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At the bent arm of Cape Cod, Chatham is at the intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sound. The rips, where the two water bodies collide is renowned for its fishing.
Seals love the area too, proliferating in recent years and inviting Great White Sharks.
Chatham also is home to Pleasant Bay, with Wequassett Resort and Golf Club occupying one of its shores and the iconic Eastward Ho golf course another shore.
The town’s population year round is over 6,000 but quadruples in the summer. Its median income is more than $65,000, but that significant understates the town’s wealth since so many households are owned by second homeowners, whose incomes are registered by the U.S. Census elsewhere.
As of this year, students in town share the Monomoy school district with their Harwich neighbors.
Chatham is where Marconi established his wireless station, now celebrated as a museum and educational center. The town also is home to some of the most historic sites on the Cape, from the Atwood House to the Godfrey Windmill, both along the Luxx Museum Trail.
Strong Island in Pleasant Bay marks the Town’s northern boundary. Morris and Stage Islands mark the extent of developed area on the south. The Red River is the boundary on the west and the Muddy Creek (or Monomoy River) on the northwest. The highest point (131 feet) in Chatham is “Great Height”, long a landmark for vessels offshore.
Chatham is among the Cape’s wealthiest towns, a far cry from its earliest years when town folk struggled mainly as farmers and fishermen. Today, nearly 60 percent of all households are second homes.
Atwood House Museum
Beaches and Parking
Council on Aging
Marconi Maritime Museum
Parks and Recreation
Pleasant Bay Alliance
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