Bourne Real Estate
Bourne is a quiet town located on the Upper Cape, characterized by the Cape Cod Canal which splits the town in two across the northern end. Home to the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges, Bourne experiences less of the summer rush than other areas of the Cape. The community bordered by Sandwich to the east, Falmouth to the south, Plymouth to the north and Marion and Wareham to the west.
Bourne is termed the Cape’s “first town,” as it is typically the first town residents and visitors pass through when entering Cape Cod. The town is credited as the site of the nation’s oldest store, the Aptucxet Trading Post, founded by the Pilgrims in 1627. The location later evolved to form the Cape Cod Canal, architected to save ships the time and danger of sailing around the hazardous eastern shores of the Cape. Read more about Bourne real estate.
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Much of Bourne’s geography was formed around its location on Buzzards Bay and the Canal. The are a number of small “necks” and islands along the shore which have created small coves and harbors. Most of the ponds and rivers all feed into Buzzards Bay. While Bourne includes desirable waterfront properties that serve as second homes and family retreats, many residents live in Bourne year-round in the antique farmhouses and Cape-styles that dominate the area.
Villages located within the town of Bourne include: Bourndale, Bourne Village, Buzzard's Bay, Cataumet, Monument Beach, Pocasset and Sagamore. A significant portion Bourne is home to the Otis Air National Guard Base.
Photo: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism It’s much less traditional than other Cape Cod lighthouses, but the Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse has quite a story. Its story partially dates ... Read more about The Story Behind the Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse
Boating is a big part of life on Cape Cod, and not surprisingly the area is home to several great boating communities. Chatham Chatham has two harbors, including Chatham Harbor and Stage ... Read more about Our Favorite Boating Communities on Cape Cod
It may not be easy to find Amrita Island, but its singular beauty is hard to surpass. While officially closed to the public, Amrita Island is considered to be one of Bourne’s hidden jewels.... Read more about The Singular Beauty of Amrita Island
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cape Cod, but the Cape Cod Canal happens to be a major attraction. From biking and fishing to wildlife viewing, there are all kinds ... Read more about Cape Cod Canal Fun Activities
Photo: matthrono Commuter rail service may be headed to the Cape. Local officials launched a study last fall to look at connecting up Buzzards Bay to Boston with year-round, commuter rail service. ... Read more about Is Commuter Rail Service Coming to Cape?