Harwich Port, MA Homes for Sale

HARWICH

HISTORY

The history of Harwich is richly written in the sandy soils of Cape Cod and on the watery depths of the world’s oceans. The town of Harwich was settled as part of the “plantation of the old comers, or purchasers,” when the Plymouth colony relinquished its charter and was absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The town of Harwich, incorporated originally in 1694, included the present day town of Brewster, known then as the north parish, which was separated from the South parish in 1803. Early industry involved fishing and farming. The town is considered by some to be the birthplace of the cranberry industry, with the first commercial operation opened in 1846.

GEOGRAPHY

The seven villages of Harwich are West Harwich, North Harwich, East Harwich, South Harwich, Harwich Center, Harwich Port and Pleasant Lake. Harwich is on the southern side of Cape Cod, just west of the southeastern corner. It is bordered by Dennis to the west, Brewster to the north, Orleans to the northeast, Chatham to the east, and Nantucket Sound to the south. The town shares the largest lake on the Cape, called Long Pond, with the town of Brewster. The shore is home to several harbors and rivers, including the Herring River, Allens Harbor, Wychmere Harbor, Saquatucket Harbor, and the Andrews River.

CHARACTER

Located midway between the Cape Cod Canal and Provincetown, Harwich offers a bit of the classic Cape Cod experience for everyone. Historic Harwich center and Harwich Port are a bit of old-time Americana, with band concerts and arts and craft shows in the summertime. A ferry boat leaving from Saquatucket Harbor goes to Nantucket and there are beautiful saltwater beaches along Nantucket Sound. Breathtaking scenery, a friendly smile, a helping hand and a warm reception make Harwich a wonderful place to explore any time of the year. Harwich offers a relaxed, family-friendly lifestyle with lots of natural beauty to explore.

EDUCATION

Harwich’s schools are part of the Monomoy Regional School District, recently created by a merger with the town of Chatham. Each town maintains its elementary school, and the middle and high schools serve both towns. Harwich Elementary School serves students from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, Monomoy Regional Middle School, located in Chatham, serves fifth through seventh grade, and the newly constructed Monomoy Regional High School, located in Harwich, serves eighth through 12th grade. The Lighthouse Charter School recently moved into where the Harwich Cinema building was located. Harwich is also the site of Cape
Cod Regional Technical High School and Holy Trinity Preschool, a Catholic preschool.

ARTS & CULTURE

Harwich celebrates Cape Cod’s heritage of culture and creativity with a strong creative community that includes artists, artisans, antique shops, galleries, live theater and a variety of musical offerings. Seasonal festivals include the Brooks Park Arts & Crafts Festivals and the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival. Musical offerings include weekly band concerts in the Bandstand at Brooks Park in Harwich Center and the popular summer Musical Stroll Nights – local bands playing in various locations along Route 28 in Harwich Port. Harwich Junior Theatre offers a range of plays and educational programs, and the Harwich Historical Society and Brooks Free Library offer special lectures, tours and exhibits.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Red River Beach
Brooks Free Library
Bank Street Beach
Wychmere Harbor
Allen Harbor
Saquatucket Harbor
Brooks Academy Museum
Harwich Cranberry Festival
Whitehouse Field
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Cranberry Valley Golf Course
Harwich Conservation Trust lands
Brooks Park
Harwich Port Strolls
Harwich Junior Theater

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Kinlin Grover Real Estate
476 Route 28
Harwich Port, MA 02646
508-432-8800

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Commercial  
Units 1
Avg Price $1,450,000
Avg Days Listed 423
Total New Listings 0
Condo  
Units 7
Avg Price $292,542
Avg Days Listed 165
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Units 25
Avg Price $868,424
Avg Days Listed 174
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Units 2
Avg Price $179,450
Avg Days Listed 156
Total New Listings 0
 
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Avg Price $300
Avg Days Listed 114
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