Brewster Real Estate Information

Home to over 10,000 people in Barnstable County, Brewster is one of the larger towns in Cape Cod. Originally settled in 1656 as part of Harwich, Brewster was eventually separated and renamed in 1693 when it became its own entity. Named after Elder William Brewster, the first religious leader of the Pilgrims, Brewster was initially settled around Stony Brook where a grist mill and wool mill were both erected in the late 1600s.
In those times, Brewster also served as the home for many wealthy traders and sea captans who built large mansions and estates. Today, those properties have been turned into inns, bed-and-breakfasts, and wedding banquet halls.

Easily reached via the Route 6 Mid Cape Highway, Brewster is situated about halfway between the point of the cape in Provincetown and the beginning of the peninsula in Barnstable. A number of interesting attractions are located in Brewster as well. Based on the town?s rich past, Brewster Historical Society Museum, The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, New England Fire and History Museum, The Brewster Store, and the Brewster Ladies' Library have all been maintained over the years and are open for most of the year. Linnell Landing Beach on Cape Cod Bay is Brewster?s largest and most known beach along the northern coast of the cape. The relatively popular Cape Cod Rail Trail goes through Brewster and is a long bike trail that stretches the peninsula over the former tracks that were once used by trains long ago.

Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, Nickerson State Park, and Captains Golf Course are great recreation areas for residents looking to get away from the beach. A number of small bodies of water are also scatted across Brewster. Most of them, including Upper Mill Pond, Walkers Pond, Seymour Pond, Long Pond, Hinckleys Pond, Greenland Pond, and Cahoon Pond, can be used at some point during the year for swimming and recreation.

Brewster?s students are served by the Nauset Regional School District that is operated in conjunction with Eastham, Orleans, and Wellfleet. Two elementary schools serve Brewster exclusively. However, middle school students must make the short commute to Orleans while high school students attend Nauset Regional High School in North Eastham. An alternative is the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich. The Cape Cod Baseball League?s Brewster Whitecaps are based in the town and actually play at the small ballpark located at Stony Brook School.