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Historic Chatham Promises Many Lifestyle Options

by: Sue Adler
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Historic Facts About Chatham

chatham njWhen the great Wisconsin Glacier backed away 20,000 years ago, the amazing Watchung Mountains and Lake Passaic were left behind. The lovely town of Chatham was developed in the place of the ancient lake, at approximately 160 ft below the surface. Chatham developed slowly and during the 20th century, real estate developers purchased the land and started building numerous homes in the area. Today there are a selection of tasteful homes that reflect perfectly the most popular design styles in America from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Chatham has a thriving business district located on the Main Street with many tiny retail centers, amazing garden apartment complexes, as well as several industrial areas found on the outskirts of the town. Chatham is not only a wonderful city, but it is also a festive one because of the multitude of events and celebrations that take place here each year. The most popular ones are the Fishawack Festival, the Fishing Derby at Kelley’s Pond, the Green Fair, and the Fourth of July Parade. There’s a nice Farmer’s Market that operates at the Railroad Station yearly from June to November where shoppers can purchase NJ fresh healthy products, baked goods, fish, meat and plenty of other delicious foods.

The Natural Beauties of Chatham

Residents and visitors have a wonderful time exploring Chatham with its many trails and hiking spots showcasing the natural beauty of the community and relating interesting facts about its history. The nearby areas are absolutely amazing and hiking is a must-do activity. The Trailside Nature and Science Center in the Watchung Reservation should definitely be included on your list.

Chatham also places high standards on its education system and features excellent schools including:

  • Milton Avenue School
  • Washington Avenue School
  • Lafayette School
  • Southern Boulevard School
  • Chatham Middle School
  • Chatham High School

Chatham Homes and Real Estate

Chatham offers a high standard of living for its residents. The community is welcoming and peaceful, a great town for families with children. You will have easy access to some of the best schools in the area, and benefit from plenty of recreational activities and entertainment venues. When it comes to the homes, the selection is varied and you’ll find prices to fit your budget and tastes.

Take a look at this community and see for yourself all it has to offer — contact a member of my team — we’d love to show you around.


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