A small village on the rolling fields of the Illinois prairie, Chatham is a wonderful bedroom community with big-city conveniences, great schools, and a wide variety of recreation programs.
Located just 10 miles south of Springfield, the businesses, shopping districts, museums, and nightlife of this active city are within easy reach. Located along historic Route 66, Chatham has many areas of interest and historical sites, as well, including the Railroad Museum, which highlights the railroad in Chatham from its beginnings in 1852.
An annual event that can’t be missed is the Sweetcorn Festival. Held every summer for over 36 years, the Sweetcorn Festival at Chatham Community Park features beer wagons, a pirate bar, a children’s play area, live music, food, a beauty pageant, and tournaments and challenges. The biggest event of the festival is the Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw.
Rental apartments in Chatham give new residents that small-town, country feel just minutes from downtown Springfield.