Life on Cape Cod
Cape Cod living means everything you need for a warm-weather playground—from gorgeous beaches, pond-filled parks, and miles of well-maintained bike trails to dining options ranging from five-star to fried clams. It encompasses fifteen towns: a number of which consist of as many as six or seven small villages ranging from quaint settlements peppered along the coast to charming residential communities to bustling towns with an endless supply of amenities and activities.
The Cape, as it is known locally, is both a summer tourist and second-home vacation spot. But for those who have made this arm-shaped peninsula their year-round home, real living often begins the day after Labor Day, after they’ve waved goodbye to the last sunburned visitor. The beaches and clam bars may draw the day-trippers, but it is the hidden natural gems and strong cultural community that tie the area’s residents to this very special place. For a secluded summer swim, there are more than three hundred ponds and freshwater swimming holes, but finding them is not always easy. Unlike the bay and ocean beaches, where signs will point you in the right direction, many of the best are considered “hidden gems.” Once you settle in and get to know the locals, they’ll let you in on the locations. You will also find beautiful seascapes, lighthouses, and even seals or a spouting whale. Not to mention the magnificent sunrises on the ocean side and sunsets over Cape Cod Bay.
Whatever your idea of heaven, chances are you will find it in any Cape Cod locale, where you can live the high life or barely stir from your beach chair.
Cape Cod Towns
Cape Cod includes the communities of Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty has office locations in Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Harwich Port, Orleans, and Provincetown, as well as a vacation home rental company serving all of Cape Cod. To learn more about life and the values of homes on Cape Cod, please contact us. It would be our privilege to help you find your next home on this sandy peninsula.