Falmouth

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662 Main St Falmouth, MA, United States, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Initially, the town of Falmouth was inhabited in 1660 by the English colonists and was formally incorporated in the year 1686. England, Falmouth and Cornwall were then named by Bartholomew Gosnold his home port. Early main activities were shipping, farming, sheep husbandry, salt works, and whaling, with sheep husbandry as the most popular because of the launching of Merino sheep and the commencement of water-powered mills that can handle the wool. Falmouth averaged approximately 50 sheep for every square mile in 1837.

The War of 1812 was seen by the town for a short time, when the district surrounding the southern coast of Falmouth Heights was attacked by numerous ships of the line and British frigates and when Massachusetts militia hurriedly established themselves on the ocean to drive away a likely British landing that did not arrive. The train reached Woods Hole and Falmouth by 1872, and there are a number of early summer homes that were developed. The strawberries were raised, and the cranberries were planted for the market in Boston by late 19th century. By early 20th century, the large-scale dairying has been tested in interior areas. Moreover, the population has dramatically increased following the improvement in highways with the help of the Otis Air National Guard Base during the World War II. Big home structures flourished in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

Area and Climate

The town of Falmouth is located on Cape Cod’s southwestern tip and is surrounded by Sandwich and Bourne on the north, Vineyard Sound on the south, Buzzards Bay on the west, and Mashpee on the east. Approximately, the town is 560 yards from Nonamesset Island, which is Elizabeth Islands and Gosnold’s easternmost island. Also, it is roughly 3 -13 miles north to northwest of Martha’s Vineyard, which is the nearest ground to the island. It is about 77 miles south to southeast of Boston, 14 miles south of Bourne Bridge and 22 miles west of Barnstable. The town’s climate is moderate and mild marine, plus there is no uncovered bedrock. Throughout the year, the rainfall is equally scattered with an average of 2-3 inches each month.

The town’s geography resembles what is left of Cape Cod’s, having inlets, small ponds and creeks bordered by the oaks and pines and are typically rocky beachfront. The southern shore of the town is known for its numerous rivers and ponds that are closely spaced together, with each of them wandering some distance to the town.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Falmouth has an average home cost of $472,500, and last year’s home appreciation has been at 1.82%. As for the cost of living, the town is 69.40% higher than the average when compared to the rest of the United States.

Town residents are close to a number of golf courses that offer challenges both for the novice and low handicappers. There are also more than 50 gourmet restaurants nearby that serve basic family cuisine to lavish fine dining. The town also has a plethora of museums, theaters and projects. Not only is Falmouth one of the best places to visit, but its inhabitants are also lucky enough to be near a hospital facility named as among the 50 exceptional hospitals all over the United States.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Falmouth, Massachusetts is the home of Falmouth Road Race, which is a yearly race that began in 1973, attracting over 10,000 runners from all parts of the globe. It runs 7 miles going to Heights Beach from the Woods Hole. Furthermore, this town is popular for The College Light Opera Company that presents 9 shows during the summer season at Highfield Theatre. Productions started in the year 1969 and are now a stable throughout summer. The town also holds a Christmas parade every year in December, running through the downtown’s main street.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Great Dining
  • Seafood
  • Lighthouse
  • Harbors & Marinas
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Shopping
  • Beaches
  • Ferry's to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket
  • Fishing Charters
  • Galleries
  • Bike Rentals
  • Falmouth Road Race
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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