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Cataumet, Massachusetts – Bourne’s hidden village

Unless you're paying attention, you could drive right past Cataumet, MA, without even knowing it. This small village of about 800 people, which is part of the larger town of Bourne, is nestled on the shores of Buzzards Bay between North Falmouth and Pocasset, so it's easy to miss.

Massachusetts Route 28 runs past Cataumet, but there's no exit in the village; you'll have to exit in North Falmouth or Pocasset and make your way there on an alternate road. The lack of highway access might sound inconvenient, but it's just the way locals like it.

You see, there are very few reasons to visit Cataumet unless you live there or are visiting someone, which helps limit traffic and make for a quieter atmosphere for those who live there.

Buying a home in Cataumet puts you close to Cape Cod’s action, but without having the bustle near your neighborhood. You’re also only minutes from the Bourne Bridge, making a commute to Boston or Providence entirely possible.

Neighborhoods in Cataumet, Massachusetts

As you’d expect in a small village, there aren’t many neighborhoods from which to choose, but there are some areas that provide a slightly different flavor than the others.

The area near Red Brook Harbor Road provides easy access to the harbor and has some excellent views over the water. Many homes in that area have private docks, as well.

To the east of Red Brook Harbor Road is Country Road, which runs right through the heart of the village. Living on this road puts you close to most of the village’s restaurants and businesses, while still having a private yard with plenty of tree cover.

The most densely-population section of Cataumet is around the Post Office. This area is full of historic homes but remains incredibly quiet because of the trees and the lack of a major road running through it.

Finally, there’s Scraggy Neck, which is a private neighborhood association on the village’s far west side that jets into Buzzards Bay. Community residents will have access to a beach, a boat launch, four tennis courts, and a playground. There’s security in the summer keeping general public away from Scraggy Neck, as well.

The history of Cataumet

Cataumet shares a history with the rest of Bourne, in addition to Sandwich. That's because when settlers first arrived in Bourne in 1640, it became part of Sandwich. This arrangement remained until 1884 when Bourne was incorporated.

Although Cataumet is mostly residential today, it was once the home of Cataumet Station, which featured a stop on the Old Colony Railroad. The station opened in 1890 and provided passenger service between Boston and Cape Cod.

The original station burned to the ground in 1925 but was quickly replaced with a brick building that stands to this day. The station was last used in 1988 by the Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad and is still worth checking out.

Another piece of living history in Cataumet is The Cataumet Schoolhouse. The structure was first erected in 1894 and acted as the village’s school for many years. Eventually, the building was abandoned and fell into a state of disrepair.

In 1999, a local group took on the job of restoring the schoolhouse, a task they have since accomplished. Locals can now hold events at The Cataumet Schoolhouse, and students from all over the Cape use the building to learn about what life was like over 100 years ago.

Things to do in Cataumet, MA

Although Cataumet is small, you'll find plenty of ways to keep yourself occupied without having to leave the village.

For starters, there's the Cataumet Club, which is a private organization that dates back over 100 years and provides a place for locals to play tennis, learn to sail, go for a swim, or attend all kinds of social events. The clubhouse is on the shores of Squeteague Harbor, and most of its members live in the village.

If you have a boat, Parker’s Boat Yard offers moorings and slips, in addition to boat storage in the winter. This small marina is on Red Brook Harbor, providing easy access to Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal.

Cataumet Light Mini Golf has bumper boats and ice cream, in addition to mini golf, and there are two other ice cream parlors on Sandwich Road. You'll also find a couple of pubs and a popular coffee shop on Sandwich Road.

Buying a home in Cataumet, Massachusetts

When buying a house on Cape Cod, you’ll have plenty to consider. Which section of the Cape do you prefer? What amenities are important to you? Do you mind crowds?

If you’re looking for a location that’s close to busy areas like Bourne, Sandwich, and Falmouth, but provides a little escape from the traffic, Cataumet is calling your name.

Contact Kinlin Grover today to learn more about buying a home in Cataumet, MA.Cataumet, Massachusetts – Bourne’s hidden village

Unless you're paying attention, you could drive right past Cataumet, MA, without even knowing it. This small village of about 800 people, which is part of the larger town of Bourne, is nestled on the shores of Buzzards Bay between North Falmouth and Pocasset, so it's easy to miss.

Massachusetts Route 28 runs past Cataumet, but there's no exit in the village; you'll have to exit in North Falmouth or Pocasset and make your way there on an alternate road. The lack of highway access might sound inconvenient, but it's just the way locals like it.

You see, there are very few reasons to visit Cataumet unless you live there or are visiting someone, which helps limit traffic and make for a quieter atmosphere for those who live there.

Buying a home in Cataumet puts you close to Cape Cod’s action, but without having the bustle near your neighborhood. You’re also only minutes from the Bourne Bridge, making a commute to Boston or Providence entirely possible.

Neighborhoods in Cataumet, Massachusetts

As you’d expect in a small village, there aren’t many neighborhoods from which to choose, but there are some areas that provide a slightly different flavor than the others.

The area near Red Brook Harbor Road provides easy access to the harbor and has some excellent views over the water. Many homes in that area have private docks, as well.

To the east of Red Brook Harbor Road is Country Road, which runs right through the heart of the village. Living on this road puts you close to most of the village’s restaurants and businesses, while still having a private yard with plenty of tree cover.

The most densely-population section of Cataumet is around the Post Office. This area is full of historic homes but remains incredibly quiet because of the trees and the lack of a major road running through it.

Finally, there’s Scraggy Neck, which is a private neighborhood association on the village’s far west side that jets into Buzzards Bay. Community residents will have access to a beach, a boat launch, four tennis courts, and a playground. There’s security in the summer keeping general public away from Scraggy Neck, as well.

The history of Cataumet

Cataumet shares a history with the rest of Bourne, in addition to Sandwich. That's because when settlers first arrived in Bourne in 1640, it became part of Sandwich. This arrangement remained until 1884 when Bourne was incorporated.

Although Cataumet is mostly residential today, it was once the home of Catau

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