Population: 6,594

Living in Chatham, Massachusetts:
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Chatham is a quiet, seaside village that sits on the geographic “elbow” of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The town has a year-round population of close to 6,000 residents, but the population swells to almost 25,000 people during summer. This is due in part to seasonal residents and the large influx of tourists. The two largest industries in Chatham are tourism and fishing. The cost of housing in Chatham is on the higher-end of the Cape towns, with the average home price over $700,000. The Chatham school system joined with their neighboring town, Harwich, in 2017 to form the Monomoy school district. Parents can also opt for school choice to any school system on the Cape. Chatham, in summer, is known for its’ foggy mornings, sunny days, and cool evenings. In winter, the fierce wind of the Atlantic and cold temperatures pushing down from Canada keep even the hardiest of Chathamites ensconced indoors and cozied up to the fireplace.

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