About Cape Cod

About Cape Cod

Cape Cod has long been known for stunning natural beauty, hundreds of miles of sandy coastline, magnificent whales migrating just off-shore and world-class creative and recreational opportunities. But now we present Cape Cod to you as the best place to live, work, play and create a new way of life. Here are some stats for you to consider while choosing a place for your “second act” or to reinvent your business and yourself!

  • Cape Cod’s 15 towns are not unlike siblings: metaphorical brothers and sisters, sharing some qualities, yet remaining refreshingly different. The Cape is divided up into four sections commonly referred to as: Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape and Outer Cape.
  • The Cape offers 559 miles of coastline buttressed by 213 miles of high-speed broadband internet connection.
  • The world-renowned Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution and Marine Biological Laboratory, leaders in marine science research and technology development, are based on Cape Cod.  Hydroid makes “the best robot on the planet” per WHOI scientists.
  • Cape Cod boasts excellent public schools, private schools of all types, and top-ranking Charter public schools.  In 2016, US News & World Report ranked Sturgis Charter School in Hyannis as the #11 Charter School in the US and the #33 high school in the nation. In 2017, two Cape Cod public high schools ranked on Niche’s list of the Top 100 High Schools in Massachusetts (Nauset Regional High School and Barnstable High School)
    Higher education includes Cape Cod Community College and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
  • Cape Cod Healthcare has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, along with an impressive lineup of honors and accolades
  • Cape Cod’s Entrepreneur Resource System combines a cadre of proven professionals with access to capital. 
  • Development ready sites in growth incentive zones offer business addresses, while protecting the Cape’s exquisite environment, including the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Old King’s Highway Historic District.
  • The Town of Barnstable is listed in the Top 4 places to retire in the USA and top 5 places for your “second act”.
  • Arts and culture are embraced here, emanating from Provincetown, the oldest art colony in the USA and once awarded top 25 arts destination status
  • A vibrant Cape Cod Young Professionals serves over 800 members from all career paths.
  • Cape Cod is host to the largest athletic fundraiser in the USA – PanMass Challenge and home to the country’s oldest collegiate baseball league – Cape Cod Baseball League
  • Barnstable ranked #5 on Today.com's 2016 list of the Happiest, Healthiest Cities in the U.S.
  • Cape Cod was named one of ABC's Good Morning America's 10 Most Beautiful Places in America
  • Cape Cod is widely recognized as a safe, welcoming place for the LGBTQ community to both live and visit. In fact, Provincetown is PlanetOut's three-time consecutive Travel Awards winner for "Best Domestic Gay Resort Town.


Come live, work, play and create on Cape Cod with us. Hear why these Cape Codders love living and working here!