CAPE COD IS THE IDEAL PLACE TO LIVE,
RAISE A FAMILY, DO BUSINESS AND BE INSPIRED!
Cape Cod, Massachusetts is divided up into four sections commonly referred to as:
Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape and the Islands.
Cape Cod’s 15 towns are not unlike siblings: metaphorical brothers and sisters, sharing some qualities, yet remaining refreshingly different.
Cape Cod stretches from Provincetown in the northeast to Woods Hole in the southwest. Cape Cod encompasses Barnstable County, and is in full jurisdiction of the Cape Cod Commission, which includes a small part of that area that is on the mainland side of the Cape Cod Canal (which includes Buzzards Bay, Bournedale and Sagamore Beach). Most, however, incorrectly see the canal as Cape Cod’s western boundary. Historically, the entire Town of Bourne (which was a part of Sandwich until 1884) was considered Cape Cod hundreds of years before the canal was built. The Town of Sandwich also extends over the Cape Cod Canal onto the mainland side of Cape Cod.
Two road bridges cross the Cape Cod Canal: the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge. In addition, the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge carries railway freight and limited passenger services onto the Cape. Cape territory is divided into fifteen towns with many villages. Each unique town offers its own flair and unique feel. Which town will you fall in love with?