Chester Township is located in Morris County NJ about 40 miles west of New York City. Chester Township has a total area of 29.3 square miles. There are approximately 2,400 housing units in the community. Chester Township has a rural and country atmosphere with beautiful farmland and scenic wildlife preserves. Residential housing includes everything from historic homes to magnificent palatial estate homes that were constructed in recent years. Housing developments and neighborhoods include: Dogwood Acres, Four Bridges, Fox Chase, Timber Ridge, Hillside Estates, Colby Farm, Roxiticus Valley, Pleasant Hill Estates, Chester Woods, Chestnut Run, Colts Run, Tannersbrook Estates, Twin Brooks, Forrest Hills, Cedar Ridge, Hartley Meadows, Briarcliff, The Pond at Chester, Ashton Woods, Hedgerows, Far Hills, Bamboo Brook, Trout Brook Estates, Highland Farm, Warren Cutting, Roxiticus Ridge, Paladin Estates, Lamerson Hunt, Winston Farms, Walnut Hill Estates, and Beacon Hill Estates. Many homes in the Township have a Chester (07930) mailing address. However, some have a Flanders (07836), Mendham (07945), Gladstone (07934), or Far Hills (07931) mailing address.
Chester is easily accessible to U.S. Route 206 and County Highway 510. The train station in Morristown is located to the east.
Chester Borough and Chester Township students in grades K-8 attend the Chester Public School District. Schools in the district are Dickerson Elementary School (K-2), Bragg Intermediate School (3-5), and Black River Middle School (6-8). Public school students in grades 9-12 attend West Morris Mendham High School, which is located in Mendham Borough.
There are eight parks facilities located and maintained by Chester Township, which include Chubb Park, Tiger Brook Park, Black River Park, MacGregor Preserve, Evan Family Forest Preserve, Highlands Ridge Park, and Allen and Knights Tract. These parks offer a wide variety activities including hiking trails, fishing areas, playgrounds, baseball, softball, & soccer fields, as well as a Special Events Showground (located in Chubb Park) and tennis courts. Chester Borough has a variety of parks which include Grove Street Park, Memorial Field and Chester Park.
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