Sloping out into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern end of Massachusetts and then hooking sharply north like a bent arm sits Cape Cod, the most famous coastal region in New England. Among the first places settled by Europeans in North America, Cape Cod is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in America.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy designated 40 miles of this pristine coastline as the Cape Cod National Seashore. In addition to its beaches, Cape Cod provides a variety of year round outdoor recreational activities such as biking and hiking trails, golfing, sailing, fishing, and bird watching.
With Cape Cod entirely surrounded by the ocean, connected to the mainland by 2 bridges across the Cape Cod Canal, intimacy with nature is an everyday fact of life. Sea-scented air, the sound of crashing waves and migratory birds, and the changing landscape that shifts from forest, to sand dune, to sea marsh and saltwater ponds and cranberry bogs quickly embraces visitor and year round resident alike in an invigorating environment that fills the senses.
Cape Cod is also the home of a thriving visual arts community with many galleries throughout the length of the Cape and has been the home to many writers and artists.
Cape Cod, with all its amenities, is a great place to raise a family. It combines the pleasures of coastal living with lovely housing, excellent public and private schools, ferry rides to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket all within a few hours of the Boston metropolitan area.
Although much of Cape Cod is designated as a rural area, there is easy access to Boston with its world-class medical centers and medical schools such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Affiliation agreements exist between the Cape’s hospitals and community health centers and major teaching hospitals in Boston.