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This page contains links for Brewster government, finances, libraries, natural resources, recreation, real estate, and schools as well as miscellaneous links.

  Listening to the sea at the natural history museum

Photos courtesy of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Karen North Wells


Brewster is an historic sea captains' town located on the bay side of Cape Cod. Established in 1803, the town encompasses approximately twenty three square miles, including over 325 acres of beach and marshlands, with 24 ponds larger than 10 acres in size. Brewster has taken action to protect the town's historic character by establishing sign codes and site plan review by-laws and is in the process of updating its comprehensive plan. In 1985, the town took steps to protect its open space and water quality by purchasing close to 700 acres of land. Currently, over one-third of Brewster's land has been retained for conservation, open space, recreation and watershed protection. Consequently, Brewster boasts award-winning drinking water and two nationally acclaimed 18-hole golf courses among other recreation sites.

Nickerson State Park contains 400 acres of trails for biking and hiking, camping areas, and freshwater ponds for swimming, fishing and boating. Brewster has over 15 bed and breakfast inns and over 30 art galleries, craft shops and antique shops, most of which are along historic Route 6A, the old "King's Highway". Brewster's current year-round population grows to about 20,000 in the summer season as visitors come to sample the diversions of the town.

Brewster lies entirely on the Cape's north side where the soil has more clay and rocks. There is an excellent assortment of condominium complexes in all price ranges. Taxes in Brewster are higher than in comparable Cape towns. (Narrative in part courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.)

Brewster Government  
Demographic, Economic, and Government Profile
Helpful Telephone Numbers
 Links and Information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 Official Brewster home page

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State Report of Brewster's Finances

Employment and Wages

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 Brewster Public Library Information
 Brewster Ladies' Library
Natural Resources  
Tide Charts
 Cape Cod National Seashore Species List
 Cape Cod National Seashore
 Brewster Weather Report from the Weather Underground
 Town Beach Page
 Cape Cod Water Web Site
 Cape Cod Rail Trail
 The Natural History Museum
The Captains' Golf Courses
 Ocean Edge
 List of Cape Cod Golf Courses


Real Estate  

Barnstable County Registry of Deeds
 Cape Cod Commission
 Valuation (Real Estate) certification statistics


Brewster School and District Profiles

 Nauset School and District Profiles


Brewster Information from the Cape Cod Times
 Brewster Chamber of Commerce
 Complete Transportation Information
 Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
 The Brewster Store
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