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Chester (Pennsylvania)

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Chester (Pennsylvania)

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Chester is a city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Chester is a suburb of the city of Philadelphia. The current population estimate is 30,409. The city is predominantly made up of African Americans, making up 79% of the population. Chester is known for poverty and high crime, as almost 40% of residents live below the poverty line.

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By Car[edit]

Chester is located at the junction of Interstate 476 (the Blue Route) and Interstate 95.

By Public Transit[edit]

SEPTA R2 Line (Regional Rail) stops at the Chester Transportation Center [1]

Get around[edit]

Chester is a compact city with an excellent public transport system (SEPTA buses and Regional Rail).

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Harrah's Chester, casino located on the Delaware River, with 2700 slot machines.
  • Philadelphia Union, the now second year MLS franchise plays in the soccer specific PPL Park, located in Chester.

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OB's Jamaican Restaurant- 1000 W 2nd St. Quality, affordable Jamaican cuisine a few blocks from PPL Park and the Commodore Barry Bridge. A good place to stop for a pre-game meal.

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Stay safe[edit]

This area is extremely dangerous. Avoid on foot especially at night. Keep in mind that this area is one of the most dangerous cities in Pennsylvania


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Routes through Chester
BaltimoreClaymont  S noframe N  → Ridley Park → Philadelphia
WilmingtonClaymont  S noframe N  → Ridley Park → Philadelphia
HarrisburgChadds Ford  W noframe E  SwedesboroAtlantic City

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