Chester is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,245 people and just one neighborhood, Chester is the 142nd largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Chester are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Chester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chester is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chester who work in sales jobs (16.49%), office and administrative support (13.81%) and management occupations (13.31%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Chester has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Chester a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Chester is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Chester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.68 minutes every day commuting to work.