Harwich

A collection of villages embodying the rustic beauty of Old Cape Cod.

Welcome to Harwich, MA

Located on Nantucket Sound, Harwich is a seaside town that never ceases to amaze. From the Cape Cod Lavender Farm to the First Crush Winery, the vibrant local culture and unsurpassed natural beauty make this an extremely desirable place to call home. With numerous beaches, harbors, rivers, and freshwater ponds, Harwich is an absolute paradise for anyone who loves to spend time on the water. Sometimes referred to as “The Harwiches,” the town is comprised of several villages: Harwich Port, Harwich Center, North Harwich, East Harwich, South Harwich, West Harwich, and Pleasant Lake.

Located in the Lower Cape Region with a population of 12,200, Harwich is bordered by Dennis, Chatham, Brewster, and Orleans.

HARWICH REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS

With a long stretch of coast along Nantucket Sound, Harwich boasts an abundance of breathtaking waterfront real estate. Harwich Port, in particular, holds the majority of oceanfront homes, along with the town’s three harbors, several popular beaches, and an assortment of excellent restaurants in the village center. Throughout the town, luxury real estate ranges from charming shingle-style cottages to large seaside compounds with every imaginable amenity.

As of August 2021, the median home sale price is $572,000 and the median days on market is 54 days. Luxury real estate prices typically start around $1,000,000 in Harwich and reach as high as $8,000,000 for waterfront homes.

THE PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE

Harwich comes alive during the warmer months each year and, as would be expected, the lifestyle is deeply connected to the surrounding natural beauty. Whether biking on the Cape Cod Rail Trail or kayaking on the Herring River, the community benefits from easy access to a variety of outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Of course, boating is a favorite pastime for residents, and Harwich’s three harbors – Wychmere Harbor, Saquatucket Harbor, and Allen Harbor – certainly cater to this. For the avid sailor, the Stone Horse Yacht Club and Allen Harbor Yacht Club offer a variety of services and community events, while Long Pond (Cape Cod’s largest pond) is the perfect spot for stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, and freshwater fishing.

Golf enthusiasts will find a wide selection of courses to choose from, including the Harwich Port Golf Club and Cranberry Valley Golf Course. Additionally, the Eastward Ho! Club in Chatham and Cape Cod National Golf Club in Brewster offer excellent nearby options.

Along Nantucket Sound, beach lovers will be sure to love Harwich’s vast expanse of sandy coastline and pristine waters. The town’s most popular beaches include Red River Beach, Bank Street Beach, and Earle Road Beach, all of which are bustling with activity throughout the summer. For those who want the experience of a luxury resort, the Wychmere Beach Club offers access to a perfectly manicured beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas, as well as multiple pools, tennis courts, and a fitness center.

Excellent dining options are in abundance all throughout Harwich. In Harwich Port, local favorites include Brax Landing and Cape Sea Grille for fresh seafood. Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse in South Harwich is renowned for serving up some of the best Italian food on Cape Cod, while twenty-eight Atlantic at the Wequassett Resort on Pleasant Bay offers unsurpassed waterside dining.

If you are in search of a Cape Cod residence to call home, Harwich is an ideal place for every family to consider. For more information about luxury real estate in Harwich, MA, contact Paul Grover.

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