The Borough of Chatham offers a business-friendly environment with low tax rates, highly-skilled workers, convenient access to all modes of transportation, beautiful residential neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown corridor, and an award-winning school district.
At only 2.4 square miles with 9,022 residents, the borough, with an old-fashioned downtown tree-lined Main Street suggests an earlier, less frantic decade, even though busy state Route 24 and Interstate 78 are just a few miles away. Chatham’s charm comes out of small mom and pop businesses that dot the street, making it a highly walkable destination.
A quick, easy commute to New York City. Chatham is served by NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line which features direct access to both New York Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal. For those traveling west, there is access to Morristown, Dover, and Hackettstown, and points in-between. The Chatham train station is conveniently located downtown. Many commuters walk or ride bikes to the train station or park in one of the surrounding commuter lots or in residential driveways through a service named Boxcarapp.com. With an average ride of 45-60 minutes and one express train that clocks just 38 minutes to New York Penn Station, it’s one of the best New York City train commutes in the area. And, in planning for our “River Road District”, NJ Transit has been open to the request to have a second Chatham train station which would provide Chatham even more transit options.
The easy access doesn’t stop at the tracks! Chatham is nestled right along Routes 24 and 78 in a really ideal region. It is far enough off the beaten bath to be quiet and safe but close enough that it gives Chatham residents a quick escape whether they want to go west and spend a day at a farm or lake or east to New York City for the day. By car, the average drive to Manhattan – depending on exact destination and traffic conditions – takes 37 minutes. Chatham residents have access to major commuter routes, such as Route 287, Interstate 78, the Garden State Parkway, and the New Jersey Turnpike.