Chatham, NJ


Highest Appreciating Chatham Neighborhoods Since 2000

Chatham, NJ Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Chatham Housing Market Information

With a population of 8,993, 2,885 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $938,216, Chatham house prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, Chatham real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Chatham, accounting for 79.55% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Chatham include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.70%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.37%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.38%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Chatham. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 78.41% of Chatham's homes, and 70.40% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Chatham's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 47.29% of the borough's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Chatham include homes built before 1939 ( 41.35%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 10.34%). There's also some housing in Chatham built between 2000 and later ( 1.02%).

Chatham Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Chatham have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.96%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Chatham house appreciation rate of 1.23%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Chatham's appreciation rate, at 3.79%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Chatham's appreciation rate has been 0.66%, which annualizes to a rate of 2.68%.

Relative to New Jersey, our data show that Chatham's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in New Jersey.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,133,000 18.1
$850,001 - $1,133,000 22.8
$567,001 - $850,000 43.1
$453,001 - $567,000 8.1
$340,001 - $453,000 5.5
$227,001 - $340,000 1.2
$113,001 - $227,000 0.0
$56,001 - $113,000 0.0
$0 - $56,000 1.2

Very High for NJ
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.24223602484472 3.04878048780488

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Chatham Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
88.13% 3.73% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,372 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 78.41
Renters 21.59
Vacant 5.32

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 1.0
1970 - 1999 10.3
1940 - 1969 47.3
1939 or Older 41.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 79.6
Townhomes 1.4
Small Apt. Buildings 10.7
Apt. Complexes 8.4
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.26
1 Bedroom 9.58
2 Bedrooms 13.69
3 Bedrooms 38.17
4 Bedrooms 32.23
5 or more bedrooms 6.07