Is Cape Cod a City?

Is Cape Cod a city
m01229 / Truro Lighthouse on Cape Cod / Flickr

One question that is often asked among visitors to the area is, “Is Cape Cod a city?” Cape Cod is a geographic cape and island that is connected to the state of Massachusetts. The area is made up of several different cities, towns and villages that span the cape. Cape Cod is one of the most unique areas of the United States which is due to the lengthy history which started with some of the first European settlers.

The area of Cape Cod has a long and colorful history that dates back to the early 1600’s and predates much of the settlements in the United States. Initially in the early 1600’s, the term “Cape Cod” referred to the end of the peninsula. It wasn’t until Provincetown was incorporated that the term Cape Cod was used to designate the area down to the Cape Cod Canal.

The canal was created and effectively cut Cape Cod from the mainland, making it an island. However, there are parts of the Cape Cod area that cover land west of the canal. So if you’re asking yourself, “Is Cape Cod a city?”, take into account the different towns that make up Cape Cod so you can plan a perfect stay and have a great knowledge the area.

Barnstable County covers Cape Cod and is comprised of the towns, Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.

Chatham, is a quaint town which was first settled in 1664 and has embodied the unique and wonderful spirit of Cape Cod. Our lovely inn, Chatham Gables is located in Chatham and is the perfect place to stay in Cape Cod. The 170-year-old Chatham Gables Inn is a historic Sea Captain’s Manse built in Chatham, MA in 1839 and completely restored in 2010. Today, guests from all over the world enjoy private, sophisticated and well appointed guest rooms with personalized services and boutique amenities.

Spacious common areas include the reception parlor, the chart room and the breakfast gallery featuring fine works from local artists. The Chatham Gables Inn provides the classic Cape Cod inn experience within a short stroll to all of Chatham’s world class offerings, including great beaches and the many shops, galleries and restaurants found on Main Street.

Interested in spending time on Cape Cod? How about booking a stay at Chatham Gables Inn? Our historic B&B is perfect for travelers who are looking to relax and enjoy the luxuries of home while away from home here in Cape Cod. Each of our rooms is decorated in a crisp Cape Cod style and our comfortable beds are topped with comfy sheets. Each morning enjoy a delicious breakfast and then be on your way to enjoy the sights of Cape Cod. Contact us today and book a room for your next stay in Cape Cod. You will not find a better place to relax than the Chatham Gables Inn.

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