The Chathams NJ

The Chathams NJ

If you find yourself curious about the Chathams NJ, you’ve come to the right place for some great information! The Chathams NJ consists of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. The Chathams NJ are known as being quaint and historic. Although they share some services, such as the library, pool, tennis courts, parks and fields, and many hiking and biking trails to explore, there are some differences between the two towns.

Chatham Borough has a slightly smaller population and properties tend to be smaller and closer together. It is ranked the 18th best town to live in by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Downtown Chatham and the Chatham train station may be in walking distance to residents that live in the Borough. Chatham Township has a slightly larger population. Larger homes on more spacious properties can be found in the Township. Chatham Township is ranked the 36th best town to live in by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Looking for things to do in the Chathams NJ? Diana from our team recommends Castle Playground on Shunpike Road. Although it is not as large as Regatta Park, aka “The Ship Park” in West Orange, it is just as good and less crowded; However, the parking can get hectic. Another one of Diana’s favorite places to visit in Chatham Township is the Farm at Green Village. It offers a huge selection of indoor and outdoor plants. It is a bit pricey, but kids will enjoy visiting the ponds.

If you want to grab a bite to eat, check out Restaurant Serenade, located at 6 Roosevelt Avenue. This quaint restaurant offers high-end French food, and is perfect if you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion.  From the outside, the restaurant looks like a colonial house.  The inside boasts a somewhat modern décor and the ambiance is quite serene.  The restaurant is a bit on the pricey side, but it is definitely worth it!  The salmon and filet mignon are a couple of Diana’s favorite dishes, and the food is so good every time.

A family-friendly restaurant to try is River Grille, located at 34 River Road. They offer a fantastic microbrew selection, and the tasty American food is great!  You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Parking can be a little challenging especially during the evenings.

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Facts about The Chathams NJ

County: Morris
Population: Borough-8,500/Township-10,000
Location: 25 miles from NYC – 13.5 miles from airport (Newark)
Commute by Road: Nearby Highways: Interstate 78, Route 24, Route 124
Commute by Train Morristown Line-direct service to New York’s Pennsylvania Station -
50 minutes; Gladstone Branch-service to Hoboken, NJ. For downtown destinations transfer to PATH trains or ferry. For more information, visit

Education in The Chathams NJ

*Chatham elementary schools offer a half day kindergarten program.
PreK-3: Milton Avenue School Grades
Grades K-3: Southern Boulevard School / Washington Avenue School
Grades 4-5: Lafayette School
Grades 6-8: Chatham Middle School
Grades 9-12: Chatham High School – Currently ranks # 1 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine

To learn more about the School Districts of the Chathams, click here.

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