Chester Borough Info






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

Chester Borough has a mayor/council form of government.  It shares many services with Chester Township.  Chester Borough has a quaint main street with my 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.

https://chesterborough.org/

Schools

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   https://www.chester-nj.org

West Morris Mendham HS   https://www.wmmhs.org

Valley Brook Country Day School  https://www.valleybrookcountrydayschool.com/

Long Valley Christian Nursery School   https://longvalleychristian.com/

Kindercare   https://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/hackettstown/nj/301722

The Goddard School   https://www.goddardschool.com/nj-ny/flanders-route-206-nj

Westmont Montessori    https://westmontmontessori.org/

Little Lambs Nursery School   https://www.gracebiblechapelnj.org/connect/little_lambs_ministry

Bright Horizons   https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/nj/flanders/mountolive

St. Joseph’s School Mendham   www.sjsmendham.org/

Far Hills Country Day   https://www.fhcds.org/

Gill St. Bernards   www.gsbschool.org/

Delbarton   https://www.delbarton.org/

Villa Walsh   https://www.villawalsh.org/s/172/start.aspx

Pingry   https://www.pingry.org/

Parenting

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

Holistic Moms    https://chapters.holisticmoms.org/chapters/nj-morris-west/

Moms’ Club    https://momsclubroxbury.com/

Recreation 

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I8vw0xOWaRw

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/hackle.html

Black River    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bKmrGU-dx8k

Local Recreation

Chester Area Pool  https://chesterborough.org/departments/chester-area-pool/

Chester/Mendham Baseball and Softball   https://cmbaseballsoftball.org/

Chester Basketball    https://chesterbasketball.org/

Boy Scouts    www.bsa-troop139.org

Girl Scouts    https://www.gsnnj.org

Chester Community Garden    https://chestertownship.org/about-chester-nj/community-garden/

Chester/Mendham Lacrosse   https://cmlax.org/

Chester Runners   https://www.facebook.com/groups/118543444868919/

Chester Trails   https://chestertrails.org/

Chester Walkers   https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChesterWalkers/

Chester Wrestling    https://www.mcpatriotswrestling.com/

Chester Twin Bears Cheerleading   https://twinborobears.org/

Chester Twin Bears Football    https://twinborobears.org/

West Morris Soccer Club   https://www.westmorrissoccer.org/

YMCA Randolph   https://www.randolphymca.org/

YMCA Basking Ridge   https://www.somersetcountyymca.org/

4 H   https://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/

Transportation

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

https://www.njtransit.com/

Maps

https://www.morrishumanservices.org/adv/maps.asp

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    https://www.rotaryclubofchesterlongvalleynj.org/

Chester Garden Club    https://www.chestergardenclub.org/

Chester Food Pantry    https://www.facebook.com/Chester-Food-Pantry-609816675732697/

Chester Lions Club    https://www.chesterlionsclubnj.com/

Chester Historical Society    https://chesterhistoricalsociety.org/

Chester Lions Club    https://www.chesterlionsclub.com/

Chester Lioness Club   hollysimm@comcast.net

The Seeing Eye    https://www.seeingeye.org/

Neighbors and Newcomers of Chester    https://www.nnofchester.org

Veterans Services of Morris County    https://morriscountynj.gov/hs/adv/veterans/

Arts

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.

Morris County Arts Workshop    https://www.mcartsworkshop.com/Mcaw.aspx?f=2&l=EN

The Piano Workshop    https://thepianoworkshopatchester.com/

Houses of Worship   

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

 https://www.messiahchester.org/

Community Presbyterian Church    https://www.cpcchester.org/CPC_Chester/Welcome.html

First Congregational Church of Chester    https://www.fccofchester.org/

Grace Bible Chapel    https://www.gracebiblechapelnj.org/

Saint Lawrence the Martyr    https://stlawrencechurchchester.org/

Shopping

Known for its quaint Main Street shops, there are 3 other major shopping areas in the borough.

https://chesterstreettalk.com/the-stores/

Historic Chester Business Association    https://www.ilovechester.com/

In the Malls    https://chesterstreettalk.com/the-stores/

On Main Street    https://chesterstreettalk.com/main-street-shoppes/

Restaurants

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

https://chesterstreettalk.com/the-restaurants/

Local Businesses

https://chesterstreettalk.com/service-businesses/

Banks

https://chesterstreettalk.com/banks/

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

www.alstedefarms.com/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AL8rA8Vt-R8

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wT72A7tfwFI

Riamede Apple Farm

https://www.riamede.com/

Stony Hill Farms

https://www.stonyhillfarms.com/

The Cider Mill

https://www.hacklebarneyfarm.com/

Cooper Mill

https://morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/cooper-gristmill

Newspapers

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

Chester Patch

https://patch.com/new-jersey/mendham-chester

Observer Tribune

https://www.newjerseyhills.com/observer-tribune/

Carol Borman
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