Barnstable, as the largest town on Cape Cod, has a lot going on. The town is approximately stretched out on 76 square miles between Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay, according to the Boston Globe, and is made up of seven different communities.

Hyannis, which is prominent for being a Kennedy family stronghold, is perhaps the most well-known hamlet. The historic Kennedy Compound is located here, and you may explore it and walk along the Kennedy Legacy Trail today. For visitors and permanent residents alike, Barnstable offers history, beaches, seafood, ice cream, and a variety of other summertime delights. Take a look at it before you start looking for Barnstable Real Estate for Sale.

One of the seven villages will be your home. “Hyannis is the town’s business and commercial core,” according to the Globe, while the other six towns — Cotuit, Osterville, Centerville, Barnstable, West Barnstable, and Marstons Mills — each have their own distinct atmosphere.

There are 13 historically fascinating districts, six National Register districts, and 75 separate properties on the National Register of Historic Places within these villages, according to the Barnstable Historical Commission. The Old King’s Highway Historic District and the Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District are both local historic districts.

For a coastal town, you’ll pay less than you may expect. The median property price in Barnstable, according to the Zillow Home Value Index, is $337,100. It climbed by 4% in the previous year and is predicted to increase by another 1.7 percent in the coming year.

A Cape-style home with tonnes of charm and more than 1,500 square feet of living space may be had for $300,000 to $400,000. Barnstable has a Walk Score of 23, which means that practically all errands involve the use of a car.

You’ll never be too far away from the lake or the town’s history. In Hyannis, there are many “must-dos,” such as visiting the Kennedy Legacy Trail. You’ll pass by ten places along the walk, including the JFK Museum, the church where the Kennedys worshipped, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, and a JFK memorial.

If that isn’t enough history, the U.S. Coast Guard Heritage Museum, the Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Sturgis Library are all worth a visit. If you like the beach, there are several options, including Sandy Neck Beach, Craigville Beach, Kalmus Park Beach, and Veteran’s Park Beach. Beaches, footpaths, and meadows can be found at Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. It offers a range of outdoor activities, as well as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

So, if you haven’t already, make sure to talk to a realtor about buying Barnstable Homes for Sale.