Located less than 20 miles from Richmond, Chester's 21,000 residents have easy access to the state's capital. And, with Washington D.C. just three hours away, a weekend trip to the nation's capital is well within the realm of possibility. But you needn't travel that far to get a big dose of the region's significance in the history of the U.S. Henricus Historical Park, for instance, is a living history museum in Chester that gives visitors a look into what life was like in a 17th century English settlement. Many more historical points of interest relating to pre-colonization, the colonial period, Civil War and beyond can throughout surrounding Chesterfield County. Back in Chester, the 176-acre Dodd Park at Point of Rocks features sports facilities and a natural area ripe for exploration.

A community rich in United States history, Chester, Virginia, has a large inventory of single-family homes in a variety of styles, sizes and ages - from 130-year-old farmhouses to colonial-style homes built in the 21st century - providing plenty of options for homebuyers. Condos and townhouses also are available. And the median price of homes in the community is well below that of the state overall increasing the area's attractiveness to prospective residents.

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