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chatham luxury home

Sure, Chatham is a great place to visit, but if you’ve ever considered a move to Cape Cod, Chatham has plenty to offer its residents, too. While it was a bit hard to narrow it down to just five, we easily came up with five fun facts about living in Chatham.

Beautiful Homes

To begin with, you’ll quickly discover that Chatham has some beautiful, large homes. Some of the most picturesque seaside homes are easy to see just by take a bike ride down Shore Road. Whether you have your eye on a pricey home by the beach, or a quaint Cape Cod-style home, you have some great options to choose from in Chatham.

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Living in Chatham provides plenty of time to enjoy the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. This is great place

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boston ma aerial viewPhoto: Robbie Shade

If a Back Bay lifestyle sounds appealing but doesn’t exactly match your budget, it may be time to consider the Fenway neighborhood as a less expensive alternative. This Boston neighborhood is said to give buyers a more affordable option than others in the area, although prices may be inching up.

While perhaps best known for its baseball stadium, there’s much more to the neighborhood than simply Fenway Park. Baseball fans are no doubt drawn to the area, but so are recent grads, young professionals and others interested in living in a vibrant neighborhood that has plenty to offer its residents and visitors alike.

Buzzing with opportunity, this vibrant and sporty community also offers a diverse selection of nightlife and cultural

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captain bangs hallet house museum - yarmouth port maPhoto: Historical Society of Old Yarmouth

While Cape Cod is filled with charming homes, shops and beaches, its history cannot be overlooked. Some of the Cape’s most notable landmarks date back centuries, including its many sea captains’ homes. A great place to get a better look at some of the homes is by taking a drive down Route 6A. From stately Colonials to modest Capes, you’re sure to find some lovingly restored homes, some of which date back to the 1600s.

The Captains’ Mile is where you’ll find more than 50 homes once owned by sea captains. They’re all identified by a distinctive gold and black Schooner Plaque outside.  While mostly privately owned today, we know they were once owned by sea captains because they’ve been awarded the special

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new seabury golf course - mashpee ma

Photo: Massachusetts Office Of Travel & Tourism

The amenity-rich community of New Seabury has so much to offer its residents.  Here are a few of our favorite activities:

  1. Walk barefoot the to the tip of Popponesset Spit
  2. Play a round of golf on the challenging Ocean Course
  3. Take a yoga class at the Athletic Club
  4. Dine on locally-sourced gourmet delicacies at Ocean 95
  5. Listen to live music at the Lure
  6. Show off your backhand on the pickleball courts
  7. Grab an ice cream at the Poppy Marketplace
  8. Sunbath by the Cabana Club pool
  9. Enjoy a lobster roll at the Popponesset Inn
  10. Savor nature with a stroll on the walking trails

Want in on the fun.......start your New Seabury home search today!

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walter baker chocolate - dorchester ma

You’ll find plenty of history in the Boston area, but perhaps no other location’s history is quite as sweet as Dorchester. That’s because Dorchester was once the epicenter of chocolate.

While Dorchester is now considered Boston’s largest neighborhood, it was actually founded by English Puritans in the 1600s as its own town. Before it was annexed to Boston, however, the sweet treat of chocolate was introduced to the American colonies.

As the story goes, an Irish chocolate maker brought in cocoa beans from the West Indies with the goal of refining them in the Dorchester area. He eventually teamed up with an American physician and investor to open America’s very first chocolate mill and factory in the Lower Mills.

No long after, a second

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charlestown street - boston maPhoto: Tim Rodenberg

Chock full of history and charm, Charlestown is a great place to live in the Boston area. Like many places in the region, Charlestown has a rich history all its own.

To begin with, it’s located in one of the oldest sections of Boston. The neighborhood once served as a meeting place and battleground during the Revolutionary War.

You’re able to experience some of that history by visiting one of the many landmarks and plaques throughout the neighborhood, or by jumping on the Freedom Trail. Charlestown is additionally home to the Bunker Hill Monument and Museum.

It’s also the place to visit Old Ironsides and its museum. Also known as the U.S.S. Constitution, it is the Navy’s oldest commissioned ship and you’ll find it in the

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shining sea bikeway - falmouth maPhoto: Mattia Panciroli

Stretching nearly 11 miles from start to finish, the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth is much more than just a place to get in some outdoor recreation. While it’s certainly a popular spot for running, biking, walking and rollerblading, the bikeway is also a great place to take in some hidden views of Cape Cod.

The Shining Sea Bikeway winds through four Falmouth Villages from North Falmouth to West Falmouth, Falmouth Village to Woods Hole. Along the way, bikers, walkers, runners and more are treated to some of Cape’s most scenic beaches, forests, harbors and salt marshes.

The Shining Sea Bikeway gains its namesake in honor of a line penned in the song “America the Beautiful”. It was written by Katharine Lee Bates, who just

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Pleasant Bay - Cape Cod MA

Whether sailing, kayaking, fishing or lounging on the sand, Pleasant Bay presents a wealth of options for Cape Cod visitors and locals alike. Close to Harwich, Chatham and Orleans, the bay is extremely popular with visitors to both Nauset Beach and Barrier Beach.

As Cape Cod’s largest saltwater estuary, Pleasant Bay has likely been known by many names over the years. It’s believed Native Americans once called the protected waterway Monomoyick Bay, while an early explorer referred to it as Manamock. It took about a century more for the current name of Pleasant Bay to emerge.

To this day, though, Pleasant Bay continues to live up to its most current namesake, a relaxing and peaceful location that’s inspirational to all who visit. It’s also a great

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leather district - boston ma

Noted as Boston’s very first loft district, the Leather District changed from an industrial area to a mixed-use area in more recent years. Once the center of Boston’s leather industry, the Leather District is now where you’ll find countless loft-style residences mixed in throughout the 19th century brick warehouse buildings.

Prized for its loft-style living floor plans, the community also holds the advantage of sitting merely a short distance away from Boston’s South Station. This makes the Leather District one of the most accessible neighborhoods in Boston.

Sometimes referred to as the “LD”, the nine-block area isn’t just residential. It is also home to everything from small restaurants to large corporations. One of the nation’s oldest

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corn hill beach - truro ma

You’ve likely heard about its beautiful beaches and its small-town charm, but there are plenty of other things you may not know about Truro. To begin with, Truro only has about 1,700 year-round residents. During the summer months, though, that number can reach 20,000!

Of course, Truro also has a rich history. The ancestral home of tribes including the Wampanoag People, the Pilgrims first came to Truro after anchoring at Provincetown Harbor. Colonists came up with the name Truro in honor of a province in England.

Truro’s history is also connected to the Cape Cod Light. The original lighthouse was built in the late 1700s, then replaced with the current one in the mid 1800s. It’s now Cape Cod’s oldest operating lighthouse.

Truro is also home to

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