Cape Cod Real Estate - Massachusetts (MA)
Cape Cod is known as the "Pearl of New England". Offering over 40 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, lush golf courses, picturesque light houses, and charming sea side villages with unobstructed ocean views', rolling sand dunes and unlimited fishing, Cape Cod is and always will be the playground of the North East. Jazz guitarist, Les Paul wrote the 50's hit song about his visit to "Old Cape Cod" which every Cape Codder knows and appreciates, "If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air, you're sure to fall in love with Old Cape Cod". If you're looking for a relaxing vacation, a fun get-a-way or a second home near the water then Cape Cod is the perfect destination.
Cape Cod real estate homes in the area offer many popular activities such as bicycling, wind surfing, sailing, yachting, horseback riding, fishing, whale watching, kayaking and shopping. If you're a bicycle enthusiast you'll enjoy the Cape Cod Rail Trail a paved bike path which runs 22 miles from Dennis to Wellfleet. You will also enjoy peddling 7 miles along the Cape Cod Canal from Sandwich to Bourne then heading down the Shining Sea Bike Way to Falmouth and Woods Hole.
Just looking to go fishing? Renting or buying a Cape Cod vacation home is also a great mega fishing destination where anglers from around the globe travel to enjoy the Cape's world class fishing tournaments which are held on The Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Fresh water fishing enthusiasts know that they can pick a different spot every day of the year because there are 365 fresh water ponds and lakes throughout the Cape.
Tourists from all over the world come to Cape Cod and enjoy the quaint harbors, local seafood and rich American history and culture dating back to the 1600's. The main stay for the local economy is tourism although there is a ever growing year round population of about 175,000 which explodes to 300,000 during peek tourist season which runs from Memorial Day though Labor Day.
Cape Cod is one of the most popular retiree destinations in New England and is expecting major growth from the Baby Boomer generation as they retire. Cape Cod is the summer playground for various tourists who include, day trippers, weekend warriors and seasonal renters who can stay in a variety of accommodations such as: sea-side cottages, family style hotels and waterfront resorts. Cape Cod is known internationally for its friendly laid back atmosphere, sure to charm every visitor.
Cape Cod is in Barnstable County which consists of 14 towns: Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro Wellfleet and Yarmouth. There are 146 Villages throughout the Cape Cod towns which can be confusing to many "Main Landers"
Cape Cod consists of four sections:
- The Upper Cape is the section of Cape Cod closest to the mainland and The Bourne and Sagamore Bridges. This section of the Cape includes the towns of Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, and Mashpee.
- The Mid-Cape includes the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The Mid-Cape area features many beautiful beaches, including warm-water beaches along Nantucket Sound.
- The Lower Cape is the narrower portion of the cape, where it bends sharply to the north. This section includes the towns of Harwich, Brewster, Chatham, and Orleans.
- The Outer Cape is the outermost part, containing the towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. This area includes the Cape Cod National Seashore, a national park comprising much of the outer Cape, including the entire east-facing coast, and is home to some of the most popular beaches in America, such as Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach in Eastham.
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