Chatham Ontario Real Estate For Sale
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The city of Chatham is a population centre of the larger Chatham-Kent municipality in Southwestern Ontario. Chatham itself is halfway between Windsor to the Southwest and London to the Northeast. Throughout its history, Chatham has been a naval dockyard on the Thames River, an integral stop on the Underground Railroad, and a major industrial sector in Ontario. Now, Chatham is an affordable city to live in with a quickly evolving real estate market
Chatham Real Estate Market
Interest has been turned to Chatham because of its central location in Southwestern Ontario. It is a city of 43,550 people located on the Thames River with direct access to the 401. It is an hour away from Windsor - and the border with Detroit, Michigan - and an hour and a half away from London, Ontario. In the Chatham-Kent area of 102,042 people, Chatham is the largest population centre following the amalgamation that created the municipality in 1998.
The Real Estate market is on the rise in Chatham. The Chatham-Kent area has been experiencing record market activity and quickly rising home prices, but in recent years, the supply has been slowing down. In 2019, the average sale price for a home in the Chatham-Kent area was in the mid $250,000s. This is an increase of about 20% compared with the numbers from 2018. The data shows that home prices are continuing to climb in the region despite a declining inventory.
Housing options in Chatham are currently quite affordable. Older detached homes in more rural areas offer 2+ bedrooms for a range of prices under $200,000. Even newer constructions offer single family homes between the mid to high $300,000s. Larger new developments with 3+ bedrooms are in the high $400,00 to mid $500,000 range.
Living in Chatham, Ontario
Chatham serves the municipality as the retail core for the surrounding, smaller population centres. The city has many shopping options on top of services and attractions to make Chatham a convenient place to live or well worth the trip to visit.
CK Transit is the available public transportation option for Chatham, Ontario. The public bus system offers five routes across Chatham itself and three inter-community routes between the population centres in the Chatham-Kent municipality with one additional route for seasonal beach access.
The municipality of Chatham-Kent is serviced by the Lambton-Kent District School Board (LKDSB), the St. Clair Catholic District Board, the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, and six other private boards. The LKDSB has eight elementary schools and two secondary schools in Chatham while the Catholic board has six elementary schools and one secondary option in the city. The French-Catholic Board has a few elementary school offerings in the municipality as well.
Attractions in Chatham include the Chatham Capitol Theatre, the Cascades Casino, and the John D. Bradley Convention Centre. The Chatham Capitol Theatre offers lounges and movie showings in addition to their impressive line-up of live events ranging from concerts, musicals, comedy shows, and children’s entertainment like Sesame Street Live! Now in an official partnership with the NFL, the Cascades Casino in Chatham offers tables, games, and a buffet for a more mature crowd. The Convention Centre holds ceremonies, banquet events, product shows, and other community events on the renovated site of the locally famous, former Wheels Inn. If you are a fan of vintage vehicles, the annual Retrofest held in downtown Chatham is also a must-see Summer event.