Mashpee

Enjoy the vibrant community spirit of this historic small town.

Welcome to Mashpee 

Life in Mashpee offers the quintessential pleasures of Cape Cod with the benefits of small-town life. Like many of the towns in this area, Mashpee’s historic roots stretch back to the early days of our country. The area was originally the land of the Wampanoag Tribe, and members of the tribe still call Mashpee home. The popular Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Museum pays homage to the area’s past and present, and the nearby Old Indian Meeting House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Single-family homes and condos are the most common residential units in Mashpee, many of which boast impressive views of the water. The architecture here is classic New England — steep gabled roofs, quaint multi-pane windows with double shudders, and wide front porches. Mashpee is home to several exclusive enclaves located on the water, one of which is New Seabury, an exclusive resort community with two meticulously maintained golf courses, fine dining, and other five-star amenities. New Seabury is bordered by Popponesset Island, another one of Mashpee's most sought-after locations due its exceptional waterfront real estate.

Things to love 

  • The natural beauty of Cape Cod’s beaches
  • The vibrant atmosphere of the Mashpee Commons open-air shopping center
  • The numerous country clubs and resort communities

People and Lifestyle 

Residents of Mashpee are pampered with a luxurious life — from their well-appointed homes to the high-quality shopping and dining scene to having some of the East Coast’s most beautiful natural areas as their backyard. The community also values a friendly neighborhood atmosphere, making Mashpee well-suited to young couples and families alike.

Dining, Shopping and Entertainment 

Mashpee Commons is an area destination. The main-street ambiance and quaint New England architecture complements rows of local and independent shops purveying every sort of thing you could need.

Highlights include Cape Kids, a boutique focused exclusively on clothes and gifts for children, much of which is locally handmade. Elfstone Silver and Gold, in operation since 1984, boasts a curated collection of gorgeous sterling silver and gold jewelry, as well as restoration services for heirloom pieces. Another eccentric stop is Verde Floral Design, which offers flower arrangement workshops in addition to their beautiful bouquets for sale.

Few things celebrate coastal living more than fresh seafood, and the local Raw Bar embraces the local catch with their mouth-watering lobster rolls, which are considered the best on the Cape. Nearby, diners enjoy the elegant waterfront dining room of The Popponesset Inn while enjoying their menu of baked scallops, sirloin steaks and more. There’s also variety to be had from the superb French cuisine at Bleu and the relaxed, pub-like atmosphere of Bobby Byrne’s

Things to Do

Visit a local country club with a friend for a game of golf. Explore the cultural treasures of local museums. Spend the day taking a boat out into the cape or reading a book on the beach. Life in Mashpee can be as busy or relaxed as you want it to be.

One of the best ways to enjoy the community atmosphere Mashpee is known for is Sidewalk Saturdays. The Commons hosts live music, activities like cornball and photo contests, and sidewalk shopping. Another popular event is the Summer Drive In Movie series, a quintessential American activity featuring classic films. 

One of the area’s most impressive cultural experiences is the Heritage Museum and Gardens, which features a manicured landscape resplendent with thousands of types of flowers, plus an impressive automobile collection indoors. Another popular activity is whale watching. Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises allows visitors and locals alike to get up-close and personal with these peaceful giants of the ocean. For families looking for a day out, The Cape Cod Children’s Museum is the perfect choice to foster hands-on curiosity and education.

Schools 

Mashpee public schools are ranked the fifth-best school district in the county by niche.com. Top educational opportunities include:

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