Homes for Sale in Chesterfield, Indiana
Chesterfield was organized in 1830. Its first settler, William Dilts, arrived in 1821 and settled on the east side of Mill Creek for about three years and then left the area. A few years later, he came back and built a log house as the first hotel in that part of the county. Next he built a brick house, the first of its kind in the township, near the log house. Mr. Dilts, along with two other men who moved to the area with their families, helped to shape the destiny of Union Township and the whole county with their industriousness.
This same quality is found in the people who live in the Chesterfield area today, making it a great place to work and live. Our realtors invite you to come to Chesterfield, look at homes, visit the area, and talk to the residents. We think you’ll be impressed. There are many styles of homes here, many of which are built during the different periods of the town’s history. There’s something for everyone’s lifestyle, budget, and preference. Give us a call to schedule an appointment to visit some of these homes.
Chesterfield Area Homes
Chesterfield has changed over the years, but it still has many of the same things that made it so convenient throughout the last several decades. Anderson Airport is just outside of town. State Road 32 divides the town on one side and the interstate on the other. Chesterfield is easily accessible to I-69 which goes south to Indianapolis and north to Fort Wayne. While it is 78 miles to Fort Wayne, there are several cities that are closer: Indianapolis is 50 miles away and mid-size cities Anderson is less than 5 miles, Muncie is 13 miles, and Marion is 38 miles from Chesterfield.
With close proximity to the interstate as well as several other major roads, residents have many employment choices. Whether you decide to work in town or commute to a nearby town or city, we can help you find the perfect location, along with a home that suits your needs, so that your commute will be short and stress free.
Shopping and Dining
Various general merchandise stores are located in Chesterfield for residents’ convenience. Two malls are located close to town: Mounds Mall of Anderson is an enclosed shopping center located just off Exit 26 on I-69. The mall features more than 30 stores, and there is a multiplex movie theater located there as well. Muncie Mall, an indoor mall with about 75 stores, features an outdoor lifestyle center.
Several restaurants are located in Chesterfield. CrossRoads Blues Cafe celebrates great food and music, serving sandwiches, pizza, and yummy desserts too. Bamboo House Buffet offers all-you-can-eat Chinese food. Monty’s Lounge is a fun place to hang out with friends and listen to live music. Third Generation Pizza has great pizza and the best pepperoni breadsticks. Pizza King, Dairy Queen, and other chain restaurants are located in the area.
Culture and Entertainment
The Millcreek Civic Center is a popular location for many community events. It features the remodeled Memorial Hall, gymnasium, a small stage, and also a Gazebo Room with a garden mural for a perfect backdrop for special occasion photos. Chesterfield has three town parks: Makepeace Park is located just off I-69 near the center of town; Millcreek Park is located just behind the Millcreek Civic Center; and Walbridge Acres Park is located on the east side of Chesterfield, just off of State Road 32 and boasts several baseball diamonds. The city is widely known for its successful Little League program. In 1987, the Chesterfield team was the USA Little League World Series runners up.
Several attractions are located in nearby Anderson. Mounds State Park features Native American heritage and ten ceremonial mounds built by the prehistoric Adena indigenous peoples of eastern North America, which were also used centuries later by the Hopewell peoples. Indy Scream Park is a theme park with five different haunted-house style attractions. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is a casino with a horse-racing track and indoor/outdoor concert venues.
Careers and Industry
Today, Chesterfield is not as industrial as it once was. However, manufacturing is still the largest industry in the area. About one-quarter of those employed work in this industry. Other common industries in the area are retail trade, wholesale trade, public administration, educational services, and accommodation and food services.
There are many businesses in Madison County that offer employment to a large number of people. TeleServicesDirect is a global provider of outsourced inbound and outbound call center services. Community Healthcare Anderson and St. Vincent Anderson Regional provide quality healthcare in the region. Hoosier Park Racing and Casino provide entertainment for both residents and visitors. Anderson University is a liberal arts school that offers more than 65 undergraduate majors. Walmart, Nestle, Carter Express, Xerox, Kroger, and Rick Oil Company each employ hundreds of people who live in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas.
Chesterfield students are served by the Anderson Community Schools. Their mission is to inspire, encourage, and support every student to achieve at high levels academically and socially as responsible citizens by doing whatever it takes. Children growing up in Chesterfield have the advantage of being raised in a small, secure community, yet enjoy the educational resources of a much larger city.
High school graduates from Chesterfield have the advantage of being within a 37-mile radius of seven top-notch colleges or universities: Anderson University, Ball State University, Taylor University, Indiana Wesleyan University, ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis, Butler University, and Ivy Tech Community College.