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Barnstable, MA

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Barnstable, Massachusetts is the largest town on Cape Cod, both in acreage and population. 

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Nearby Areas

Sandwich

Holding the title of the oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich is a true haven in Massachusetts. Visit the glass museum, the oldest mill on the cape, art galleries and more in this picturesque New England region.

Hyannis

Hyannis is the largest village in Barnstable and is a bustle of life and enterprise. The village of Hyannis is home to one of the largest ports in Cape Cod. It is also the location of the Ocean Street Dock, which ferries passengers across the Sound to Nantucket Island.

Osterville

Another one of the villages that make up Barnstable, Osterville is located on the south end of the town and is home to a coast of the Nantucket Sound. This village is home to all of the small town shops, amenities, and many attractions that you can expect from Cape Cod.

Barnstable is more than just a town – it’s the seat of Barnstable County, the county that encompasses most of Cape Cod. Barnstable is further divided into seven villages, each with its own unique culture and family-friendly appeal. From the quiet residential village of Cotuit and its scenic waterscapes to the picture-perfect beaches of West Barnstable there is so much to discover and enjoy.

Barnstable’s roots run deep. As one of the first settlements in Plymouth County, it derives its name from an English town. The town was established just one year after the town of Sandwich. In the beginning, Barnstable was known for its rich agricultural and fishing, and that reputation holds true today.

Our historic roots make living in Barnstable feel even more special. The town is dotted with historic locations and homes that make great conversation starters. Living in an area blended with the history of our country’s founding is a unique experience. Even visitors to Barnstable can attest to the beauty of modern life mixed with the charm of historic homes.

As one of the central locations in Cape Cod, Barnstable is a popular town for beach homes and settling down to raise a family. Our climate draws in many during the warmer months. Our coldest weather lasting from November to February. Our residents take advantage of both sunshine and snow with beautifully maintained lawns overlooking the Cape. Enjoying the outdoors is one of the most common hobbies among our residents.

With our northern border being Cape Cod, it’s easy to see why many who enjoy the open water call Barnstable home. Fishing and water sports are extremely popular with both residents and tourists. Boating and yacht clubs are a big draw for families thinking about moving to Barnstable.

One of the biggest perks of living in Barnstable, however, is the pride that we take in our homes and yards. The architecture common across the Cape is uniquely New England, and our residents take great pride in taking care of their property. House parties and backyard barbecues are common during the beautiful summer months.

We take pride in helping the residents of Barnstable accent the natural beauty of their homes with landscaping. One of the most popular additions to oceanfront property in the area is natural-rock retaining walls. Not only do these help make the distinctive style of New England homes shine, but they work to help negate the effects of heavy rain and snow.

Overall, Barnstable is one of the best places in Cape Cod to call home. Our rich history and bright future draw many families young and old to our neighborhoods. The community is friendly and welcoming, always eager to help a new neighbor feel right at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you build a retaining wall for my garden? 

Yes, we can design and build retaining walls that will support your landscape and provide beauty. Retaining walls are important to protect your yard and home from flooding and other natural occurrences that can cause serious headaches for you down the road. We offer a variety of stones and other materials to construct walls that suit your landscape.

Are you able to provide yard care for my vacation home when I am not there?

Gade Masonry & Landscaping can help you keep your yard healthy and beautiful throughout the year. If you will be away from your home or property at any time, we are happy to set up maintenance arrangements. You don’t have to worry about leaves collecting, your grass going uncut, or your bushes becoming overgrown. We offer lawn maintenance for all seasons.

There is a leak in my garden irrigation system. Can you help? 

We offer design, installation, and maintenance services on irrigation systems. A well maintained watering system is important to keeping your lawn and garden looking great. If your lines are old and deteriorated, if your drains are cracked, or your spickets are broken, we can assess them. Should  any part of your irrigation system need to be replaced or redesigned for optimal flow, we can work with you to design a plan that works for you and your landscape.

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