Chatham

Perfectly manicured waterfront homes, postcard-worthy beaches, and a charming town center make this idyllic community one of the most sought-after on Cape Cod.

Welcome to Chatham, MA

When you picture the quintessential Cape Cod town, chances are it looks a lot like Chatham. From the impossibly blue waters off of Lighthouse Beach to the shingle-clad boutique shops and restaurants on Main Street, it’s easy to see the appeal of this coastal community. The luxury real estate market here covers a wide range, from restored antique homes right in the village center to sprawling waterfront estates with breathtaking panoramic views. Wherever you live, however, there’s no denying that residents of Chatham enjoy an exceptional lifestyle.

Chatham is located in the Lower Cape region and is bordered by Harwich to the west and Orleans to the north. 

CHATHAM REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS

Whether you’re walking through the village or driving along the coast, it’s readily apparent that Chatham is blessed with an abundance of beautiful homes. Nonetheless, the area’s allure is well known, which is why this town has one of the most competitive real estate markets on Cape Cod. Luxury homebuyers come here from all along the eastern seaboard, and beyond, looking for the ideal seaside retreat. Often, these beloved properties will remain in a family for decades, passed down to each generation. 

As of August 2021, the median listing home price is $1,000,000 and the median days on market is 70 days. Luxury real estate prices typically start around $1,500,000 in Chatham and can reach as high as $15,000,000 for world-class oceanfront properties.

THE PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE

When it comes to Cape Cod living, Chatham leaves nothing to be desired. Once a sleepy fishing village that’s now an exclusive resort community, there is still an inimitable sense of small-town charm. Amidst the chic boutiques, art galleries, and upscale eateries, one will find a rich maritime history and deep local pride on full display, from the iconic Chatham Lighthouse to the Chatham Pier Fish Market where you can grab a lobster roll while watching fishermen unload the daily catch.

Chatham’s natural beauty is second to none and is highlighted by a scenic stretch of coastline that holds numerous postcard-worthy beaches. The largest and most popular is Lighthouse Beach, thanks to a beautiful expanse of sand and breathtaking views, but Harding’s Beach is perhaps the town’s most family-friendly beach, with lifeguards, bathrooms, and food trucks during the summer.

For golf enthusiasts, the prestigious Eastward Ho! Club on Pleasant Bay boasts one of the best courses in the Northeast, designed by Herbert Fowler, who is perhaps best known for redesigning the 18th hole at Pebble Beach. Just minutes away, one will find another top-ranked course at the Cape Cod National Golf Club in Brewster. Additionally, the Chatham Bars Inn and the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in neighboring Harwich both offer a five-star resort ambiance where one can enjoy oceanside dining, water activities, spa facilities, and more.

On Main Street in Chatham, a wide range of excellent restaurants ranging from fine dining options, like Del Mar Bar & Bistro and Bluefins Sushi & Sake Bar, to classic pub fare at The Squire, a beloved local haunt. Throughout the summer, Chatham hosts plenty of local events that can be enjoyed while strolling about town, such as Art in the Park and Monday Nights on Main Street with live music and entertainment. Sports fans will be sure to love cheering on the Chatham A’s at Veterans Field then head to the nearby Red Nun Bar & Grill for a beer and burger.

If you are in search of the perfect Cape Cod residence to call home, Chatham is an ideal place for every family to consider. For more information about luxury real estate in Chatham, MA, contact Paul Grover. 

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