Welcome to Chatham
“The Chathams” is a term used in reference to shared services for two neighboring municipalities in Morris County, Chatham Township and Chatham Borough. The two are separate municipalities. Chatham Borough is known for its charming downtown that includes varied restaurants, boutiques, and salons. The Borough also has a NJ Transit Train Station for ease of commuting to NYC. Housing in the Borough is generally situated on smaller lots in a more suburban setting. Some of the homes in the Borough date back to Victorian times.
Chatham Township shares joint public services with Chatham Borough, which include the school district, the library, the medical emergency squad, and recreation program.
Chatham Township has a slightly more rural feel because the homes are situated on larger-sized lots and the homes tend to be larger as well. The township does not have a town center, nor does it have a train station. The Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge is in Chatham Township. This is a national preserve with many trails from which hikers can view the wildlife of all sorts, but especially birds that are attracted to the Swamp.