Eastham Real Estate Information

The town of Eastham serves over 5,000 residents who live in an oceanic paradise between two sandy shores. Known to many as the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore and a beach paradise, Eastham also makes for a very nice residential town because of its well-appointed homes, good nearby schools, and convenient transportation back to mainland Massachusetts. Two major attractions in Eastham include The Three Sisters Lights and Nauset Light, both of which see a lot of visitors each year. Originally settled by the Nauset Indian tribe, Eastham was originally noticed by foreigners in 1621 when an expedition from the prolific Mayflower ship visited the area. While those former Native American stomping grounds have since been developed, many names and customs in Eastham are still based on the traditions of the area?s past tribe. Despite the expedition in the early 1600s, it was until midway through the century that European settlement finally reached the area known today as Eastham.

As a part of Lower Cape, Eastham?s eastern-facing shore is part of The Cape Cod National Seashore. The well-known park is home to a number of famous beaches that have gained international reputations thanks to Stephen Leatherman who writes by the name of “Dr. Beach.” Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach in Eastham have both been rated as the best beach in America at one time or another. Residents and visitors alike enjoy days at the beach because of the excellent weather. The shoreline along Eastham is relatively calm due to moderate protection from offshore breaks and islands. The inset bays of Salt Pond Bay, Robins Channel, Beach Channel, and Nauset Bay are nice, quiet, and calm alternatives to the sometimes choppy oceanic waters. A number of ponds, like Great Pond, Herring Pond, Muddy Pond, Long Pond, and Jemima Pond are just inland and are fantastic recreational opportunities. First Encounter Beach along Cape Cod Bay on the west-facing shore is perhaps the most popular beach in Eastham and is situated at the mouth of Herring River.

Eastham?s students are served by the Nauset Regional School District that is operated in conjunction with Brewster, Orleans, and Wellfleet. A single elementary school serves Eastham exclusively. However, middle school students must make the short commute to Orleans while high school students attend Nauset Regional High School locally in North Eastham. An alternative for students 9-12 is the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich.