Chatham is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
The character of Chatham is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. Most areas in this part of the city are quiet, as the streets are peaceful - although there are still several louder sections, especially near Dan Ryan Expressway. Finally, green spaces, like Cole Park, are very well-situated and there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in, which makes it easy to access them from many locations within the neighborhood.
Over half of the housing stock of Chatham consists of small apartment buildings and single detached homes, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. Most of the housing growth in this area took place before the 1960s. This neighborhood has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 55% of the units in the neighborhood and 45% are occupied by owners.
It is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from anywhere in Chatham. Property owners are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. When it comes to eating, a grocery store is ordinarily accessible within a very short walk from any location in this part of the city. Moreover, Chatham is a good place in which to go out to eat or go to a cafe. It is also convenient to reach a variety of clothing stores on foot.
Chatham presents home owners with several alternative methods of transportation. Chatham benefits from a very good public transit infrastructure as a result of a few nearby bus lines. This area is also a fairly convenient part of Chicago for getting around by car. Most houses for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Dan Ryan Expressway. Active home buyers will be pleased with the very walk-friendly nature of Chatham; many daily needs are straightforward to meet without the use of a car, and a good number of businesses of different types can be found as well.