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corporation beach - dennis ma

From its beaches to its antique shops, the charm of Dennis is what draws many to visit and live in Cape Cod. This quaint New England village dates back to the late 1700s but is still just as delightful as it was generations ago.

If you want to explore the town, it’s likely you’ll end up in Historic Dennis. A trip along Route 6A presents the opportunity to explore some of the Cape’s best gift shops and antique shops. You’ll also find several options in dining, from family-style to fresh seafood.

A summer destination for generations, Dennis is also filled with tree-lined streets and a mix of 19th century homes and more modern, Cape Cod-style designs. Not to be outdone, Dennis is also home to the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, known to be one of the

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healey playground roslindale - boston maPhoto: Ed Lyons

Boston is a great place to call home, and that’s especially true for families. If you’re looking for a family-friendly neighborhood, you don’t have to look far. From great local schools to affordable homes, you’ll want to check out some of the city’s best neighborhoods for families.

East Boston

Budget-friendly home options and a family-friendly atmosphere make East Boston a great choice for families. The neighborhood is home to popular East Boston Memorial Park and Constitution Beach. You can also check out the natural beauty of Belle Isle Marsh Reservation or choose from one of the neighborhood’s many great places to grab a bite to eat.


First-time homebuyers and young families are often drawn to Brighton. The

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sandwich boardwalk - sandwich maPhoto: Indirect Images

The oldest town on Cape Cod has quite a history, and some do some of its treasurers. Considered one of the most unique local attractions, Sandwich Boardwalk offers up scenic views, while leading visitors out across Mill Creek and the marsh, and onto the beach.

National Geographic considers it one of the “Top 10 Boardwalks in America” and its recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. It’s main purpose is to give beachgoers a way to cut through the marsh and safely reach Cape Cod Bay.

Originally constructed in the late 1800s for around $500, the Sandwich Boardwalk was designed at the time as a safer way to access the beach. The footbridge stretches more than 1,300 feet from beginning to end.

Since that time

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davis square - somerville maPhoto: James

Filled with a mix of hip restaurants, quirky businesses and mom-and-pop shops, Davis Square is, to put it simply, wonderfully weird. This vibrant neighborhood is the place to find just about every kind of food and culture, all wrapped up in one location.

Located in the northwest section of Somerville, you’ll find coffee shops, independent retailers and a number of startups drawn to the area. Some of those startups come to Davis Square to escape other high-rent areas, while others come for the neighborhood’s unique and eclectic vibe.

Despite the many young professionals drawn to Somerville as of late, Davis Square hasn’t seen much development at all since the 1980s. That’s something that developers want to tap into, and some locals

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point gammon lighthouse - great islandPhoto: Mark

A hidden gem on Cape Cod, picturesque Great Island is known for its stylish homes and exclusive atmosphere. Many of the homes in this part of West Yarmouth are in the multi-million-dollar range, with water views, deep-water docks and some private beaches.

Extremely restrictive, the only way for most people to see Great Island is by invitation or by boat, as the island is no longer open to the public. While Great Island has been an elite location for generations, it wasn’t always as restrictive to visitors as it is today.

Back in the early 19th century the only thing on the island was a smallpox hospital. Eventually, a lighthouse joined the peninsula, and that’s the way the island remained for much of the 1800s.

Fast-forward several

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castle island - south boston Photo: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

A popular place to take a stroll or hit the beach, Southie’s Castle Island continues to attract visitors centuries after its beginning. While connected by a roadway today, and technically no longer an island, the story of Castle Island is one that dates back generations.

In fact, its story goes back at least to the 1600s. That’s when it was used primarily by the military to help defend the City of Boston. The very first fort on the island went up during this time period.

During the early 1700s, a fort on the island became known as Castle William. It played a part during events like the Boston Tea Party. By the next century, a new fort went up on the island and was called Fort Independence.


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provincetown garage art - provincetown ma

Colorful Provincetown is known for its location and its scenery, but there are likely quite a few things you don’t know about P-town. From its history to its natural attractions, there’s plenty to explore in this seaside town.

The Mayflower’s Landing Spot

To start with, the Cape Cod town was actually the first landing spot of the Mayflower. The ship first came to Provincetown before eventually moving on to Plymouth several weeks later. This year marks the 400th anniversary of its historic landing.

Pilgrim Monument

Standing high above the rest, Pilgrim Monument actually now sits where Town Hall once stood in P-town. Dedicated by President Taft in the early 1900s, the more than 252-foot tower is the nation’s tallest granite structure. It

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From churches to condos, some of the oldest churches in Boston are being transformed in an entirely new way. Some of the historic churches are now being turned into large apartment complexes and condos.

201 West Brookline

One such example sits at 201 West Brookline Street. The old Concord Baptist Church now houses nine condo units within its historic walls. Reflective of its original roots, condos in the building retain such period details as tall windows, and high ceilings.

The building also still presents a marble foyer. Set at the corner of W Brookline Street and Warren Avenue in the South End, the property additionally features underground parking. The location positions residents close to restaurants, cafes and galleries.

The Lucas

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popponesset spit - mashpee maPhoto: Matt

Efforts are underway to once again nourish the Poppy Spit. The Popponesset Spit will be taking in thousands of new cubic yards of sand as part of an ongoing dredging project.

That’s on top of the 10,000 cubic yards of sand which was trucked in this past winter. It’s all in conjunction with an ongoing effort to widen and heighten a beach that’s been routinely battered by storms, wind and ocean currents over the years and decades.

Several years ago, a non-profit deemed the spit to be in crisis. Board members of Save Popponesset Bay then initiated a two-phase plan to help protect the spit and the bay.

Under phase one of the plan crews will be hauling sand to the Mashpee beach to help increase its width and to increase the height of

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