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What is the Cape Cod area like?

Once you decide which apartments for rent Massachusetts has to offer best appeal to your needs, you can settle virtually anywhere and still be within an afternoon’s drive of the far reaches of New England. One of the most beautiful and relaxing destinations in this part of the country is the area of Cape Cod.

Cape Cod (sometimes referred to simply as “the Cape”) is a peninsula in the eastern-most portion of Massachusetts, about 70 miles from Metro Boston. Fifteen towns comprise the county in which Cape Cod lies including Falmouth, Yarmouth, Chatham, and Provincetown, to name a few. In the southern portion of Cape Cod lies Nantucket Sound, home to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

The weather in the Cape is very mild, described as a temperate marine climate, meaning cooler summers and warmer winters than inland areas of Massachusetts. Around 230,000 people call the Cape home, but tourists flock there each summer to enjoy the beach, the art communities and outdoor activities such as biking, fishing, golfing, kayaking and shopping.

The Cape is a desirable place to live, especially if you enjoy a small, artsy community and don’t mind an influx of tourists from time to time.

Category: City Guides, New England/Greater Boston