Chatham Township Homes for Sale
Real Estate in Chatham Township New Jersey
Neighboring towns, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, comprise a desirable area known as Chatham or the Chathams. Just 25 miles west of New York and with a “small New England town feel,” the area has been awarded as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the United States. The towns share an award-winning school district, library system, and recreation program.
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More about Chatham Township
Chatham Township borders Chatham Borough or Chatham Boro but they are two distinctly different areas. Chatham Township is a larger footprint taking a part of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and stretching north to Treadwell Avenue along Woodland Avenue south to the Passaic River. It includes the smaller community of Green Village as well as multiple parks, the Fairmont Country Club, the Chatham high school and more green space than Chatham Borough.
This suburban township in Morris County is home to about 11,000 residents and New Jersey Monthly Magazine ranked Chatham Township first in the state in 2008 being the "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey.
Chatham Township History
Chatham Township was incorporated in 1806 from portions of Hanover Township and Morris Township. Originally included communities of Chatham, Green Village, and Bottlecap Hill with the extensive rural areas surrounding these communities. Each had its own distinct existence and identity however, the turn-of-the-century, the 1900 century that is, the Township lost all but Green Village Inn under its jurisdiction and seceded from outlying townships establishing their own municipal government. Green Village has always been within the Township's jurisdiction.
The Township was formed in 1806 and included the village that is now the Borough. By the 1890s, a dispute over the distribution of tax revenue prompted the more prosperous village with its shops along Main Street to secede from the Township along with its agriculture farmers. Up until about the 1950s, the two chaplains rivaled with each other over businesses, residents poking fun at each other for various reasons, and Township and Borough boys would see each other in other towns and taunt their rivals. The Borough continued to grow exponentially during this time and eventually, they realized they were stronger together than apart. Even though the Borough and the Township are still two different governments, they have merged a lot of businesses. Today, the two school districts have merged and the towns share a library, senior citizen center, recreation department, and volunteer ambulance corps. Several residents on each side of the border argue that the two Chathams, which already share a ZIP Code, should simply merge but so far, remain separate entities.
Cin Maur Estates
Heritage Green Condos
Oakwood Village North
Oakwood Village South
River Road Estates
River View Ridge
Rolling Hill Estates
Rolling Hill Heights
Chatham Township Schools
As mentioned before, the two Chathams share a school district, the School District of the Chathams. This is a regional public school district serving students from prekindergarten through 12th grade in both the Borough and the Township. The district, comprised of six schools, has an enrollment of about 4200 students and about 330 teachers. The Chatham High School has been recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. The Milton Avenue school was one of 11 in the state to be recognized in 2014 by the United States Department of Educations National Blue Ribbon Schools Program and the districts high school was the first ranked public high school in New Jersey out of nearly 340 schools statewide in the New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2014 using the new ranking methodology for top public high schools.
Other schools in Chatham Township include Chatham Day School, a private coeducational school serving students from preschool through eighth grade.
Chatham Real Estate
The median home value is approximately $910,000 and 89% of residents in Chatham Township owned their own homes. The majority of homes are nestled on the eastern border of the Township with homes anywhere from $650,000 to over $2 million. You'll find historical homes, Victorian-style design, bungalows, craftsmen, and a few modern or contemporary architectural homes throughout residential communities.
While the majority of Chatham Township is residential, there are a few shops and restaurants located on Shunpike Road toward the northeastern border. However, Highway 124 just a couple of minutes east has all services and amenities such as shops, restaurants, markets, and other services.
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