Chester Borough, New Jersey

Widely known for its distinctive charm, Chester Borough draws many visitors who enjoy a day in the country atmosphere. The surrounding Chester Township is a 29.3 square mile residential community made up of farms, estates, and attractive housing developments.

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Listings in Chester Borough, NJ


The Borough of Chester is a 1.6 square mile village centered on a main street lined with specialty shops, old homes, and historic buildings. Widely known for its distinctive charm, Chester Borough draws many visitors who enjoy a day in the country atmosphere. The surrounding Chester Township is a 29.3 square mile residential community made up of farms, estates, and attractive housing developments.

The two municipalities share other common bonds in addition to the school system. These include the public library, an active athletic association, a theater in the round, and many civic organizations. Chester Borough has a mayor/council form of government.  It shares many services with Chester Township. 

Parenting in Chester Borough


Chester is noted for its excellent school systems.  The borough and the township share their elementary schools.  The high school is West Morris Mendham, which is part of the West Morris Regional High School. Chester borough students, along with Chester Township and Mendham students attend West Morris Mendham.

Chester Elementary Schools K-8   

West Morris Mendham HS   

Valley Brook Country Day School  

Long Valley Christian Nursery School   


The Goddard School   

Westmont Montessori   

Little Lambs Nursery School   

Bright Horizons   

St. Joseph’s School Mendham   

Far Hills Country Day   

Gill St. Bernards   


Villa Walsh   


Parent Groups

Here are but a few of the parent groups in Chester Borough.
Holistic Moms    

Moms’ Club    

Recreation in Chester

Chester has many visitors that come to enjoy the beautiful countryside. The area abounds with gorgeous local, state, and county parks and many other options for recreation.

County Parks

Bamboo Brook & Willowwood Arboretum

Kay Environmental Center

Mount Paul Memorial Park

Patriots Path

The Cooper Mill

Chester Township Parks

Allen & Knight Tracts

Black River Park

Chubb Park

Evans Family Forest Preserve

Highlands Ridge Park

MacGregor Preserve

Parker Road Preserve

Tannersbrook Preserve

Tiger Brook Park

State Parks


Hacklebarney State Park

Black River    

Local Recreation

Chester Area Pool 

Chester/Mendham Baseball and Softball   

Chester Basketball    

Boy Scouts    

Girl Scouts    

Chester Community Garden    

Chester/Mendham Lacrosse   

Chester Runners   

Chester Trails   

Chester Walkers   

Chester Wrestling   

Chester Twin Bears Cheerleading   

Chester Twin Bears Football    

West Morris Soccer Club   

YMCA Randolph   

YMCA Basking Ridge   

4H Club  


Though rural in nature, Chester Borough is located at the crossroads of Routes 206 and Route 24. Route 206 leads to Route 80 to the north and Routes 287 and 78 to the south. Route 24 will take you to Morristown, Route 10 is easily accessible via backroads and the Gladstone train station is a short ride away.

NJ Transit 


Service Organizations

A great way to meet others and become involved in Chester Borough, is to join one of the many service organizations that exist in the town.

Chester/Long Valley Rotary Club    

Chester Garden Club    

Chester Food Pantry    

Chester Lions Club    

Chester Historical Society   

Chester Lions Club    

Chester Lioness Club   

The Seeing Eye    

Neighbors and Newcomers of Chester    

Veterans Services of Morris County    


With its close proximity to New York City and Morristown, residents can easily access those areas to enjoy the arts; however, there are local in-town options.

Morristown Performing Arts Center (MPAC)

Morris County Arts Workshop    

The Piano Workshop    

Houses of Worship   

Chester Borough has many houses of worship and there are many options in the nearby towns.

The Church of the Messiah

Community Presbyterian Church    

First Congregational Church of Chester    

Grace Bible Chapel    

Saint Lawrence the Martyr    


Chester Borough has a quaint main street with many unique shops and 3 other shopping areas, The Chester Springs Mall area which houses a Shoprite, Marshalls, Home Goods, Panera Bread, Starbucks and other various shops and restaurants. The Chester Shopping Mall, which houses Walgreens, The Chester Meat Market, Breslows Paints and other small shops and the Streets of Chester Mall which is primarily clothing stores; Gap, Ann Taylor, Joseph Banks, Talbots, etc.

Historic Chester Business Association    

The Stores 

In the Malls    

On Main Street    


Don't want to cook?  You're in luck!  Chester Borough is home to many fine restaurants and various cuisines.

Where to Eat

Local Businesses

Service Business


Fun Things to Do

Chester is a travel destination for out of towners! As a "townie" here are activities you may find interesting.

Alstede Farms

Riamede Apple Farm

Stony Hill Farms

The Cider Mill

Cooper Mill


Looking to find out what is new in town?  Here are the local news sources.

Chester Patch

Observer Tribune

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