Why own real estate in Chatham
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Ocean breezes blow in from three directions over Chatham Real Estate, in this most easterly town in Massachusetts. Chatham boasts more waterfront than some islands, without the necessity of travel by ferry or plane. This beautiful, historic seaside town has a lively, pedestrian friendly main street with great shopping, a cinema, and restaurants offering the best seafood around.
From the south, Nantucket Sound flows up to the white sands of Harding’s Beach and into the well-protected waters of Stage Harbor. From the east, the Atlantic Ocean flows in around the barrier island of South Beach to the popular Chatham Lighthouse Beach where walkers can stroll for miles along the shore and over the dunes. To the north is Pleasant Bay, which flows into Crow’s Pond and Ryder Cove past Ministers Point.
Chatham has some of the most beautiful beaches on Cape Cod. Take endless nature hikes along Chatham Light beach, bask in the sun and go for a swim at family-friendly Hardings Beach then take a scenic stroll to the Stage Harbor Lighthouse. Chatham is also home to a large seal population. Visit the Fish Pier to watch the seals as they await the arrival of the fishing boats.
Chatham first night has been increasing in popularity every year since it began in 1980. It features a parade, a wide variety of music and dance performances, horse drawn wagon rides, a road race and two sets of fireworks starting with an early display for kids. Events start at noon with a town photo at Chatham Light and end with a ‘Countdown Cod’ over Oyster Pond – a lighted codfish slowly lowered by crane at midnight while the second fireworks display is being set off.
Chatham’s annual 4th of July parade began in 1908 and is now one of the oldest in the country. Over 20,000 spectators line the streets. Every year features a different theme such as 2015’s ‘Distinctively Chatham’ and 2016’s ‘Freedom is not Free’. Refreshment stands can be found at various locations along the parade route.
Another annual tradition in Chatham is the Friday night band concerts downtown in Kate Gould Park. Concerts run for about 1.5 hours and spectators are welcome to bring a picnic dinner. If you prefer baseball, head over to Veteran’s Field to see the Chatham Anglers compete in the Cape Cod Baseball League during June, July and early August.
Things to do in Chatham
Chatham center has a variety of fun and interesting shops and restaurants. It has a mile-long stretch of Main Street lined with galleries, clothing stores, book stores, gift stores, candy shops, and more. If you develop an appetite, there are coffee and sandwich shops along with full service restaurants such as the Chatham Squire, the Wild Goose Tavern, Bluefins Sushi, and the outdoor courtyard of the Blue Coral, among others. Then you can catch the latest movies at the Orpheum Theater.
Chatham’s scenic beauty provides wonderful outdoor activities. When you are not at the beach, you can go hiking and nature-watching at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Or hop on your bicycle and ride to Brewster, Harwich and beyond along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Check out the seal-watching and harbor tours that set out from the Chatham Fish Pier. Sport fishing charter boats are widely available in this seaside town.
Golf courses are abundant in Chatham and across Cape Cod. The Chatham Seaside Links is a town-owned 9-hole course and Eastward Ho! Golf Course has 18 holes over 6,215 yards with a par of 71. The 36-hole Captains Golf Course, the Cape’s premier public golf course facility, is also nearby.
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