An ideal destination for those seeking a charming, suburban lifestyle.

Welcome to Chatham

A family-focused, walkable community with charming, private residences
Offering two small neighborhoods affectionately called “The Chathams,” Chatham Borough and Chatham Township share libraries, schools, hospitals, and an unparalleled East Coast charm that delights old-time residents and appeals to new neighbors searching to escape busy city living. Comprising just 2.4 square miles, Chatham Borough and Township are small neighborhoods, but they certainly have much to offer. Located west of Newark in Morris County and less than one hour from Manhattan, Chatham is an ideal destination for those seeking a charming, suburban lifestyle.

What to Love

  • Beautiful and welcoming green spaces for outdoor activities and relaxation
  • The excellent, high-achieving school district
  • Old fashioned downtown district loaded with mom-and-pop shops and restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Chatham enjoy private, accessible residences, many of which are historical homes on large properties. From Queen Anne and Tudor-style homes to Colonials and upscale condominiums, Chatham has many varied options to suit all needs and lifestyles. Enjoy casual strolls through the historic downtown district while sipping on a locally-roasted coffee, take the kids to a free science program at the Library of the Chathams, and indulge in the dozens of delicious mom-and-pop restaurants where after one visit, you become a new member of the family. Living in The Chathams communities affords a laid-back and carefree lifestyle, one that many commuters covet after busy days spent in the city. With such an excellent school district, these neighborhoods are also ideal for young families. Explore the tree-lined streets and gorgeous architecture of The Chathams — you don’t be disappointed in its small-town charm!

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

For the best Mexican hot chocolate, visit Mexican Spice, a unique destination for Mexican dishes, homemade goods, and gifts. Grab an order of authentic tacos and browse the boutique shop for hand-blown glass, spicy honey, and handmade pinatas.

“D’oro” refers to the crips, golden crust on a dish that’s fresh out of the oven. It’s the perfect presentation of the meal and the feeling you receive when it arrives at your table — named for this specific feeling, D’Oro Ristorante specializes in the most amazing, mouthwatering Italian creations in Morris County. Sure to please all tastes and palettes, D’Oro is the prime location for the best Italian creations, all made with love and creativity. Enjoy menu items like “Pollo Alla Caprese,” panko-crusted chicken breast with arugula, tomatoes, and mozzarella, and “Bistecca ai Ferri,” a 12 ounce New York strip steak with Italian fried and wilted spinach.

If you’re looking for a casual evening out with great food and foot-tappin’ tunes, visit the Chatham River Grille, offering classic American meals and fabulous live music almost every evening. Grab one of their famous burgers and a drink and let your cares melt away to the sultry sounds of live jazz.

Things to Do

A community staple since 1922, the Chatham Playhouse provides diverse theater experiences for the greater Chatham district through performances, workshops, and outreach opportunities. Grab tickets for an upcoming show or audition for a role!

Foster your creativity at House of Design, a high-end fashion academy offering courses and workshops for youth and adults. From the basics of sewing to walking the runway, House of Dezign will teach you the ins and outs of the fashion industry and provide you with the necessary skills to create, design, and show off your talents.

Join the Hickory Tree Chorus, an award-winning women’s choir specializing in barbershop-style a capella singing. Passionate about music, fun, and friendship, the women of Hickory Tree welcome every voice to share in their stories of song.

Explore the Village Play Cafe, an indoor open play space for young children. Offering creative play spaces and classes to aid in your child’s development, Village Play Cafe caters to both children and parents, as its cafe offers high-quality coffees and an open area for parents to relax. Reserve a private room for a birthday party or special event and attend a workshop with your child.


Students in Chatham are part of the School District of the Chathams. A few high-achieving schools in the area include:

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