(Closed) What’s it like living in Cape Cod?

posted 6 years ago in Cape Cod, Marthas Vinyard, Nantucket, and Block Island
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I have never lived on Cape Cod but I can tell you many towns on the cape are totally different in the winter vs. summer. I have however, lives in southern RI and really loved it. Depending on where you may have University students for neighbors but it is easy to avoid if you don’t like that idea. The University attracks a lot of students from NJ who really like the area. When I was a student students came from RI, MA and NJ as the 3 most common home states if that gives you an idea. I would love to live in either place really but like anywhere, I would suggest you do some neighborhood research, specifically because both places are summer vacation spots.

Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012


I lived on Cape for almost 6 years and I moved about 3 years ago, still visiting frequently.

Depending on your likes…it may be a good place. 
Some cons would be…very, very expensive with gas and cost of living.  Another would be that in the winter, 80% of all restaurants and stores close down.  No Target, closest Wal*Mart is in Falmouth which is pretty far away if you don’t actually live in Falmouth.  In the summer, everything brightens up and opens up however…you are constantly in traffic and can’t really enjoy anything b/c all restuarants and stores are inundated with tourists. Lots of local, fun places can be very territorial w/ “natives”.  Bridges close in any inclimate weather so you can be stuck there.

Pros…the beach is awesome, doesn’t snow too much if at all, a ton of little mom and pop restaurants with great food.

I moved because I was having a baby and wanted more options for schooling and more diversity. 
I think Rhode Island is much better and close enough to the Cape so you could take weekend trips but not be “stuck” there.

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