Life on Cape Cod
Cape Cod is unique, famous and affordable.
Although Cape Cod is a summer destination for many, for others, a summer vacation visit is not enough. There are condos, cottages, charming antique homes and luxury waterfront estates to tempt second home buyers or permanent residents to the infectious lifestyle of Cape Cod. The Cape has over 560 miles of waterfront to play on with 115 pristine beaches that are among the best in the world. Not to forget the 365 fresh water lakes, ponds and kettle holes throughout the area making all kinds of fishing available. Huge whale populations love to summer on the Cape and sightings are almost guaranteed. The islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are easily reached by ferries. Boston’s Logan airport is only 75 miles from the start of the Cape and there are two small airports one in Hyannis and the other in Provincetown.
Like the song says — "You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod."
The Cape is a 65 mile peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean with 15 charming towns each with its own unique character. The Cape enjoys a moderate climate from the Gulf Stream that touches it shores. Beach season stretches from spring through the late fall. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. Because of its beauty and solitude, the Cape has been a destination and a source of inspiration for musicians, artists, photographers, actors and writers.
For relaxation one can travel the 50 miles of bike paths along ponds and cranberry bogs, play golf on one of the 41 courses or stop into the gifts shops, art galleries and antique stores.
You don’t have to be a president to own a home here although some have – from Grover Cleveland to John F. Kennedy. The Cape’s attraction makes owning a second home an easy way to generate vacation rental income. Many are surprised by the convenience of the Cape which is within a day’s drive from Washington, DC, New York City, all of New England and many Canadian cities.