Jane Orchard

Realtor, Broker, & Associate - Kinlin Grover Real Estate

56 Scranton Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540

Phone: 508.560.2004  -  Fax: 508.548.2061  -  Email: Jane@JaneOrchard.com

RSPS, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist

SRS, Accredited Seller Representative

ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative

Kinlin Grover Real Estate

Dennis Cape Cod

This page contains an overview and links for Dennis schools, libraries, natural resources, government, recreation, and real estate, as well as miscellaneous links.


Dennis, named an All American Town in 1978, combines its traditional New England heritage with modern day conveniences. The villages of East Dennis, Dennis and South Dennis feature scenic historic districts hailing back to whaling days. Dennisport has beautiful beaches that lie along Nantucket Sound. West Dennis combines both Nantucket Sound beaches with shore access to Bass River. Altogether, Dennis has sixteen beaches on the warm Nantucket Sound to the south and on the refreshing waters of Cape Cod Bay to the north.

Numerous recreation trails offer healthful relaxation, and well developed business districts throughout the villages provide ample goods and services. Residents of Dennis feel a sense of pride in their home by the sea.

The quiet little town, incorporated in 1793, was named for Josiah Dennis, a favorite minister. The town was involved in the maritime activities of the 1800's including whaling and the building of some of the greatest American clipper ships like the Flying Cloud. As the twentieth century approached and the glory days of sea captains faded, Dennis residents turned to commercial fishing and land-based industries.

Dennis comes into its own during the summer months, with special events every week. Home to the nation's oldest summer theater, the Cape Playhouse, Dennis offers varied summer activities, with arts and craft shows, concerts on the village green and Dennis Festival Days, held in August, which celebrate the friendly heritage of this All American New England town.

The beach areas are more densely settled than towns further out on the Cape, and there is a large stock of beach cottages built in the 40s and 50s. In addition, Dennis offers a wide selection of other types of dwellings. Lot sizes are generally smaller than towns further out on the Cape, and taxes are relatively low. (Narrative in part courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.)


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