Barnstable County

Barnstable is a nice place to live in. People are friendly and the community is very welcoming. Thanks to the ever-growing diversity, you will never be disappointed by the number of food choices. The good beach and tourist areas of Barnstable are beautiful and alluring.
 
 
Area 
 • Total 1,306 sq mi (3,380 km2)
 • Land 394 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Water 912 sq mi (2,360 km2)  70%%

Population (2020)
 • Total 228,996
 • Density 580.9/sq mi (224.3/km2)
 
Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. At the 2020 census, the population was 228,996. Its shire town is Barnstable. The county consists of Cape Cod and associated islands (some adjacent islands are in Dukes County and Nantucket County).
 
 
 
Seven villages make up the city, including Hyannis, which is the main business centre and the site of the Kennedy family compound at Hyannis Port (Hyannisport) as well as the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. The other villages are West Barnstable, Osterville, Marstons Mills, Cotuit, Canterville, and Barnstable Village. The city is the site of the Sturgis Library (1867), the Crocker Tavern (1754, now a museum), and the Donald G. Trayser Memorial Museum (Old Customs House, built in 1856). The West Parish Meeting House (1717) and Cape Cod Community College (1961) are in West Barnstable. Barnstable was the birthplace of the political activist James Otis, Jr., and the 19th-century jurist Lemuel Shaw. Ferries and airplane flights connect Hyannis to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Inc. town, 1639; city, 1989. Pop. (2000) 47,821; Barnstable Town Metro Area, 222,230; (2010) 45,193; Barnstable Town Metro Area, 215,888.
 
 

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Beach life
Walking / Hiking trails
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