Falmouth Waterfront Property - Falmouth MA Waterfront Real Estate
The waterfront real estate market in Falmouth MA is strong. One reason is that there is that Falmouth has more waterfront than any other town in the country. With beaches, oceans, marshes, rivers, lakes, and ponds, Falmouth offers up boating and beaching, swimming and sunbathing, like no other place on Cape Cod.
The comparatively low coast of ocean front property in Falmouth is catching the eye of many independently successful families. A comfortable waterfront property in Falmouth can be found for under $3,000,000. With Jet Blue's daily summer flights to and from HYA (Hyannis - Mid Cape airport) the time to get to Falmouth can be shorter than driving 105 miles from Manhattan to the Hamptons.
Bounded on 2 sides by ocean, there are numerous saltwater beaches in Falmouth. The beaches on Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound are open for sunbathing and the waters are open for fishing, windsurfing, kite boarding, and sailing. There are fjord-like inlets in the eastern areas of Falmouth that also provide easy access to the Atlantic ocean and beaches. If fresh water is your preference, there are numerous lakes and ponds for swimming, canoeing and kayaking.
Because Falmouth is +- an hour from Boston or Providence, it is attractive to New Englanders from all over. The vast coastline provides options for swimming, beaching, wind surfing, kite boarding, boating, fishing, and strolling for shells. Owners in Falmouth enjoy low taxes ($8.04/$1000). There is an expanding hospital, and a strong business community. Falmouth is a destination and not a 'cut-through' town. The roads are much much less congested than further out on Cape Cod all year.
As one of the main year round locations on Cape Cod, Falmouth also has great food and shopping throughout the year. Walking down Main Street you can shop til you drop, and you can choose from all kinds of restaurants. Parking on the is free and there is a great playground for kids one block off main street. Books, Toys, Clothes, Gifts, Jewelry, Real Estate, Ice Cream, Fudge, and more can all be found in the stroll friendly downtown.
The Falmouth Harbor is great for boaters and boat watchers. Special events are held at the Harbor Half-shell/Bandstand. There are restaurants and accommodations at the Harbor, too. The $10 onion rings and the seafood sampler while relaxing on the Flying Bridge decks are great. The Clam Shack at the outlet of the Falmouth Harbor has delicious lobster rolls.
Woods Hole is a part of Falmouth, and provides another quaint New England village center to stroll for food, shopping, and boating. There is an aquarium, you can catch the boats to Martha's Vineyard, or discuss the latest in NOAA or other ocean research with the WHOI scientists. Parking in Woods Hole is metered - and they do ticket.
Cape Cod luxury real estate owners have said that for a certain number of weeks each year, Cape Cod has the best weather in the world. Thus, people who own property all over the world, have at least one home on Cape Cod. Historically, some of the most successful people in the world are on Cape Cod in the summer.
The graphs below provides some technical information about waterfront sales in Falmouth MA. Interestingly, once chosen, properties are often held longer than the average ownership, and those who sell, often return to look for another.
Falmouth Waterfront Property.
(The graph above is for sold SFD, $2-3M, waterfront Falmouth MA)
(The graph above is for sold SFD, $1-2M, waterfront Falmouth MA)
Falmouth MA Waterfront Real Estate.
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