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Includes Cotuit, Osterville, Hyannis, Hyannisport, Centerville, Marstons Mills, West Barnstable

This page contains an overview and links for Barnstable government, finances, libraries, natural resources, recreation, real estate, and schools.


 The Rooster Church in West Barnstable    
Sandy Neck


Barnstable, the Cape's largest town, has the widest variety of real estate. Each of the town's eight villages has a different flavor and real estate that fits that flavor. Barnstable also has several fire districts, and local taxes include a fire district charge.

The historic and rural northside compares well with many outer Cape areas for buyers who want to be close to nature while still being close to getting off-Cape. Centerville, located on the south side, is primarily residential has a beautiful beach. Osterville also on the south side is primarily residential and includes inlets and harbors for fishing and boating. Hyannis is the town's central business and commercial district, and includes town offices and several shopping malls. Hyannis is also a fishing village, and its harbor provides steamship access to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Islands. Marstons Mills, located on Route 28, is primarily residential. Cotuit, a village located on a peninsula on the south side, is primarily residential and has several small beaches. West Barnstable on the north side is primarily residential and sparsely populated. Barnstable also on the north side houses the County Complex and has a working harbor and several small beaches. (Narrative in part courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.)

  Demographic, Economic, and Government Profile
  Helpful Telephone Numbers Commonwealth Communities information site: Barnstable


Town of Barnstable websites:

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Regional information from state agencies:

Information specific to Barnstable can also be found within the following comprehensive listings:


Natural Resources



  • List of Cape Cod Golf Courses
  • Cotuit High Ground 31 Crockers Neck Rd., Cotuit - 428-9863 Nine holes, par 28, 2478 yards.
  • Hyannis Golf Club Route 132, Hyannis - 362-4551 18-hole, par 71, 6,002 yards
  • Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Route 149, Marstons Mills - 420-1141 18-hole, par 71, 6113 yards
  • Twin Brooks at Sheraton Hyannis Resort West End Rotary, Hyannis - 775-7775 18-hole,
    par 54, 2,621 yards


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