Chatham Neighborhoods

Chatham's Northside Neighborhoods

Posted on Aug 23, 2021 in Chatham Neighborhoods



 Chatham's North side has grown considerably in the last 50 years. My wife grew up in the 1950's and 60's on St. Clair St. north of McNaughton Ave. In those day very little commercial existed. There was a small commercial mall at the corner of St. Clair (#40 Hwy) heading out of town toward Wallaceburg. The government subdivided some of the properti...

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Chatham's Southside Neighborhoods

Posted on Aug 16, 2021 in Chatham Neighborhoods





Chatham’s South side is growing exponentially.
For a period of time a lot of the expansion for Chatham was taking place on the north end of the city with the addition of the stores and restaurants on St. Clair Ext. and the growth of housing in Pristancia Subdivision as it continued to expand.
Today, South Chatham is booming. My wife and I lived on t...

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Waterfront Homes Along the Thames River

Posted on Jun 28, 2021 in Chatham Neighborhoods






As late as the 1950's and the early 1960's Keil Dr. was considered the edge of the city of Chatham. There were farms and farm houses along Grande River Line ( North side) and others along River View Line (South Side) on the shores of the Thames. Crops of corn, wheat or beans, vegetable such as tomatoes, beans and potatoes could be seen on both side...

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Chatham's Southside Neighborhood Developments

Posted on Jan 25, 2021 in Chatham Neighborhoods




Chatham’s South side is growing exponentially. For a period of time a lot of the expansion for Chatham was taking place on the north end of the city with the addition of the stores and restaurants on St. Clair Ext. and the building of new homes and townhouses in Prestancia Subdivision as it expanded to the Bear Line Rd and is still continuing to gr...

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Chatham Downtown Neighborhoods

Posted on Aug 24, 2020 in Chatham Neighborhoods


Chatham began as a naval Dockyard in the 1790's as it lies on the banks of the Lower Thames River. In the early 19th century Chatham-Kent was part of the Famous Underground Railway. Uncle Tom's Cabin near Dresden was the destination of many of the slaves who escaped from the United States. As a result, Chatham-Kent is now part of the African-Canadi...

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Chatham Northside Birdland Neighborhood

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in Chatham Neighborhoods



Subdivision Construction began in the 1960's with 4 plexes and condos running behind Thames-Lea Plaza on Baldoon Rd. off of Keil Dr. and continued with affordable single family dwellings on the first street off of Baldoon which is Lark St. Today Lark St. runs from one end of the subdivision to the other with a Neighborhood Park on the corner of Lar...

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