The charismatic town of Chester has a strong maritime history, influenced by the Connecticut River.
Today, the river continues to deliver employment and recreational opportunities. Route 9 and Interstate 95 provide residents and visitors with easy access to Chester’s abundant employment, shopping and entertainment options.
The diverse landscape provided by the town attracts an equally diverse population. There is something to suit everyone’s taste, from modern homes on the waterfront to delightful historic architecture set in the peaceful countryside. Apartments and condominium communities are available as well.
Chester is home to the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry, one of Connecticut's longest working ferries. The Connecticut River, along with Cedar Lake as well as various marinas and state parks, provide residents and visitors with numerous recreational opportunities. Chester Airport is also conveniently located in town.
Many fine dining establishments, theaters and boutiques grace the streets of this quaint Connecticut town. The shops of The Connecticut River Artisan’s Cooperative feature works of local artists and offer unique and rare collectibles and souvenirs. Youth and adult athletic leagues are organized by the community's park department.