Mashpee Real Estate Information

Although the town of Mashpee is located on Cape Cod, it is one of just a few communities to be located inland instead of along the famous cape?s shores. The town of 13,00 people was originally settled by the Saconet and Nauset Native American tribes. After periods of farming and being a plantation community, Mashpee is known today as a tourist destination, especially because of the Native American culture that is still partially imbedded in many parts of the area. In fact, an annual pow-wow is held each year, featuring Wampanoag activities, arts and crafts, and food. People from around the cape and several tourists take part in the event. The historic Old Indian Meeting House, built in 1684, still stands in Mashpee, and is open to the public as one of the area?s main attactions.

As the only town on the cape to not have railroad service at one time or another, Mashpee also has no freeways that pass through the area. Although several routes pass through Mashpee, there are no large thoroughfares. While this may increase travel to and from the rest of the cape and mainland Massachusetts, many residents don?t mind because of the quiet streets and tighter knit that has been created as a result of the lack of freeways. The air operations of Otis Air National Guard Base, part of the Army National Guard?s Camp Edwards, are centralized just west of Mashpee, although the sound created as a result of exercises there is quite limited.

Mashpee Commons, the area?s main shopping area has a number of retail stores, convenience shops, cafes, and restaurants. Not only does it allow residents to conveniently run errands but it also serves as the community?s main gathering place, hence the name “commons.” Quashnet Valley Country Club, Willowbend Country Club, and Holly Ridge Golf Club are the main golf courses in the area. Mashpee Pond is the community?s pride and joy, with a number of events and activities being based around the sizeable body of water. Ashumet Pond, Johns Pond, Santuit Pond, Wakeby Pond, Muddy Pond, and Lovells Pond are also located in Mashpee and contribute to the area?s inland landscape. Popponesset Bay, just south of the town and opening out onto the Nantucket Sound, is a nice getaway for Mashpee residents who make the short trip down to the bay quite frequently, especially during the summer.