About Barnstable Massachusetts
Home to the Cape’s airport, the Regional Transportation Center for bus & rail travel, plus two ferry terminals, Barnstable truly is the gateway to all of Cape Cod & the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Other regional resources include: the seat of County Government, Cape Cod Community College, the region’s largest enclosed mall and industrial park, Cape Cod Hospital, and a working commercial harbor.
Established in 1639, historic Barnstable is surrounded by the waters of Cape Cod Bay to the north and Nantucket Sound to the South, and is made up of seven villages: Barnstable Village, Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, and West Barnstable, each with unique cultural & historical qualities.
Barnstable offers a plethora of rich natural resources: host to 15 beaches, working & scenic harbors, conservation lands, biking/hiking trails, fishing & shell-fishing, fresh water ponds and streams, historic properties and landmarks. For locals and visitors alike, wherever you turn you are surrounded by a quality of life unmatched by any other.
Barnstable has both the Cape’s largest year-round (48,000) and a summer seasonal population(150,000). It is also within close proximity to Boston & Providence (1 hour), Hartford (2 hours), New York (4 hours) and easy driving distance for the entire Northeast Corridor. Vehicle traffic over the bridges in the summer averages over 125,000 cars per day.
The village of Hyannis is the center of commercial activity not only for the Town but for the entire Cape region. The Cape’s only major enclosed mall is located in Hyannis along with a large number of national chain stores and restaurants. Alternatively, downtown Hyannis offers an ambiance well suited to unique locally-owned specialty shops, artist galleries, restaurants and bistros.
This ambiance is also found in the other village centers of Barnstable as well. While smaller in scale than Hyannis, they feature a quaint, historic, seaside charm that is prevalent in this area.
Whether the preference is to locate a business along a high-traffic commercial corridor, the industrial area or in a vibrant small-village setting, the Town of Barnstable has it all…
Barnstable Village, Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, West Barnstable