Sandwich Real Estate Information

Nestled at the place where the Cape Cod Canal meets the Cape Cod Bay, the town of Sandwich hosts a population of 20,000 people. Originally settled in 1637, Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod and was named after the seaport town in England of the same name. Sandwich Harbor is a moderately sized port for local sailors and fishermen, although the much larger Barnstable Harbor is located a few minutes east of Sandwich and offers larger berths and a host of other amenities.

Route 6 forms the border between the town and the military base while Route 6A runs through the heart of Sandwich. Both highways provide excellent connectivity between Sandwich and the surrounding region, including mainland Massachusetts. Camp Edwards Army National Guard includes the famous Otis Air National Guard Base. The nearby military installation forms Sandiwch?s southern border and therefore provides a lot of the traffic that?s passes through the town. Additionally, a number of civilian workers who support operations at the base call Sandwich home.

A number of local attractions are quite popular because of their historic significance and their glimpses of the past. The Sandwich Heritage Museums and Gardens, the Wing Fort House, the Sandwich Glass Museum, the Thornton Burgess Museum, the Dan'l Webster Inn, and the Dexter Grist Mill. The Sandwich town boardwalk is also popular for tourists because of the innovative vendors that line the walkway and the scenic beauty on either sides of the path. The oldest house on Cape Cod, the Hoxie House, is also open for visitors and is quite a sight to see. Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, Bodfish Park, Spectacle Pond, Lawrence Pond, Scusset Beach State Reservation, Shawme Crowell State Forest, Shawme Lake, and Old Harbor Creek are among the most utilized recreational facilities and areas in Sandwich.

As with most other towns of its size, Sandwich operates a school district of its own.
Three schools serve grades K through 8 while Sandwich High School serves all students through their senior year. An alternative for some residents is Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne although that entails a relatively lengthy drive and is inconvenient compared to the local high school campus.