The Chathams

Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, often referred to as “The Chathams,” are located in Morris County.

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Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, often referred to as “The Chathams,” are located in Morris County, just over 20 miles from NYC. The Chathams offer residents a serene suburban lifestyle while maintaining convenient proximity to New York City, a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Chatham Borough is the hub of the downtown, while Chatham Township contains more houses with bigger lots, farther from the town center. The Chathams border Short Hills, Summit, New Providence, and Madison. 
Chatham has a train station with direct access to Midtown through Penn Station, offering a seamless commute for professionals and commuters. Additionally, Boxcar bus services are available for those who prefer alternative transportation.. Chatham has a quaint shopping center with restaurants, coffee shops, and boutique stores, along with commuter parking and shopper parking.
Chatham is renowned for its excellent school systems, rated an A+ on Niche, making it an attractive destination for families. The Milton Avenue School teaches children in grades Pre-K-3, and the Southern Boulevard School and Washington Avenue School are for children in grades K-3. The Lafayette School is specifically for children in grades 4-5. They also have the Chatham Middle School for grades 6-8 and the Chatham High School for grades 9-12. More school information can be found on These schools prioritize academic excellence and offer a variety of extracurricular programs to cater to diverse student interests.
The utility companies serving Chatham ensure reliable access to essential services such as electricity, gas, and water. Providers like Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and local water utilities ensure the efficient delivery of utilities to homes and businesses.
Chatham boasts several parks and recreational fields, providing residents with opportunities for outdoor activities and leisure, including Esternay Park, Mountain View Park, Nash Field, and Shunpike Field Complex. They have a youth recreation program for sports like baseball, basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, and softball. They also have band and orchestra groups. The Township also runs the public Colony Pool and Tennis Club which has pools and tennis courts. Chatham has the Noe Pond Swim Club which has a freshwater beach and paddle and tennis courts. While there are no public golf courses in Chatham, golf enthusiasts have convenient access to several golf courses in the surrounding area. The nearby Fairmount Country Club and the Madison Golf Club offer challenging fairways and stunning landscapes for golfers of all skill levels. 
While Chatham itself does not have a dedicated theater, neighboring towns offer theaters and performance venues that host a range of productions and cultural events. The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn are popular destinations for theatergoers in the area.
The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Observation Center and Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center have hiking trails and boardwalks. There are also many other trails in Chatham. The Hickory Square shopping center features a CVS, ShopRite, the UPS Store, and many restaurants. Chatham borders the entrance to the Mall at Short Hills, containing many luxury stores and restaurants. There are also several playgrounds for younger children to enjoy. The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market occurs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June to November.
In summary, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township offer residents a peaceful suburban lifestyle with convenient access to New York City. With their excellent schools, convenient commuting options, beautiful parks, tennis courts, golf courses, active organizations, cultural theaters, and bustling shopping district, Chatham provides a welcoming and engaging environment for individuals and people who appreciate the lower Morris County taxes.

Overview for The Chathams, NJ

10,913 people live in The Chathams, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $109,945. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around The Chathams, NJ

There's plenty to do around The Chathams, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Delicious Delivered Desserts, Prima Tuxedo, and CrossFit 908.

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Dining · $$ 3.64 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.32 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.82 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 3.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Chathams, NJ

The Chathams has 3,783 households, with an average household size of 2.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Chathams do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,913 people call The Chathams home. The population density is 1,202.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in The Chathams, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby The Chathams. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Southern Boulevard School
PreK - 3rd
9th - 12th
Chatham Day School
PreK - 8th
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Lafayette Avenue School
4th - 5th
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