Sunday October 22, 2017

Enjoy this “Virtual Tour” of Chester Borough and see the community as we do each day. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make your housing decisions. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to see homes for sale in Chester Borough.

A Virtual Tour of Chester Borough

After separating from the Township, Chester Borough was considered the downtown Village area, and still is today, with many antique shops and restaurants.

    Welcome to Chester

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    Downtown Chester Borough

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    Downtown Chester Borough

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    Downtown Chester Borough

More About Chester Borough

Chester Borough is a tight-knit community with a thriving downtown. Surrounded by the expansive Township, the Borough has more single family homes close to the community, shopping center, and schools. Chester Borough is an ideal place to be if you are looking for a charming town with easily accessible amenities.

Town History

Chester unified in 1799 after splitting from Roxbury Township. Populated with inns and taverns for herdsmen and nomads, Main Street started to expand as businesses emerged. The Publik House, standing today, was built in 1810 as a classier local spot. The late 1800s saw advances in industry with the opening of a threshing machine manufacturing business, many iron mines and the first steam engine in Morris County. When iron became more easily procured in Minnesota, business drastically decreased and many mines closed. Chesters location at the intersection of 5 major state roads kept travelers returning despite the industrial collapse. As a result, the town survived a depression and became a summer resort area. In the 1920s the Borough of Chester incorporated as a separate municipality after a disagreement pertaining to the establishment of a new water system. The Borough and Township, while separate, continue to enjoy a close relationship and share schools, service clubs etc.


Click on any of the schools below for more information

Dickerson Pre-SchoolPre-School
Bragg School Elementary
Chester School DistrctElementary
Dickerson SchoolElementary
Black River Middle SchoolMiddle School
West Morris Central High SchoolHigh School
West Morris Mendham High School
Phone & E-mail Directory

Click on any e-mail address to send an e-mail

Fire Chief908-879-5511
Police Department908-879-5626
Public Works908-879-3660 x2118
Recreation Commission & Recreation Director908-955-7163