Chatham, New Jersey
Located only 25 miles west of Manhattan, Chatham's proximity to the greater metropolitan area provides the best of both worlds. Within minutes of NJ State Routes 24, 78, and 287, there is easy access to NYC, Hoboken, Jersey City, and Princeton. A short 15-minute drive to Newark Liberty Airport, or a 45-minute train ride to NYC makes Chatham an ideal suburban getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The historic beauty of the Borough combined with newer homes and space in the Township, provides both the convenience of location and a classic small-town American vibe.
The NY Times named chef James Laird "one of the best classically trained chefs in New Jersey" while it's consistently rated among the "best of the best in the state." Chatham residents cherish this gem in their own backyard.
According to Wikipedia:
Chatham is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, Chatham's population was 8,962, reflecting an increase of 502 (+5.9%) from the 8,460 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 453 (+5.7%) from the 8,007 counted in the 1990 Census. Chatham Borough is a pedestrian-friendly community that covers less than 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), including a central business district and railroad station within about 1 mile (1.6 km) from its farthest boundary. The borough is situated in southeastern Morris County bordering both Essexand Union counties along the Passaic River. Northeast of the borough is the upscale Mall at Short Hills located in the Short Hills section of Millburn.
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 25th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey. 2012, Forbes.com listed Chatham as 375th in its listing of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", with a median home price of $776,703.
The borough has been ranked as one of the state's highest-income communities. In March 2018, Bloomberg ranked Chatham as the 64th highest-income place in the United States and as having the 8th-highest income in New Jersey. In the 2013-2017 ACS, Chatham Borough had a median household income of $163,026, ranking 16th in the state. The 2014-2018 ACS showed a median household income of $169,524 in Chatham Borough vs. $111,316 in Morris County and $79,363 statewide.