Those looking for suburban convenience and extraordinary natural beauty will find Chester the perfect place to call home.

The Orange County town has a lot to offer residents seeking a peaceful country lifestyle. The real estate market comprises detached single-family homes, apartments, and condos. In this diverse pocket of upstate New York, stretches of farmland and woodland sit alongside densely packed suburban residential districts. Its convenient location attracts a host of visitors and new residents each year.

The town has a small but dedicated retail and commercial district. The historical Glenmere Mansion is now a luxury resort and spa. Chester also boasts a lively arts scene. The hamlet of Sugar Loaf is a popular destination for artisans looking to live and work in its collection of historic barns. Visitors can buy original jewelry, paintings, and pottery at local shops and stalls during the Sugar Loaf Arts and Crafts Festival, or catch a musical act at the famed Sugar Loaf Performance Center.

The parks and recreation system in Chester makes the most of its gorgeous natural surroundings. A network of well-loved parks offers hiking, biking, and walking trails. The active community enjoys seasonal fun like movie nights at the park, summer camps, and ice skating. Spend a day at the Goosepond Mountain State Park exploring its hiking trails and riding horseback. Marvel at the expansive wildlife nestled along Glenmere Lake. Whatever you’re after, you’re sure to find it amidst the beautiful backdrop of Chester’s preserved woodlands.

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