
|Chief Executive/Mayor/County Administrator||Lane B. Ramsey
|Commonwealth’s Attorney||William W. Davenport,
|Dept. Of Public Affairs||Don Kappel,
|Police Chief||Lt. Col Thierry G. Dupuls, 804-748-1266|
|Fire Chief||Paul W. Mauger,
|Commissioner Of Revenue||Joseph A. Horbal,
|City Council/ Board Of Supervisors||Kelly Miller, Dale Dist., chair; Renny Humphrey, Matoaca Dist., vice chair; R.M. “Dickie” King Jr., Bermuda Dist.; Donald Sowder, Midlothian Dist.; Arthur Warren, Clover Hill Dist.|
|Schools 2007-2008||2 Public High Schools, 2 Public Middle Schools: and 5 Public Elementary Schools in Chester|
|Public School Information||804-748-1405|
|School Superintendent||Dr. Marcus J. Newsome,
|School Board||Thomas J. Doland, Matoaca Dist., chair; Dianne Pettitt, Clover Hill Dist., vice chair; David Wyman, Dale Dist.; James Schroeder, D.D.S., Midlothian Dist.; Marshall Trammell Jr., Bermuda Dist|
|Libraries||9 locations and an outreach service: Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield; 1 Law Library|