Inside Chatham Borough
Located 20 miles west of NYC, conveniently located on the Mid-Town Direct Rail line, Chatham Borough is a quick 50-minute train ride into NYC’s Pennsylvania Station and a 15 minute drive to Newark Liberty International Airport. Chatham remains a desired location for many - local professionals, families and NYC commuters seeking seamless travel while enjoying suburban tranquility.
Downtown Chatham Borough is a must, offering the feel of a New England village with humming commerce and farmers markets aplenty. Main St. is queued with picturesque storefronts, shops, restaurants, cafes and the town gazebo. Many residents enjoy a short walk to town, schools and parks. Cultural opportunities for those seeking it include; historical, art, garden and musical groups, as well as the programs available in neighboring Universities such as Drew and Farleigh Dickson University. Residents enjoy access to local recreation such as the Fairmont Country Club, The Noe Pond Club, The Colony Pool Club or one of the many scenic trails throughout the Great Swamp Reservation.
Chatham Borough and Chatham Township each have separate municipalities and operate individual municipal governments and police departments however, they do share school systems. A supportive community with parents who value education and a high level of participation by students has landed Chatham High School #1 in the State of New Jersey. The entire school system has an outstanding reputation, on average 97% of graduates continue on to University. There are a total of 6 Public Schools in Chatham; Milton Avenue, Southern Boulevard and Washington Avenue Schools serve students in K-3, fourth and fifth grade students attend the Lafayette School and grades six to eight attend Chatham Middle School. Saint Patrick’s offers a private Catholic education for students Pre-K-8.
Considered the town of choice by many, Chatham offers safe, tree lined streets, an active community and destination for cuisine and shopping. Approximately 2.5 square miles and a population of 8,400; Chatham Borough lot sizes range between .15 acres to .40 acres, predominate residential architecture style is early 1930 American Colonials updated, expanded and well cared for! Chatham Borough offers 3 townhouse and condominium developments; Chatham Court, The Willows and The Chatham. Chatham Borough is truly a desirable upper-middle to upper-class town of well maintained properties, quaint tree lined streets and close knit neighborhoods. Real estate values remain higher than most of the surroundings towns and continue to be a solid investment. Prices for single family homes can range from $500,000 to $1.5MM. Townhouses and condos span $300,000 to $750,000. The reputation in Chatham Borough is tried and true, a unique enclave and exquisite town!