Top 15 Reasons to Live in Chatham, New Jersey

Top 15 Reasons to Live in Chatham, New Jersey

1. Chatham Borough and Chatham Township are quiet, carefully developed, residential communities located in north-central New Jersey near Exit 7 of Route 24.Chatham1

2. Thriving, upscale suburban population. Home of 8,460 residents.

3. One of the Top Ten Places to Live in the United States by “Money Magazine” in 2005.

4. The Chatham Area is located 25 miles west of New York City on the southern edge of Morris County. Connected to metropolitan highway network via Route 24, I-78 and I-287.

5. Commuter train service to Morristown, Hoboken and to New York Penn Station.

6. Busses to Summit, Morristown, Newark and New York City. Limousine services to Newark Airport.Chatham4

7. Chatham’s neighboring communities are Chatham Township, Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Long Hill Township, Harding Township, Madison, Florham Park, Millburn and Livingston.

8. The Chatham Regional school system consistently ranks highly and the Library of the Chathams is a valuable resource to the residents

9. Library of The Chathams collection contains over 90,000 books, 220 periodical subscriptions, and 5,000 audio-visual items (includes DVDs, videos, CDs, cassettes, and art prints). Computerized catalog shows the holdings of 32 Morris County libraries.

10. Chatham consists of many fine homes, townhouses, garden apartments, and condominiums and offers suburban attractiveness as well as efficient railroad, bus, and highway commuting.

11. There are excellent shopping facilities and restaurants available along Chatham’s Main Street, and nearby in downtown Madison and Summit, as well as at the Livingston and Short Hills Malls and Hickory Tree Shopping Center in Chatham Township.Chatham2

12. Cultural opportunities include historical, art, garden and musical groups, as well as the facilities and programs of neighboring Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities.

13. Many municipal and Morris County outdoor recreational facilities are accessible to residents as well as the Great Swamp National Wildlife Preserve in Chatham Township and the Jockey Hollow and Morristown National Historical Parks.

14. Many major USA corporations have located their headquarters or major facilities near Chatham.

15. There are also hundreds of excellent small businesses in the area serving the residents of the Chathams.