Chester East neighbourhood is located in the area between Kilmore, Fitzgerald, Armagh and Madras Streets.

Apartments on Madras Street

Chesterfields Reserve is at the heart of the Chester East neighbourhood and is a place where residents come together to care for the community garden and socialise in the large green space.

Residents enjoy close proximity to the Ōtākaro-Avon River and the many restaurants, retail and entertainment offerings in the Central City.

The great outdoors

Homes are within walking distance of a wide range of greenspaces including Chesterfields, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, the Avon Loop Red Zone and Rauora Park.

The recently completed Ōtākaro- Avon River walkway in the Avon Loop, connects the neighbourhood with greenspace to the East, the heart of the Central City and Hagley Park, providing an easy commute on foot or by bike into the Central City and beyond.

Chester Street East is lined with large well-established trees.

Culture and community

The Chester East neighbourhood is a family-friendly neighbourhood close to Christchurch East and Ao Tawhiti School. Residents treasure the Chesterfields community park and the tree-lined streets are filled with character. There is a diversity of housing stock, including townhouses, apartments and stand-alone houses.

Residents are well-connected and regularly get together in the community park or online through the Chester Community(external link) page on Facebook.

The neighbourhood is well-placed for residents to enjoy entertainment offerings in the Central City, including The Piano, Isaac Theatre Royal and the Christchurch Town Hall.

Local spots

This neighbourhood is centred on Chester Street East with residents identifying the heart of the community as Chesterfields Park.

There is a cluster of services around Fitzgerald Avenue and on Kilmore Street for everyday needs.