A well-established neighborhood that has evolved over the years, Chatham is home to many residents that have lived in the community for much of their lives.
Avalon Highlands, Chesterfield, and Chatham Fields are three of the sub-areas that comprise this tight-knit community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Garden Homes Historic District and West Chatham Bungalow Historic District are sections of the community with unique homes built in the early 1900s. Well maintained over the years, the Garden Homes are brick cottages that were built on unusually large lots of land for the time, while the Bungalow District features similar designs, giving the neighborhood a uniform appearance. There are also plenty of renovated townhome and condominium options for those in search of less space.
The Greater Chatham Initiative was launched in 2016 as a way to foster neighborhood growth and business development. This has enabled the community to enhance local retail, schools, and parks, and continue to attract new residents. The neighborhood also takes pride in its restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine choices and are often featured at community events.
Whether enjoying the quiet beauty of the surrounding parks and architecture or checking out live music at one of the local lounges, this community continues to progress while maintaining its celebrated roots.