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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 525 Independent Living communities in Chester and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Bryan Manor

600 Old Chester Rd, Chester, NJ 07930

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Bryan Manor is a senior residential care home nestled on 36 acres in scenic Chester. It offers residents a cozy, safe, and supportive environment. It's smaller than other facilities and seniors quickly adapt to the family-centric care. The residents enjoy interacting with each other and the...

House of the Good Shepherd

798 Willow Grove St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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The House of the Good Shepherd (The House) is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) certified by the Department of Community Affairs of New Jersey and is located in Hackettstown, N.J. The House offers housing, services, and healthcare ranging from Independent apartments through Assisted...

Bentley Commons at Paragon Village

425-427 Route 46 East, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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Paragon Village is a part of Hackettstown, Warren County, New Jersey. This assisted living community provides residents with the memory care that they are seeking in a setting that is peaceful and beautiful. The town of Hackettstown offers the gorgeous Stephens State Park, where visitors can...

Colonial Manor at Panther Valley

1627 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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Colonial Manor at Panther Valley is an assisted care community located in Hackettstown, NJ. The city of Hackettstown is located in Warren County and home to about 9,800 people. Hackettstown, home of the Mars Chocolate Company, makers of M&Ms, is a bustling, small town where residents can run...

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The Chelsea at Warren

274 King George Rd, Warren, NJ 07059

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The Chelsea at Warren offers an attractive new lifestyle alternative for older adults who may be experiencing some difficulty managing on their own at home. The Chelsea offers a gracious environment with many beautiful common areas. It is conveniently located within a short distance of shops,...

Laurel Circle

100 Monroe St, Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807

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Discover Laurel Circle – full-service senior living in Bridgewater, NJ, with a unique personality and a distinct spirit. Enjoy a convenient, maintenance-free lifestyle with:-Plentiful services and amenities-An unmatched, flexible monthly dining plan-An engaging schedule of resident-organized...

The Delaney of Bridgewater (Now Open)

310 Chimney Rock Rd, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

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Lakeside Residential Care Home Inc.

3 Mosquis Trail, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438

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United Methodist Communities Bristol Glen a CCRC

200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ 07860

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The Chelsea at Fanwood

295 South Ave., Fanwood, NJ 07023

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The Chelsea offers an attractive new lifestyle alternative for older adults who may be experiencing some difficulty managing on their own at home. The Chelsea offers a gracious environment with many beautiful common areas. It is conveniently located within a short distance of shops, restaurants,...

Merriam Casa Bella

131 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860

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Merriam Casa Bella is an assisted living community located in Newton, NJ. The city of Newton is located in Sussex County and home to about 8,000 people. Newton is a small community with lots of restaurants, shops and community events.Merriam Casa Bella is committed to giving our residents the...

All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough

351 Route 206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

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All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough works hard every day to create the best assisted living experience possible for our residents and their families. We believe that every resident, and every staff member, is a vital part of our extended family and we are dedicated to proving affordable...

Atria Cranford

10 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Conveniently located just off the Garden State Parkway, down the road from Rahway River Park, Atria Cranford has served Union County families for more than 20 years. A friendly, tenured staff – including more than 60 employees with over a decade of experience at the community – is available 24/7....

Bethany Residence

401 Rutgers Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205

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Horizon Manor North Residential Healthcare Facility

73 Overlook Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

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A beautiful Victorian Home in lovely Upper Montclair with Tudors and old oaks as your neighbors.  Spacious Veranda for quiet chats overlooking well maintained properties.          18th Century appointed private and...

Chelsea at Bald Eagle

197 Cahill Cross Road, West Milford, NJ 07480

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The Chelsea at Bald Eagle is a beautiful assisted living community located beneath the picturesque Wyanokie Mountains in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey. Our safe and secure community provides various housing options depending on personal preference, from spacious suites and studio...

Shawnee Ridge

200 Jersey Lane, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

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Shawnee Ridge is an independent living community designed to meet the needs of active residents 55 years of age and older. Our residents enjoy independence and privacy in their apartments and town homes and have the option to participate in weekly activities. All residents enjoy maintenance free...

Grace Park Seniors Living Well

1170 West Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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Park Lane at Sea View

460 N Brielle Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

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Park Lane at Sea View sets a new standard in independent living for seniors. Set in a lushly landscaped, park-like setting, Park Lane features two meticulously restored landmark buildings boasting every modern amenity and convenience. Our unique suite of services allows residents to customize...

Little Haven Rest Home

47 Lincoln Ave, Lambertville, NJ 08530

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Little Haven Rest Home is an independent living community located in the quaint town of Lambertville, New Jersey, just off Highway 29 and a few blocks from the Delaware River and Holcombe Island. The area is part of Hunterdon County and is perfect for peaceful living, and residents here enjoy the...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Chester, NJ

Chester provides its residents with easy access to services and resources, like healthcare facilities, restaurants, and shopping centers, within a small, suburban setting. Many daily needs can be met throughout the surrounding area, which includes the city of Newark. Within Chester city limits, you can explore historic sites and landmarks, and visit local nature preserves like Black River Fields Park.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Chester are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Chester retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Chester, NJ

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of New Jersey was around $2,800. The cost of independent living in Chester varies depending on each community. To learn more about independent living in Chester, contact one of A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.


Learn More About Chester, NJ

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Chester are rated 65 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceriesClothing165153198172154162

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64Median Income Age 65+Median Household IncomeAverage Individual IncomeMedian Employee SalaryAverage Property TaxOne-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate$163,246 per year$90,042 per year$153,205 per year$70,602 per year$52,395 per year$15,674 per year$1,063 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Chester include:

Hackettstown Medical Center

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 60+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Morristown Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 660+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Chester’s climate is classified as humid continental, experiencing cold winters and humid summers. The average humidity level is 64%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 68%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum27°F37°F17°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum70°F82°F59°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 101

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 53″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median AgePercent of Population Over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size4815.9%7,773265 per square mile3.0

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)<0.1%4.3%1.8%4.7%<0.1%2.3%86.6%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Newark: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 61/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Morris County

DemocraticRepublicanOther46.0%50.4%3.5%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Chester include:

  • Chester Historical Society
  • Chester House Inn
  • General Nathan Cooper Mansion

Outdoor attractions in Chester:

  • Black River Fields Park
  • Highlands Ridge Park
  • Black River Fish and Wildlife Management Area
  • Hacklebarney State Park

Chester’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Chester Theatre Group
  • The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
  • Chester Shopping Mall

Transportation

Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS) provides curb-to-curb transportation in the city of Chester to senior citizens and those with disabilities. Taxis and rideshare services are also available in Chester.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in New Jersey

There are 20 independent living facilities near Chester, New Jersey. See the full list.

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