Chatham is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Chatham Borough is located 25 miles west of New York City on the eastern edge of Morris County. Chatham Borough is a pedestrian-friendly community that covers less than 2.5 square miles, including a central business district and railroad station within about a mile from its farthest boundary.
In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Chatham ninth on its annual list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Chatham as its twenty-fifth best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey.
Being only 2.4 square miles in area, Chatham was mostly built out well before World War II, retaining its charming homes that sometimes display the dates of their construction during the colonial and revolutionary times. Two houses, now privately owned, survive from colonial times – the Paul Day House, at 24 Kings Road, and the Daniel Bonnel House, at 34 Watchung Avenue.
Chatham Borough and Chatham Township share a regionalized school district, the School District of the Chathams.
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