Chatham Real Estate Information
Equidistant from I-72 interstate that runs in the east-west direction and the I-55 interstate that runs in the north-south direction and is actually located on the historic U.S. Route 66 that is known today as State Route 4. Over 9,000 people call Chatham home, with the population expected to steadily increase for the foreseeable future. A number of interesting points of interest are situated in Chatham, including Interurban Trail, the Caldwell Farmstead, and the Chatham Railroad Museum. Trains headed from the south to Springfield all travel via Chatham. Although the number of passenger trains headed through Chatham and Springfield today has been significantly reduced, there is still a number of freight services that operate.
Panther Creek Country Club between Springfield and Chatham is an exclusive oasis getaway from the monotony of the Midwestern countryside. Many residents find that membership at the club is useful because not only does it have some of the best golf in the area but it also has a number of other useful amenities.
Chatham is set along the eastern banks of Lake Springfield. The 4,260-acre lake is fed by Lick Creek and Sugar Creek and was formed with the construction of Spaulding Dam. Not only does the lake act as a source of water for the people of Springfield and its surrounding communities, Lake Springfield also provides a cooling source for the coal-fired electric generation plant that serves the city. The lake is known for spectacular fishing due to the abundance of warm-water fish, including bluegill, crappie, and flathead catfish. But besides fishing, other recreational opportunities, like power boating, jet skiing, and sailing, are other popular activities, especially in the warmer summer months.
Four schools make up the local educational system as part of the Ball-Chatham School District. The educational flow is based on students attending all four campuses throughout their careers. Chatham Elementary School, Glenwood Intermediate School, Glenwood Middle School, and Glenwood High School make up the typical educational path for most of Chatham’s students. For some of Chatham’s residents who live closer to Ball, Ball Elementary School can be substituted in place of Chatham’s own campus.