Chester, Orange County, New York – An American Dairy Center

Chester, Orange County, New York – An American Dairy Center

Chester, New York is located in Orange County not to be confused with the town of Chester in Warren County or the village of Chester also located within the town of Chester, Orange County.

The historic village of Chester is home to a museum and an old train station and has been a main center of the dairy industry, a rich part of its history. It is actually known as the place Philadelphia-style cream cheese originated from, despite the name.

It has a number of local and state parks, ball fields, tennis courts, and horseback riding. The Orange County Heritage Trail offers hiking, following the Erie Railway Line, and there are movie theaters, shopping, and access to the Chester Mall for residents to enjoy spending their time.


12,140 people live in Chester, Orange County, New York, and these are dispersed among 3,848 households at a density of 482 people per square mile. 41% of people have children below the age of 18 residing with them, and 66% of households are headed by married couples.

21% of homes are occupied by non-families, and 8% of homes have a female head of house with no husband present. 17% of people live alone, and 5% of these are persons aged 65 years or older. The average home has 2.92 people living therein.

Real Estate

The median list price for a house in Chester, Orange County, New York is $479,900, or $242 per square foot, and there currently 101 homes available for purchase. House prices have fallen in this area by 22.6% over the past year.

Homes in this area sell after an average of 16 days on the market in 2021 as opposed to 35 days listed in 2020. 8 homes sold last month – just 5 sold this same month last year. The average home will sell at 1% above list price.

Sokol Group specializes in helping the homeowner who is paying too much in his or her property taxes. We can initiate the property tax grievance process to lower the assessment on your home, putting money back into your pocket. Reach out to us today for more information of how we can be of assistance to you.

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