Posts Tagged ‘Highland Ave Station Chester PA SEPTA R2 Regional Rail’

Highland Ave Station Chester PA – SEPTA R2 Regional Rail

April 4, 2009

Highland Av Station & Commodore Barry Bridge Chester PAWelcome to the City of Chester, PA.

Chester actually has two rail stations that are situated on the SEPTA R2 Regional Rail Line.  The one to the north is the main Chester Transportation Center located in the original downtown area of Chester within easy walking distance of much of its commercial core and government offices.

This station is the next stop south and is known as the Highland Avenue Station.  Located just to the south of the Commodore Barry Bridge going from Chester to New Jersey, this platform is located about midway between the I95 Interstate exit to Highland Ave and the Delaware River.  It is the closest stop to the new Soccer Stadium which is being built just south of the bridge and the new commercial development along the riverfront including  The Wharf at Rivertown.

This is strictly a local stop as there is really no adjacent off street parking available.  There is on street parking, but one should check for any current local parking restrictions.  It is located within a mainly residential district but is within walking distance of the Community Hospital of Chester– part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System.  The video will give you some additional details:

The local real estate market has remained mixed.  The average prices for the City of Chester actually hit a peak in 2008 with 189 sales averaging $65,000.  Prices took a big hit in the fourth quarter with average pricing for the last six months (with 52 sales) averaging $54,000, but this has recovered a bit as we have entered 2009 with 16 settlements to date with an average list price of $59,000.  In addition, there are currently an additional 22 properties pending and 135 residential units for sale with an average asking price of $59,000.  With all the new development currently in progress in the city, future pricing will be dependant on the success of the development currently under way.

So today, this is a convenient stop for those in the immediate area but would generally not be a prime commuter station with parking particularly for those needing transportation to or from the station.  In the future, it could become an important link as new development continues in the immediate area along the river front since this is currently the nearest stop.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

(All statistics from the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed.)