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Chester Township is a 29.3 square mile residential community
made up of farms, estates, and attractive housing developments.
The Township shares a school system with the Borough of Chester,
which is 1.6 square mile village centered on a main street lined with specialty
shops, old homes, and historic buildings. The Township and the Borough 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
1. Chester Township
4. Recreation- State Parks
5. Recreation- County Parks
6. Recreation – Chester Twp.
7. Social and Community Organizations
9. Service Organizations
11. Houses of Worship
14. Fun Things to Do
is located in western Morris County. The
Township is rural in nature and surrounds the borough of Chester, the downtown
area. The majority of the homes are on
large acreage and have well and septic. Though surrounded by forests and farms,
Chester is a short ride from the county seat; Morristown and about a hour’s
ride from New York City. Homes are in
demand due to this rural, yet convenient area and the excellent schools.
Township has its own elementary schools for K-8. West Morris Mendham is the high school. Both
are ranked very highly. The West Morris
High School System was one of the first in the state to be accredited as an
International Baccalaureate High School. The area is also home to a host of
excellent private schools and preschools.
Morris Parks, located in Chester Township,
offer an array of recreation diversity. Bamboo Brook is a gardener’s delight.
Hiker? Patriots Path offers you an opportunity to stroll across the township
and enjoy its splendor. Want to step back in time? Visit the Cooper Mill and
grind some wheat or cornmeal.
addition to all the state and county parks, Chester Township also provides an
excellent selections of recreational opportunities. The town even turns the
disposal of Christmas trees into a family event by hosting a bonfire, where
families and friends can gather.
Listed below are but a few of the many organizations that afford
adults and children an opportunity to interact with their peers. Most are run
by volunteers, who welcome newcomers and those wishing to become involved in
rural in nature, Chester is ideal for commuting via routes, 24, 206, 80, 10,
287 and 78. The Gladstone Train Station
is nearby. It will bring you to Summit,
where you can hop on a mid town direct line to NYC. The Dover and Morristown Train Stations are
but another option for commuting, as well a the bus line.
Borough is the main street shopping, where people enjoy strolling and browsing
through the unique shops. Chester has 3
additional “strip mall’ where you can find such retailers as Gap, Ann Taylor
and Talbots- as well as grocery stores and other retailers.
variety of restaurants abound in Chester Borough and Chester Township. They range from fine dining to casual,
tearooms to Mexican to Thai. Spend some time exploring the different cuisines
offered in town.
is a destination for recreation, shopping, festivals, a respite for city
dwellers and for the unique entertainment it offers. Activities include the Peach Festival,
Octoberfest, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Picking, Apple Picking, Farm Visits, Halloween
Parade, 4H Fair. Listed below a just a few of the selections.