Chester County, South Carolina is located one hour south of Uptown Charlotte and about 1 1/2 hours from Columbia SC. Interstate 77 runs north to south through the eastern part of Chester County.
The county with its rolling hills, lakes and stream provide the best of both worlds for residents and businesses... a beautiful rural setting as well as a dynamic growth plan for business. Chester County has a rich history as a trade center dating all the way back to the mid 1800's due to its railroad system and the Landsford Canal System that were instrumental in transporting goods to and from SC ports. Chester first rose to prominence in the textile industry in 1895. Today, large tracts of undeveloped property, low taxes, right-to-work status, and a workforce adept at shift work have helped Chester County to attract some of the world’s most recognized companies: Guardian Industries, La-Z-Boy, Newport Steel, Owens Corning Masonry Products, and TruVista Communications, just to name a few.
The southern hospitality of small towns like Chester, Great Falls, Lowrys, and Richburg will make a lasting impression.
Some of the newest communities in Chester County include: Montrose, Lando Village, and Courtney on the Catawba. Cherry Hills in Chester, SC and Victorian Hills in Richburg, SC are among the most popular high-end neighborhoods.