Welcome to Chatham
A beachy coastal town with stunning colonial homes that boast waterfront views
Nestled in the southeastern region of Cape Cod is Chatham, a luxurious coastal village with tons to offer residents. A quaint seaside oasis, Chatham is highly sought-after among buyers who want a quintessential New England experience. Boasting peaceful shores, luxe homes, and an inviting community, Chatham offers a charming small-town experience that all homeowners love to embrace.
Neighborhoods in Chatham tend to be seasonal with quiet winters and bustling summers. Known once as a farming and fishing community, Chatham is now recognized for some of the most exclusive and sought-after addresses on Cape Cod and as a premier vacation destination in New England. Chatham has a tight knit local community that works together to create a welcoming and safe environment for year round and seasonal residents.
What to Love
- A charming coastal town with a relaxed feel
- Luxurious New England neighborhoods with beautiful homes
- Secluded properties and laid-back community atmospheres
Locals of Chatham live unique and diverse lifestyles. This beachy, coastal town allows residents easy access to stunning natural views and tranquil pastimes. Many residents find it easy to relax after work and soak in all that the area has to offer. Boasting beautiful beaches, Chatham is a great place for those who love waterfront activities, such as fishing, sailing, or tanning on the beach. Residents and vacationers find Chatham peaceful, as the secluded and natural feel of the area makes it easy for them to find time to reflect on life.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Chatham is also home to a variety of impressive bars and restaurants! Spearheaded by Chef Anthony Silvestri, Pates Restaurant is an iconic Chatham hotspot that’s serving American cuisine with an elevated flair. Mac's Chatham Fish & Lobster is a casual eatery that offers an approachable setting for guests to enjoy comforting American cuisine and fresh seafood dishes. Many come here to enjoy the fresh raw bar, as well as fried classics such as Clam Strips and Shrimp. Their small plate menu is also incredibly popular, as guests love to try innovative dishes such as the Hawaiian Poke Bowl and the Beer Steamed Littlenecks. With a welcoming staff and vibrant dining space, this is an excellent spot to enjoy a laid-back lunch with friends. Wild Goose Tavern is a local favorite, and with a menu of charming pub fares crafted from bright ingredients and drinks that keep coming, you’ll love meeting your friends down at The Goose!
Another well-known Chatham spot is Chatham Village Cafe and Bakery. This charming bakeshop serves handmade bread, pastries, and an array of cafe favorites. With a small outdoor sitting area that is perfect for enjoying on a warm weekend morning, Chatham Village Cafe and Bakery is an ideal spot to visit with friends. Some menu highlights here include the sweet Apple Caramel Crumb Pie, the Tiger Tail Donuts, and any of their fresh loaves of bread. Also crafting plenty of specialty coffee drinks, this is a great spot to visit for a satisfying and inviting bakery experience!
Chatham is also known for its array of small businesses that line its streets. Boasting apparel retailers, art galleries, shoe stores, gift shops, and more, there is something for everyone here. It is common for residents to explore these businesses and find stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces!
Chatham Bars Inn is one of Cape Cod’s most coveted getaway destinations. Whether you’re here for a long weekend or just for dinner, you’ll enjoy every minute at this quintessentially New England resort. With five ways to dine at Chatham Bars Inn and a nearby 8-acre farm that produces ingredients for each dish, you’ll find something to satisfy every craving here.
For a full day of fun, head to Wequassett Resort & Golf Club where you can practice your swing on the fairways and then head to any of their five restaurants to reenergize. Alfresco dining, beachfront drinks, and white tablecloth dinners can all be found here.
Things to Do
Chatham is also home to plenty of exciting events that locals enjoy taking part in. During the Chatham Christmas by the Sea Stroll Weekend, for instance, residents gather for a tree-lighting ceremony, holiday caroling, horse and carriage rides, and a spirited community atmosphere. This highly-anticipated event is a holiday favorite among locals and tourists alike!
Another popular event here is the 4th of July Parade. Known as one of the longest-running town parades in the country, this is a spirited and patriotic celebration. Tons of residents and local business owners choose to participate, making this a great event for new residents to become familiar with the Chatham community.
Chatham is also home to an impressive array of schooling options, regionalizing its high school with the town of Harwich, Monomoy Regional High School. With an emphasis on teaching students to be positive role models with a strong commitment to school and service, this school provides a solid personal foundation for all kids. Also boasting a wide array of extracurricular activities and athletic programs, students receive a well-rounded education here.