Looking for a home in Chester. Chester is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. It was named after the City of Chester in England.The Village of Chester was incorporated in 1892 and is primarily located in the northern part of the Town of Chester. The population was 3,969 at the 2010 census. At the center of a dairy industry, the village claims to be the birthplace of "Philadelphia Cream Cheese." Other brands produced in Chester were Clover Brand, Cow Brand, D’isigny, Fromage De Brie, Neufchatel, Star Brand and World Brand.
Now the Village is considered Downtown Historic Chester where the Heritage trail starts at the old train station, connecting the towns of Monroe and Goshen. The Village hosts a variety of restaurants and stores, and most of the Buildings have been restored to their original building type. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chester is centrally located for visitors convenience.
Shopping in the area includes the Shop Rite Plaza Mall, a mall located on Brookside Avenue. The town also has a movie theater, entertainment including Colonial Lanes Bowling and The Castle Fun Center. Chester is also the home of the Chester Industrial Park which serves as a major employer, firms such as C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., AMSCAN, Inc., and Pep Boys have chosen this park for its exceptional location. Other attractions are Frozen Ropes Baseball Center, Lowes and the home of Scott Foley Realtors.