Under 50 minutes from New York City, Chatham’s mix of traditional and more recent construction offers potential homeowners a range of options. Chatham is comprised of two sections: Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. Chatham Borough is the neighborhood that surrounds the downtown, and is popular for walkability to train, shopping, restaurants and schools. A short drive from the downtown area, Chatham Township offers a more rural and country feel.
Chatham’s school system includes residents of both the Township and the Borough, and is currently the highest rated school district in the state, according to New Jersey Monthly.
A strong sense of community is reinforced with a town pool, garden and the Players theater group. Locally owned businesses are the backbone of the downtown, including top-rated Italian restaurant Scalini Fedeli, floral shop Bloomers, and Serenade, which offers high-end modern fare. Kings and Whole Foods supermarkets are easily accessible with their Main Street locations.